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Innovation Is the New Management Consultancy. Design Is the New Advertising Agency. How Fuzzy the Boundaries Have Become...

by: Idris Mootee

I was meeting with a friend Adam Oliveira and his biz partner Adrian today and it is exciting to hear that they are starting a new digital agency. More and more people wanted to break out of the old agency mode. We can probably expect a big shift to digital marketing as we move in and gradually out of this recession. Digital marketing will shine through this downturn. (design illustrations by Ashley Payne).

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Design Thinking or just Thinking?

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Herman Miller's Next Innovation Is in Clinics and Hospitals. How about the Aeron Wheelchair?

by: Idris Mootee

"Renji Murata PSE CDB Chair" was created by the famous illustrator, artist and designer, Renji Murata. Renji "Range" Murata is a well-known Japanese artist known for his unique style combining Art Deco and Japanese anime elements. He is best known for his conceptual design work on anime series Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6. This a great chair for reception area, curious to see if peole would seat on it.

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Want to Hear One of the Most Innovative Ideas that I've Come Across in 10 Years?

by: Idris Mootee

Here's a photo of us with our Fengshui consultant Paul Ng, he was working with our interior designer to maximize positive energy flow in our creative space. His analsyis was this new place is perfect for innovation. Nice to hear that since we've just signed a 5 year lease. A little bit of optimization work is needed, a waterfall or any other water scene on one of the walls on the East side of your office. This is more of standard practice. You can do that if you have a compass.

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Industrial Design and The Branding Mad Men

by: Design Translator

It’s about time, the (M)Ad Men figured that out. Well they sort of did before and there always been Industrial Designers in advertising and branding. But much of the focus then was on packaging design, and Industrial Design was often seen as nothing more than skinning.

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Do Designers Visualize or Articulate?

by: Design Translator

I have always liked to use the term “Strategy Visualization” as an activity for designers to solidify, by design, a company’s business strategy.

So recently, I was having a chat with my boss about getting some “visualizations” done for a design strategy by our client. My boss correctly pointed out to me that Designers should be “articulating” a strategy rather than “visualizing” one.

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Winners of World's Best Presentation Contest

by: Guy Kawasaki

These are the winners of the Slideshare World's Best Presentation Contest. Notice the use of pictures and graphics, big fonts, and minimal text. Check them out!

First Prize

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Has Chinese Design Arrived?

by: Design Translator

In my opinion, design in China has leapfrogged ahead faster than the West did. But have they arrived?

I recently stumbled over a interesting interview, “Taking the Pulse of Chinese Design” with Jia Wei the founder of LKK Design.

Here are some of the good bits.

Q: How do you view the current state of Chinese design?

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The Power of Red

by: Guy Kawasaki

The Pope dons red Prada kicks, politicians break out red ties in election season and that darn Netflix package always seems to stand out in a crowd of manilla and ivory mail. Why red? Do humans have a penchant for the rainbow’s most fiery color?

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Co-creation 4: New product Co-creation

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