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Redesigning the wheel

Title: Makeover Mania: Inside the 21st-Century Craze for Redesigning Everything Context: There is nothing new under the sun. Which is why it all should be redesigned from the ground up. Including the sun. Synopsis: People get used to the familiar.

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Change

Title: How IDEO Designers Persuade Companies to Accept Change Context: Having trouble designing for someone? Try designing with them instead. Synopsis: The job of a designer is hardly limited to the act of designing. Especially when working for — and

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Title: Stop Thinking About User Interface: A Product Approach for Designing Products of the Future Context: Before assuming that a GUI is the answer you might want to first reconsider the question. Synopsis: When you are a software designer, every

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Title: The Story of Doug Dietz: Creative Confidence in the MRI Suite Context: When design is at its best it doesn’t make products better, it makes people’s lives better. Synopsis: It is entirely possible to design something and convince yourself

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IDEO's Lolzzz alarm clock wakes you up to the sound of a child's laughter.

Title: How Ideo Redesigned Monday to Be Less Awful Context: Hating Monday’s days are numbered thanks to design. Synopsis: Your alarm goes off in a shriek of canned, looping banality. Your calendar overflows with other miserable souls who too have

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Title: At 90, She’s Designing Tech For Aging Boomers Context: Design isn’t always about what you can prove, sometimes it’s simply about what you know. Synopsis: This rapidly changing, tech obsessed, innovation-centric culture in which we live is unquestionably a

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Best Bit: “Sometimes the best way through the fog, is through the fog.” via vimeo.com

Title: What Good Design Can Teach Us About Motivation Context: How’s that cubicle in the room with gray walls helping your creativity? Synopsis: Is your work environment enhancing your creativity? For most people the answer is sadly, “no”. The old

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Title: IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas Context: The closer the gap between work and play, the more amazing the outcomes for your business will be. Synopsis: We don’t play enough. You can’t argue with

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Title: The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovation Context: The barriers to innovation are obvious. Overcoming them? Not so much. Synopsis: IDEO honcho talks about what prevents true innovation from happening in the workplace. There’s nothing here that’s shocking. Heck, there’s

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Title: Interview – Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO – WEF 2011 Context: The World Economic Forum at Davos. It’s not just for economists anymore. Synopsis: Tim Brown holds forth in a video chat with a student from Parsons

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Title: ABC Nightline – IDEO Shopping Cart Context: What the redesign process of an everyday object can – and probably should – look like. Synopsis: This Nightline special must be over a decade old but it is still relevant from

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Title: An interview with Bill Verplank Context: Interview with seminal human/computer theorist and the man who coined the phrase “interaction design”. He’s kind of smart. Synopsis: A man who has led a distinguished career at Xerox PARC, IDEO and is

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