People in the business community are always asking me “who’s new” or “who’s hot” in the field of design and innovation. Jessie Scanlon wrote a wonderful piece online that we brought into the current issue of IN on 10 Innovators who are on the cutting edge. Check it out, read the comments and don’t forget the great slide show of all their work.
Here is what she had to say:
“Thinking Outside the Design Box
Check out the work of 10 professionals working at the very edges of their disciplines in order to redefine their industries
Today, many designers—including graphic designers, interaction designers, architects, and brand mavens—would say that their job is to synthesize, to take into account the experience of business, technology, and users, as well as aesthetics, when creating a solution. So you could say that all designers work at a nexus of disciplines. Still, some manage to push the envelope in ways that expand the realm of design, move beyond well-accepted wisdom, and transplant knowledge from one field to another to solve a problem or create new opportunities. That is what the following architects, furniture makers, transportation visionaries, and other designers are doing. Read on to see projects by 10 professionals working on the cutting edge.”
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