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Can't Apple design a way to stop me breaking their headphones?
Can prizes create genius, encourage existing genius or merely reward it?
The Victorians argued about how to control their information revolution, how to maintain professional authority when everyone suddenly had access to romance novels and news and could find out what their politicians were actually up to.
No, I'm not an Obama supporter. I’ve yet to make up my mind about candidate or party. But, I think business should be looking to the presidential campaigns to...
The Royal College of Art teams up with Imperial College and Tanaka Business School to create the multidisciplinary design center, Design-London
How much can or should designers try to control an experience, and how much should be left to interpretation?
I'm honestly not sure what cars have to do with cake making, but this ad is doing the rounds and it made me smile at the end of a long...
This iPod is so absurd that it is seemingly making fun of itself. And that's fashionable.
Chair made from recycled plastic bottles
Sisterwoman.com, MyYearbook.com...How many profile corpses have I abandoned? And is there a quick and efficient way to clean my virtual house?
Teams will face off in a quest to design the coolest pussible open-source games for the One Laptop Per Child platform (the XO).
Give us your recommendations for the sites that best harness the so-called wisdom of the crowds.
How one company's export rug business is changing society
Yves Béhar's talk from last week's New Yorker Conference.
Writing from the road... the Strategy Conference at IIT in Chicago
On May 30, $100,000 will be split among the three projects that best use technology in pursuit of social change. Which ones should win?
The New Yorker's Louis Menand on college majors
"Chairs are fundamental to any discussion of design," says Jeremy Brown from innovation strategy firm Senser Worldwide. "But they're also really useful. People use them and love them." So he asked folks to send in photos of their favorites and he compiled a book.
The IIT organized Strategy Conference in Chicago -- a preview
d.School student Gus Bitdinger rocks the campus with his design-thinking ditty. No, really.
The shape of things to come on the NEXT blog
What comes next? The Bloomberg Businessweek Innovation and Design blog chronicles new tools for creativity and collaboration, innovation case studies in both the corporate and social sectors, and the new ideas that have the power to change the way things have always been done.