Archives: June 2007

Summer time

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 29

Summer's here, and though it's super sweltery in New York, and my family is reporting being nearly under water in the north of England, thoughts are turning to being outside....

new opportunities and new voices

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 28

Meanwhile, Reena Jana will be joining Next. Alone with Helen, she'll continue to bring you thoughtful sentiments on the intersection of business and design - and everything related. Cheers

Measuring innovation

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 27

I went to lunch with IBM, Innosight and APQC and a whole host of innovation types yesterday. The topic of conversation: why do innovation efforts so often fail, how can...

iPhone -- odds on favorite

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 25

As the buzz continues to build, this turns up in my email inbox. It's the odds from bookie Web site BetUS.com regarding the iPhone. I know, I know, gambling's no...

Redeveloping the iconic Coney Island

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 25

The proposed redevelopment of Coney Island is causing a stir amongst locals and diehard fans. But perhaps it's just what's needed.

How to create a product that lasts today?

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 19

So asks Gene Pressman, former co-CEO and Creative Director of Barneys in his new book, Chasing Cool. The book's subtitle is "standing out in today's cluttered marketplace" and it's full...

Consistency is Key

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 18

The democratization of data provided by technologies (including the Web and its seemingly infinite capabilities) initially struck fear at the heart of professionals from industries across the board. By understanding...

MySpam in MySpace

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 15

I'm so over spam in my MySpace account.

How Green is Our Space?

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 15

It's Architecture Week in London... This year's theme: sustainability, of course

Crushable Barack gets internet video

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 14

With this viral video, I start to understand what is really working about the Obama campaign. He gets internet video.

Obama wants you to come to dinner

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 13

He delivers this invitation via video - you can find it on Youtube and on his Facebook profile. I've watched it several times now because I think it's an example of internet video that really works.

Virtual Richard Serra

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 13

If you can't make it to MOMA to see the Richard Serra show (and frankly, even if you can), you should still check out the online installation

watermelon

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 13

You may have noticed my recent radio silence. I've just returned from a camping trip in Santa Cruz

The Sopranos takeaway

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 12

The Sopranos caused a furore with its finale. There are lessons to be learned here

Are Graphics and Illustration the next boom industry?

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 11

First furniture designers and architects made a stir within the artworld. Now it seems that graphic designers and illustrators are making an impression, too.

Not very Effective

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 08

Award shows tend to be interminable. Sadly, last night's Effies ("Effectiveness in Advertising") were no different.

It Started with a Concept

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 07

ReacTable -- an interactive interface for creating music.

Olympic hoo-hah

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 05

New Olympic Games branding from Wolff Olins

The system is overloaded

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 04

Dealing with the deluge: the modern curse of instant communication

Linux vs. Wikipedia

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 01

Crowds are not wise. Nor are they ignorant. The intelligence, or lack thereof, resides in those of us who are trying to capture their momentum.

BusinessWeek Innovation & Design channel

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 01

What would you like to see more (or less) of on the Innovation & Design channel?

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