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Categories: Creativity

Red dot Concept Awards in Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 24

I just got back from the red dot design concept awards given to Asian students and young designers. It was quite a production, with a runway for the winners to...

ICSID World Design Congress Opens in Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 22

On Monday morning, I interview Singapore's Minister of Finance to open the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). We'll talk about how Singapore created a modern 20th century...

President Obama's Asia Failure

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 22

Sitting here in Singapore as President Obama went through China and flew home from his 8-day trip to Asia, it is perhaps easier to see the true truth of his...

President's Design Award Winners--Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 20

I was over at the President of Singapore's residence last night to watch him personally give four Designer of the Year awards. Boy, are they promoting Design in Singapore! The...

Design Thinking Symposium In Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

I'm off this week for a swing through Asia and Singapore is my first stop. I'll be speaking at a great Design Thinking Symposium in Singapore on Wednesday. It's got...

Jason Wu, Michelle Obama's Gown Designer, Studied At The Parsons School for Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

Lots of interesting facts about Jason Wu, from his age, 26, to his journey to the US from Taiwan via Canada. Less known is the fact that he studied at...

The Femme Den From Smart Design Innovates For Gender.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 22

I ran into the women of Smart Design's Femme Den at the IDSA annual awards contest in Phoenix and was blown away by their insights. As women increasingly play what...

10 Best Books On Innovation To Get You Through The Recession.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 06

We are at a tipping point in the economy where recession is probable so CEOs and top managers need to quickly shift their strategies for 2008. The CEOs who will...

Martha Stewart, Francis Ford Coppola and illy Coffee Market Together. What's That About?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on December 05

I was eating at the Landmark restaurant in the TimeWarner building in New York and, as I was leaving, ran into Martha Stewart and Francis Ford Coppola sitting together with...

Singapore Dances On YouTube--And The World Watches In Awe.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 28

Sometimes you don't know what to make of something--is it brave, horrendous, funny, weird, sad, inappropriate. You can't stop watching it but you can't believe they actually produced it. You...

On My Terrible Spelling. Sorry.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 28

I want to apologize for my poor spelling. I know it's really, truly bad. For some, such as Robin Galguera, poor spelling suggests poor thinking. I hope not. The truth...

On Valentine's Day--What Makes Men Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 14

3iYing is a branding/marketing/strategy firm run by teenage girls and 20-something women that provides insights into corporate marketing and they offer up advice on romance to guys on this special...

Superbowl--It's About the Ads, Not the Game.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 04

Well, for a lot of people anybody, it's the ads that count and you can watch the Superbowl ads on any number of sites, including this one which shows you...

Mac vs. PC Ads--Best Parodies.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

I know this is nuts because I have to get the next issue of IN out in three weeks and I shouldn't be trolling the web but the Guardian site...

Listen to the Osage, the Dine and the Xicana and Learn About Storytelling.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 19

I just came back from a trip that included lots of conversation with "creatives" and managers at ad agencies and one of the most important themes that recurred is the...

Design Is The New Advertising.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 15

Quote of the day from Marc Gobe, who has a new book coming out called, what else, Brandjam. "Design is the new advertising. The agencies should fold, they’re out of...

A Critique of Chris Anderson's Long Tail Book.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 28

Like most folks in this space, I've read a chunk of The Long Tail and a lot of commentary on it (more commentary than the book to date I'm afraid)....

Logos--They're All The Same Again. Brands Get Cute.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 26

Check out this parody of cutesy, gradient-colored, vowel-lacking logos which are so hot today. Amazing what you can do in web 2.0 format, right? And thanks to Jena McGregor at...

Cirque du Soleil and David Rockwell's Birthday Party.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 21

David Rockwell, architect and founder of the Rockwell Group, is a master of designing experiences. Whether its theatre sets (Hairspray), restaurants (Nobu), hotels (W), gambling joints (Mohegan Sun), a kids...

James Dyson Sets Up the Dyson School of Design Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 10

Here's a flash. James Dyson, the inventor of many things, including a best-selling vacuum cleaner, is establishing a new school for design innovation in Bath, England. This is very big...

