Archives: October 2007

Target's Holograms: The Innovation Angle

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 30

On Wednesday, big-box retailer Target will begin running ads about the world’s first “model-less” fashion show in New York on November 6 and 7, featuring a holographic illusion of three-dimensional,...

New York: Legible City?

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 29

Sorry I fell off the planet. Went to San Francisco for the amazing World Design Congress and have been running to catch up ever since. I seem to have missed...

Designing without a Client

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 18

Design firms such as Seattle's Teague, which works with Boeing, Microsoft, and Nike among other corporations, are increasingly encouraging employees to hatch product ideas without a client. While I'm not...

Do it yourself (some more)

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 16

I find D-I-Y such a very bewitching ethos. Punks, for instance, were completely fabulous to me (generally terrifying, too, but always looked at with wide-eyed awe). The extraordinary explosion of...

McCracken vs Anderson

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 16

Fascinating bust up taking place over on MIT anthropologist Grant McCracken's blog. He took issue with the 'fallacy' of The Long Tail, and a slightly hurt sounding Chris Anderson, to...

Solar Decathlon is off and running

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 15

We featured University of Cincinnati, one of the 20 schools taking part in the Solar Decathlon in our recent survey of design schools undertaking interesting projects. But now the race...

It's Design Week in New York -- Will a Business Panel Reveal Internal, Corporate "Green" Best Practices?

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 15

It’s the second annual official Design Week in New York, coinciding with the National Design Awards given by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum , and sponsored by Target. Of interest...

New Areas of Innovation: Healthcare, Education, Products for the Ageing, Mega-cities

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 15

Back from the Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, the third annual conference held by the Business Innovation Factory. The lineup was impressive: from Clay Christensen, Harvard professor and author...

Off to the Business Innovation Factory Summit + Conferencing Twittering, Anyone?

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 09

Tomorrow I'm off to attend the sold-out Business Innovation Factory's annual summit in Providence, RI. This year's topic is "collaborative innovation" -- and should be intriguing as "collaboration" is certainly...

Facebook: The beginning of the end?

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 09

Remember how a year or so ago, all those advertisers jumped on the 'user generated content' bandwagon and, regularly, got their fingers burned. Once Facebook opened up, it was only...

Nike's New Public Design Studio -- Where Consumers Become Designers

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 04

Today, Nike unveiled a new style of retail experience that suggests that both virtual and real worlds are colliding and that the boundaries between consumers and designers are blurring fast....

Taking London by storm

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 01

Everyone's favorite ad-agency-that's-not-an-ad-agency caused a bit of a stir in London recently. Mother installed two enormous, tattooed mannequins -- one at Victoria Station, the other on the banks of...

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