Trend: Distance Design Education

No time to sign up for an innovation workshop with consultancies such as Ziba or Doblin? Tap into a growing crop of design-education-at-a-distance resources for executives. Lunar Design features free podcasts that demystify design for the business community. Stanford University's D-school publishes Ambidextrous magazine and features case studies and ethnographic profiles of global consumers. And accompanying IDEO cofounder Bill Moggridge's new book, Designing Interactions, is a DVD (and Web site) with video clips, featuring lively interviews with Google's (GOOG) Sergey Brin and Larry Page on the importance of simplicity. Moggridge also features Electronic Arts' (EA) Will Wright constructing physical models and discussing how to maintain a gamer's attention.

By Reena Jana

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