Saturday, October 28, 2006

Design Site of the Week

Worrell, Inc. is our design site of the week. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota; they specialize in Product Definition, Product Strategy, Product Platform Planning, Design Language, Future Scenario Development, Concept Visualization, and Technology Commercialization.

Design Directory

Design Directory is a great site that delivers design news, competitions, forums and links.

Anne Black
Anne Black
The Concept & Design
The Concept & Design
Bilgi Karan
Bilgi Karan


ThisNext is a Los Angeles-based, venture-funded Web 2.0 company committed to improving the overall quality of the Internet shopping experience by offering a platform for personal product recommendations and discovery. ThisNext is being built by a team of seasoned Internet entrepreneurs, editors, and bloggers. To see what else we are up to and interested in (besides ThisNext, of course), visit our blog.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Design's Night of Glamour

On Oct. 18, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presented the 2006 National Design Awards. But behind the sparkle is a work in progress.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Real buildings have curves

Frank Gehry's madcap designs attract their share of fans and foes.

See more of Gehry's designs here.
Frank Gehry, The Architect's Studio.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Reddot Design

With over 4,000 entries from 40 countries, the red dot design award ranks among the largest design competitions worldwide. The coveted trophy is the red dot, the international seal of quality for outstanding design.

But the red dot is more than just the seal of quality from a competition: it stands for acceptance among the very best in design and business.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Presentation Zen

Check out this great blog by former Apple employee, Garr Reynolds, who discusses issues related to professional presentation design.

Case Study: TV Guide Website Strategy and Design

Screenshot of When TV Guide was founded, its primary function was to inform consumers what was on television, when, and on what channel. But to compete in today's online media market, needed to become a forum for both information and connection. The company came to frog for a complete website overhaul, eager to bring their publication more effectively out of the grocery store and onto our computer screens.

Strategy by Design

In order to do a better job of developing, communicating, and pursuing a strategy, the head of Ideo says, you need to learn to think like a designer. Here's his five-point plan for how to make the leap.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Design Engine

Trade journal for the education of product design professionals.

Design Addict

Design Addict is your resource for modern, post-modern and contemporary design of the 20th-21st centuries where you'll find information on designers and producers, on furniture, lighting, dinnerware and accessories.


Design Within Reach provides easy access to well-designed furnishings traditionally found only in designer showrooms. They are a one-stop resource for some of the most exciting furniture designers internationally.

Top Innovation & Design Programs

Design As Storytelling

We all love stories. Stories breathe meaning into the stuff of life. But what about visuals? Can they tell a story? I sure as shine-ola hope so! It's how so many of us make our living. Read this article from Terry Marks in How magazine.