How leading organizations foster creative culture in the workplace

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Create | 2 Comments
How leading organizations foster creative culture in the workplace

Organizations like Apple are the envy of the world, because of their consistent innovation and creativity. What role does creative culture in the workplace play? What makes some organizations more creative than others? Why do some companies constantly attract the best talent? How do they keep alive the hunger for innovation, product after product? Image: […]

7 design principles of highly effective designers

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in Create | No Comments
7 design principles of highly effective designers

They’re the kings of their profession. They have created design innovations and best-selling products. How are these design legends able to consistently deliver effective design, time after time? Here, in their own words, are 7 principles of highly effective designers: 1.     Design for people Successful designers put people and their needs, likes and aspirations at […]

IDEO transforms lives through design

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 in Discover | One Comment
IDEO transforms lives through design

The dictionary defines design as “a decorative pattern” or a “plan of something before it is made”. If design today means so much more, it is because of top design firms such as IDEO, which have pushed design into the realm of transformative experiences. Image: swipe sense [Photo credit: www.ideo.com] IDEO began operations in 1991 […]

Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

The Ant, the Egg, and the Swan may sound like the title of a Danish fairy tale – and in a sense they are. They are the creations of one of the most iconic furniture designers of the 20th century, the great Dane Arne Jacobsen. Born in 1902 in Copenhagen, he would become an influential […]

The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Creativity surely must be an innate quality. How else can the son of a shoemaker grow up to become a commanding figure in mid 20th century furniture design? But hey, there’s more! Born in 1914 in Southern Denmark, Hans J. Wegner also spearheaded Danish Modern into the global arena through his style of work known […]

So what’s global design and innovation firm Frog all about?

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Discover | 3 Comments
So what’s global design and innovation firm Frog all about?

Industrial design may be a century old art, but when it comes to downright bloody-good innovation, Frog Design Inc can take a bow. Founded by industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger in Germany in 1969, Frog initially ventured into industrial design…until it saw its potential and moved on to human factors & ergonomics. As a global design […]

Renzo Piano architecture style – All about high-tech designs

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Renzo Piano architecture style – All about high-tech designs

Born into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937, Renzo Piano is hardly the kind of architect that you could define in one word. In fact, the Renzo Piano architecture style that the world knows of is not what you can narrow down to a trademark style. From skyscrapers to energy-efficient diminutive houses, […]

theWTFactory Hariri & Hariri: Bridging gaps in design » theWTFactory

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Discover | One Comment
theWTFactory Hariri & Hariri: Bridging gaps in design » theWTFactory

Architecture may not appear to be much of a glamorous profession for those from the other side of the fence. But not for Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, the designer duo, better known to the world as Hariri & Hariri. In a male dominated world, the Hariri sisters set their feet, both backed by their Cornell […]

The Next Must-Have Gadget: @FiftyThree’s Pencil Stylus for iPad

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Create | No Comments
The Next Must-Have Gadget: @FiftyThree’s Pencil Stylus for iPad

App makers don’t often jump into the hardware business, but @FiftyThree is not your average tech company. Their wildly popular iPad app, called Paper, has unleashed the creative forces in thousands of avid users. And now their new stylus for iPad is bound to create even more buzz and creative excitement. Image: Paper app creativity […]

Football as Football: Hybrid American and European Football Logo Design Experiment Scores A Draw

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Discover | No Comments

When you hear the word football, do you think: or If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate Football as Football, a playful hybrid American and European football logo design experiment hatched by six Minnesota-based design lovers with an equal fanaticism for the game (whether you’re talking American or European persuasion). Football as Football’s designers have […]

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