Tufts Tests For Creativity--Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Others Should too.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 07

Universities are beginning to make creativity and innovation criteria for admission for freshman. Check out this item in higher education that describes Tufts University's new policy. This is a very...

Hans Rosling And Data Visualization.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 06

In the first issue of IN, we pointed to Gapminder and the great data visualization software developed by Hans Rosling. Check out Rosling's presentation at the TED conference on the...

The 2006 Product Design Awards Are Here.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 29

I'm taking off for a bit but I'm leaving behind a feast that should last for a long time--the Industrial Design Excellence Awards. We have 13 pages of the design...

GE's Jeff Immelt Explains Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 13

The Harvard Business Review has done a great job playing catch-up on the issue of innovation in the 21st century. I was away when a great article by GE's Immelt...

Google, HP, Apple, P&G, Bank of America, GAP, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Whirlpool, Cargill, Citigroup, IBM--And More Are in INside Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

I've never been a mother but I sure feel like one today. I'm looking at two magazines--IN and Business Week with IN stitched inside and they are both beautifully rendered....

Google, TiVo and Others Won At The GEL Conference.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 04

Here's the scoop (at least for 10 minutes before Mark Hurst gets it up on his blog). Winners are Google, TiVo and a tie between & Heifer. Google's Marrisa...

Robyn Waters' Viewing Pleasure.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 28

OK, here is the skinny on where Robyn Waters goes to check out fashion and design. Among her many sites and sources, Waters looks at Worth Global Style Network,

What Does Robyn Waters Look At?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 27

Is it true that the brilliant and very famous post-Target, trend-master Robyn Waters subscribes to a $26,000 "style" site out of London? Is it true that such a site even...

Jane Jacob's Brilliant Legacy.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 26

I like my cities dense and full of culture and I like my wilderness empty and full of birds (this is migration season and I am a birder). So I...

IDEO Makes The TOP 25 Global Innovators--Here's Why.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 17

IDEO was the only innovation/design consultancy to make the cut of most innovative companies in the world (it was # 15 in 2006, up from # 18 in 2005). Now...

Beyond Apple and Google, Creativity and Innovation in Europe.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 16

On this Easter Sunday, if you're plugged in, here's a thoughtful Q&A with 28-year old Peter Burgaard, who is the event manager at the Danish Innovation Lab, associated with the...

It's Google Under the Label of the Top 25 Innovative Companies

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 14

I've been busy working on this week's issue of BusinessWeek--The World's Most Innovative Companies that lists Apple (of course), BMW, Samsung, Toyota, Honda (yeah, three car companies, how about that?),...

Learning to be Like Apple, Nike, Starbucks, Nokia, P&G and Other Creative Companies at Stanford.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 07

Design schools such as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford are increasingly the place for CEOs and top managers to send execs to learn how to be innovative...

Arup Joins IDEO with Cards for Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 22

The Foresight & Innovation team at Arup, the fascinating engineering, planning, and designing collective out of Europe best known for the Sydney Opera House, has developed a 50 card deck...

Malcom Gladwell is Blogging.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 08

Check out Gladwell's take on NBA Heuristics....

Happiness and Innovation Work for Google, Honda and Others.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 08

There are insights and then there are blinding insights and IDEO's Diego Rodriquez has a truly brilliant insight in his column on the relationship between happiness and innovation. Diego builds...

Shades of Tom Cruise in "Minority Report."

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 19

Multi-touching sensing is an innovative concept best seen most recently in the movie, Minority Report. People at NYU appear to have come up with amazing results in this space. Check...

Who's the most creative?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

Google's Marissa Ann Mayer was the instant hit of Davos in the very first day of the World Economic Forum. The vp of Search Products and User Experience beat out...


Want to stop talking about innovation and learn how to make it work for you? Bruce Nussbaum takes you deep into the latest thinking about innovation and design with daily scoops, provocative perspectives and case studies. Nussbaum is at the center of a global conversation on the growing discipline of innovation and the deepening field of design thinking. Read him to discover what social networking works—and what doesn’t. Discover where service innovation is going and how experience design is shaping up. Learn which schools are graduating the most creative talent and which consulting firms are the hottest. And get his take on what the smartest companies are doing in the U.S., Asia and Europe, far ahead of the pack.

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