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Design innovation: notes from product designers

Design innovation: notes from product designers

Following are some notes I made at a recent panel of product designers in NYC. Single Use vs Swiss Army Knife. There’s a significant difference in the way the Americans and the Chinese use mobile apps. In the West, designers prefer apps that do one…

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If it’s no good, then why did they buy it?

If it’s no good, then why did they buy it?

  I scored some bonus material. At the show of Paul Rand’s design work at the Museum of the City of New York I stumbled into the end of Eli Kince’s FIT class visit. Prof Kince is clearly an inspirational teacher. I spoke to some…

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Design Inspiration in the Attic: The Cooper Hewitt and the City Reliquary.

Design Inspiration in the Attic: The Cooper Hewitt and the City Reliquary.

Two design inspiration visits over the holidays – to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for “good” design and to City Reliquary for the full-of-soul vernacular design of New York City.  Surely I couldn’t be mentioning those in the same breath.  Perhaps it’s the Smithsonian…

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Everything is designed. So be a designer, or think like one.

Everything is designed. So be a designer, or think like one.

Milton Glaser – photos by Sam Haskins According to IDEO “Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy.”   Wait a minute – that is taking design thinking quite far from its old comfortable world of graphics, logos,…

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