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Design Thinking Is Killing Creativity

You would have heard everyone’s jaw drop after I mentioned this on Twitter over the weekend.

A fellow designer and I were discussing this in detail and jointly came to this conclusion with much disappointment. It was quite a significant conclusion and likely to be correct, as not only are we both in positions in managing design processes and teams; we are also in positions to shape and influence design centric business strategies.

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Innovation Is Getting out from under a Street Lamp

Legendary 3M inventor of the Post-it Note, Art Fry, shares his words of wisdom on innovation, creativity and getting disruptive products into the market. A wonderful read for all innovators, designers and entrepreneurs.

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Design’s Return on Investment

Looks like China is getting it when it comes to design.

In a recent interview on the local Chinese CCTV, Chen Dongliang, Director of the Beijing Industrial Design Center, has highlighted the tremendous economic value of Industrial Design to China’s economy.

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iPad a Stroke of Genius or Just a Stroke?

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, I’m sure you would have heard of the Apple iPad. Pretty much everyone has. So much so that there has been a lot said about this product, both good and bad. Do a search on Google and you get 23 Million plus hits. Crazily enough, some people even claimed that it was hotter than the tablets Moses brought down from Mount Sinai.

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Google Goes Simple and Meaningful with Their TV Ad

What a well-designed and choreographed TV ad that tells a meaningful, heartwarming and simple story by just showing us enough information and getting us to fill in the rest.

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User Centered Innovation Is Dead

With a cheeky little link to Tom Kelly’s The Art of Innovation, Roberto Verganti (author of Design Driven Innovation) suggests in not so many words that User Centered Innovation, IDEO’s claim to fame, is dead.

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How to Manage Your Creative Work and Intellectual Property Online

Note: This editorial was written for Yanko Design (YD) in my capacity as Industry Consultant for that website. As there are some Design Sojourn readers don’t really frequent YD, it would make sense to republished the article here. Looking forward to all your comments.

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Design Thinking 101 at the Stanford d.school

Ever wondered what design thinking is all about? The Stanford d.school has shared, with the world, the basics of design thinking as taught in their introductory class called the “design thinking bootcamp”.

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Spaces for Ideas: The First Prototype

Here we are finally, pictures of my first prototype for the Spaces for Ideas sketchbook! But before I get ahead of myself, let me pick up from where I left of in the last post Spaces for Ideas: The Beginning.

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How Fanboys See the Different Operating Systems

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