Big Conversations

November 19, 2008

My colleagues in London have started an experiment on Facebook called Big Conversations. They are looking to use it to start a conversation around the big issues facing business and design. It is already gathering quite a bit of momentum. Check it out....

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Design thinking in Dubai

November 15, 2008

Reflecting on my recent attendance at the WEF Global Agenda Council summit in Dubai, it is clear that the depth of the current crisis is unprecedented and that doing 'more of the same' will not be enough. The overall theme from the final plenary session was "Re-boot". A call to re-visit and reinvent...

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Credit crunch part 2 - it's really a resource crunch

October 31, 2008

It has been very gratifying to see the considered comments that have followed some of my posts. I am delighted to see a conversation going on about many of these topics. My approach has been to just let them run rather than making any attempt to moderate or direct. This time however I was so struck ...

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Analytics and inspiration

October 31, 2008

Geoffrey Moore (of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing With Darwin fame) and I spent yesterday speaking with a large group of analytics folks brought together by analytics software company SAS. I have to say that I have always considered analytics to be a long way from design thinking but I left yesterda...

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Design thinking in the credit crunch

October 25, 2008

I met up with old friend and design thinking colleague Colin Burns last night. He is back living in bucolic Scotland these days and one of his many activities is to help out his friends Henry and Mo with their delicatessen in Kenmore on Loch Tay. The story Colin told me was that his wife Elaine came...

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Radical Remedies

October 12, 2008

More about the MLab. At the inagural event the MLAb folks interviewed the attendees to hear about what radical remedies they might have for the future of management. I talked about innovation and design thinking of course and if you want to check out my rambling conversation then you can do so here....

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Experimentation

October 12, 2008

I spent Friday with a great group of people thinking about experimentation. The session was held at IDEO under the auspices of the Management Lab (MLab). MLab was founded by Gary Hamel and is designed to support research and experimentation around the future of management. It is a great privilege to...

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Design thinking in the New York Times

October 6, 2008

Janet Rae-Dupree wrote about design thinking in the business section of the New York Times this weekend. It is good to see the discussion about the broader role for design appearing in the mass media. The article illustrates the very gray line between the traditional role of design and the more stra...

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Designing data

October 3, 2008

I have just been given a fabulous new book created by a recent arrival at IDEO, Ferdi van Heerden for publishers Gestalten. It's called Data Flow and takes a look at data visualization in graphic design. This has long been the domain of Edward Tufte and Richard Saul Wurman but Data Flow does a great...

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Design for Aging

October 3, 2008

One of the workshops I was involved in at Summer Davos was on aging. I was quite shocked by some of the data that the World Economic Forum had printed in a report that was released at the session. While I was well aware that the western nations, along with Japan, are experiencing a rapid aging of th...

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