How to learn design through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Posted on May 5, 2014 in Create | No Comments
How to learn design through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are quietly changing the face of education. Here’s a look at how to learn design through some of the best education resources available online today. Image: online students [Photo credit: www.atelier.net] MOOCs are scoring on several levels today. Most of these courses are free and easy to gain admission […]

The best of Milan Design Week 2014

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
The best of Milan Design Week 2014

Milan Design Week, or the Salone del Mobile, Milan, is an expo of the best in furniture and home related design. The 2014 edition, held from April 8 – 13, 2014, was the 53rd edition and also showcased innovations in lighting and kitchen and bathroom fixtures. More than 300,000 visitors thronged to the pavilions this year. […]

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: […]

Three products with bad design

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Create | No Comments
Three products with bad design

Design is a tricky thing. Good design is taken for granted and rarely commented on. But bad design is glaringly obvious. Bad design impacts user experience, and therefore, loyalty and sales. Bad design takes many forms. It could involve clumsy physical features which ruin the look of the product or prevent you from using it […]

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 […]

Learning to code no longer scary

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Create | No Comments
Learning to code no longer scary

If you think coding is just for geeks, think again. Because a steady mushrooming of online tutorials now makes sure anyone can learn the art of coding. And quite conveniently too, for through these online tutorials you can now learn to code at home. Inviting as the concept may sound, there’s something more momentous here […]

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 […]

Toggle: Multimode Touch Remote for Television

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Live | No Comments
Toggle: Multimode Touch Remote for Television

Televisions have come a long way from their idiot box image. There has been a shift from a push paradigm where you consume what is being broadcasted towards a pull paradigm where you pull content from sources such as the internet.  What kills the kickback viewing experience is the use of different devices like Keyboard […]

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