Archive of Design

Are you ready for the design-led revolution?

on January 19th, 2015 in Art, Design, and Architecture, Brand and Business, My Work and Articles, Sustainability and Social Value by | Comments Off

Over the past year I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with the sustainability team at Autodesk to envision their support for the design-led revolution. Haven’t heard of it? You may not know the DLR moniker, but you’ve seen revolutionary design in action. From affordable prosthetics to solar robotics, high-impact solutions are…

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What Do You Think?

on May 11th, 2012 in Art, Design, and Architecture by | Comments Off

Over the past few years I’ve seen many museums trying to create reflective, interactive experiences for visitors. This is an important effort considering the pressures on museums as they fight for financial resources in a downturn, not to mention mind share in an age of digital entertainment. The effort is…

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DMI Recap, Part 3

on July 2nd, 2010 in Art, Design, and Architecture, Brand and Business by | Comments Off

Wrapping up my thoughts on DMI Re-thinking…The Future of Design, I have a few final thoughts on pushing the design thinking discussion farther. I came away from the conference feeling there is still a lot of talk about the theoretical application of design thinking, but not much about the actual…

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DMI Recap, Part 2

on June 23rd, 2010 in Art, Design, and Architecture, Brand and Business by | Comments Off

More from DMI… Silver buckshot Soundbite of the day: There is no silver bullet, but there is silver buckshot. (Valerie Casey) Interdisciplinary takes work Being interdisciplinary involves more effort than simply assembling a committee. It requires training in how to work collaboratively, and — more importantly — how to communicate…

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DMI Recap, Part 1

on June 23rd, 2010 in Art, Design, and Architecture, Brand and Business by | Comments Off

This year I was unable to attend Sustainable Brands, but in its stead the following week I went to the DMI Re-Thinking…the Future of Design conference in San Francisco. At the risk of sounding like a jaded know-it-all, by the time there is a conference created it seems that I’ve…

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Plugging In to User Needs

on July 12th, 2009 in Art, Design, and Architecture, Brand and Business by | Comments Off

In the Vegas airport there are many Verizon-sponsored “ReCharge Zones” — stools and counters with electrical outlets for charging phones and laptops — yet the stations were empty while hallways were lined with laptop users sitting on the floor, plugged into wall outlets over their heads. It’s not hard to…

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All about the O

on September 20th, 2008 in Brand and Business by | Comments Off

I’m in awe of Barack Obama’s campaign identity. I have never seen a political identity this sophisticated — it’s simple, well-rendered, and somehow it manages to turn an American political cliché of a sun rising over farmland into good design! That’s remarkable on its own, but the flexibility this one…

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Barcelona

on July 30th, 2008 in Art, Design, and Architecture, Serendipity by | Comments Off

After 5 long years, I’m finally getting around to organizing my Europe photos. I’m starting with Barcelona, a city that stole my heart. Gaudi has a lot to do with why I loved Barcelona so much — his work is whimsical, colorful, and imaginative in a way that makes me…

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