Archives: May 2007

Rotten Apple

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 31

Can't Apple design a way to stop me breaking their headphones?

On Prizes, Genius and Impact

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 31

Can prizes create genius, encourage existing genius or merely reward it?

Meet Maha

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 30

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.

Politics in the age of social networking

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 29

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...

Education, education, education

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 29

The Royal College of Art teams up with Imperial College and Tanaka Business School to create the multidisciplinary design center, Design-London

Prescriptive design

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 28

How much can or should designers try to control an experience, and how much should be left to interpretation?

Skoda takes the Cake

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 25

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...

Tide's iPod absurdity

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 24

This iPod is so absurd that it is seemingly making fun of itself. And that's fashionable.

Fake Plastic Bottles

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 23

Chair made from recycled plastic bottles

Cleaning virtual house

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 23

Sisterwoman.com, MyYearbook.com...How many profile corpses have I abandoned? And is there a quick and efficient way to clean my virtual house?

OLPC summer camp for uber gamers

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 22

Teams will face off in a quest to design the coolest pussible open-source games for the One Laptop Per Child platform (the XO).

Crowdsourcing: Who is hot?

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 21

Give us your recommendations for the sites that best harness the so-called wisdom of the crowds.

From Goldman Sachs to Kabul

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 19

How one company's export rug business is changing society

Yves Béhar on civic design

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 18

Yves Béhar's talk from last week's New Yorker Conference.

Design is Dirty

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 18

Writing from the road... the Strategy Conference at IIT in Chicago

Netsquared Innovation Awards

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 17

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?

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 17

The New Yorker's Louis Menand on college majors

I heart my chair

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 17

"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.

Strategy for the Strategy Conference

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 17

The IIT organized Strategy Conference in Chicago -- a preview

d.School Rocks...literally

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 16

d.School student Gus Bitdinger rocks the campus with his design-thinking ditty. No, really.

NEXT Signing On…

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 15

The shape of things to come on the NEXT blog

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