Saturday, October 27, 2007

Where Designers Rule

Electronics maker Bang & Olufsen doesn't ask shoppers what they want. Its faith is in its design gurus.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Design Vision

A conversation about the role of design-driven leadership.

Yahoo! Design Week: What makes design seem intuitive?

The always entertaining & insightful, Jared Spool- founder & principal of User Interface Engineering- spoke at Yahoo! Design Week about what makes designs...

Yahoo Design Week: Orgasming Flowers and Space Invaders

Friday, October 19, 2007

Evolution of the iPod...6 years later

Sunday will mark 6 years since Apple first released the iPod. This gallery takes a look at the evolution of the iPod and the changes that have been introduced throughout the last 6 years, culminating with the Touch.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Design Moves the Conversation Forward

If good design matters to the bottom line, why aren’t designers central to the business process?

That was the question three innovation design consultants from Stone Yamashita Partners (SYP) asked the standing room only audience in the Apple Store theater in downtown San Francisco, in the first of eight monthly presentations on the topic of “Why Good Design Matters.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Frog Design is a remarkable design institute. Their integrated process of strategy and design helps Fortune 500 companies evolve, expand, and envision their businesses.

Take a look at their past work via this timeline.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Streamlining HP

Sam Lucente
Sam Lucente's [ Hewlett-Packard's first vice president of design ] business is corporate design. Persuasion is his game.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Aptera's Future Car Set for Production

The Aptera could easily be named "The Official Car of the Future". The design references every space-car from the Jetsons' runabout to the cars from Woody Allen's Sleeper (pictured above. It's the one on the right).

See Aptera's website.

Blackbird Rider

San Francisco industrial designer Joe Luttwak, who is also an avid musician, wanted a portable steel-stringed instrument to take to the woods on camping trips.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

IDEO interview

IDEO Interview IDEO is one of the world’s most decorated design consultancies. Apple’s first mouse was IDEO’s work. The firm employs experts from disciplines as disparate as graphic design, mechanical engineering and anthropology to create human-centered design solutions for some huge clients.

Read the interview conducted by Good Magazine, where they asked an IDEO team to create the graphic statement—a blank canvas to interpret the issue’s theme: Design Solutions.

National Design Awards

The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. Go here to see the 184 nominees.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Fine Art of Designing a Clean Presentation

Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have given their fair share of slide show presentations. It's fair to say that there is a fine art in designing a presentation, let alone present it to a live audience. What follows is an article one how Bill delivers the message and how Steve delivers. You be the judge.