Archives: November 2005

Innovation vs.design--the British Design Council weighs in.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 30

The controversy over whether or not innovation is design or a separate discipline--and should be separate--set off recently by Pentagram's Michael Bierut has resonance in Britain where the Design Council...

China betting big on design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 29

So within minutes of landing in Beijing for the Design for the New China Markets conference--and plugging into the web--I see that the city of Shenzen is turning itself into...

Innovation In China and Asia is getting hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 27

I'm off to an innovation and design conference in China put on by Patrick Whitney of the Institute of Design. Some 150 business people and designers, half from China and...

Is design different from innovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 21

Michael Bierut's provocative blog item has unleashed a very thoughtful storm. Bierut argues that corporations are uncomfortable with the term "design" and prefer to call it "innovation." I agree with...

Apple, Google,Yahoo, GE, P&G--design equals innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 21

Michael Bierut of Pentagram fame has cut through the blather to raise a really fascinating--and funny-- issue in Corporate America. Everyone loves design but no one wants to call it...

Ipod dating.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 16

OK. We now have video iPod dating. Just like about a million other people, I just now received this new dating service via email. The woman on the video iPod...

Boeing is back! Innovation lives in aerospace.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 16

There is so much innovation going on in the US today that even Boeing is back as an innovation leader. For a while, it looked like Boeing's days as a...

Google, thy name is innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

The fact that Google is perhaps the single most important source of innovation in the American economy today is not lost on the daddy of innovation consulting and writing, Clayton...

Help this blogger!

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

Metacool's Diego Rodriguez is writing a column for our Innovation & Design channel on happiness and innovation so if you have some thoughts, send them along to him. It's a...

Creating Googles, Apples and a process of innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, put on an amazingly insightful conference on innovation last week. Some 200 people, nearly all from...

Peter Drucker, Google and the design of innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 14

It's fiting that Boingboing, one of the great blogs, references Peter Drucker's passing. Drucker was known for virtually creating the science of management but managers usually didn't listen to him....

A massive innovation blog from a design experience company.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 06

Mark Vanderbeeken trackbacked me and I checked out his company's blog--wow. It has a long list of innovation blogs that may prove valuable to anyone interested in experience design, innovation...

Google, Yahoo and the bottom of the pyramid.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 06

We all go to conferences and most are pretty good but the IDSA/HP Design About on BOP--the bottom of the pyramid--was especially intense and productive. Thanks to Sam Lucente, director,...

Google and teen mixing for content.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 02

Boingboing points to a new Pew study that shows teens are totally into creating their own content by mixing, remixing and blogging. They are way ahead of any other demographic....

Is P&G the new 3M?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 02

In the welter of quarterly profits announcements this week, don't forget to delve into those of P&G. It did great--significantly better than its competitors. The reason? New products and new...

Designing for the bottom of the pyramid

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 02

There's a hot opening at Parsons in New York for an exhibit on designing the new taxi but I'm passing it up to be in Palo Alto for an IDSA/HP...

More on Ford design and innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 01

This was just sent to me by someone who covers the automotive industry who requested anonymity. It's pretty shocking and certainly explains why Ford's Mary Ann Wright doesn't like criticism...

Is Ford Innovative? Part Two.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 01

I received the following email from Mary Ann Wright, Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs, at Ford. She is plenty mad at me for the previous post questioning...

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