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Over the last decade and more, design has become a business advantage. A well-crafted experience is based on deep customer understanding, relevant visuals and well-worked flows that can be the difference between a returning customer and one who walks away unsatisfied. “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.” John Maeda, designer and author.  Let’s face… Read More →

What is Design Thinking? “Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” — Tim Brown, president and CEO, IDEO Design thinking is a fluid, research and data-driven approach to identifying a problem, the people it affects, exploring solutions… Read More →

Design has become conceptual in that it is no longer perceived merely as a form of giving life to a product, a visuality or an object only. Design has been steadily expanding into the corporate strategy world; organisations are increasingly applying design methods to develop their competitive advantage. This growing interest in design may be linked to the increasing role… Read More →

On the 12th of February 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, back then Secretary of State of the US, used an until then little known framework to help him in making the case for the invasion of Iraq: the Knowns and Unknowns framework. I think it is fair to say that the reception by the press was mixed: some accused him of playing… Read More →

Did you know that hundreds of workshops take place around the world each month using Marvel? From schools to enterprises, Marvel is used across every age group. The growth we’ve seen across education has been amazing and initiatives like Design Club have been driving design and prototyping with kids across the UK who will no doubt be the entrepreneurs and… Read More →

Design thinking as a mindset and work attitude for creative problem solving has become crucial for many activities both in education and advanced training. In this article I will reflect on the added value design thinking brings to education. I believe in education and lifelong learning as being the foundation for all we do in life. However, the way we… Read More →

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus. More than a design aesthetic, Bauhaus was a movement, with its school contributing to an era of thought leadership that shaped our modern world. The founding principles of Bauhaus lauded function: the idea that design should scale and serve society. That impact is still felt today in the way… Read More →

There’s a big search on for what’s next after design thinking. Over the past five years, people have lined up to write critiques of design thinking (also known as human-centered design). In the case of the more thoughtful critiques, those thinkers have offered alternatives. Instead of human-centered design, we need systemic design. Or we need strategic design. Or we need… Read More →

What’s the true value of design to business? This has been an unanswered question since Thomas Watson Jr. first uttered the words “Good design is good business” more than 50 years ago. Now we have a clear and powerful answer! Forrester Research studied IBM’s design practices and has determined that our unique programmatic approach to design and design thinking results… Read More →

How do you quickly and collaboratively come up and pitch ideas or potential solutions to a problem? My former co-worker at Hinderling Volkart (Lukas Karrer) introduced me to a method I have found extremely effective, inclusive and fun to use in client workshops: NABC: A 3-in-1 approach to ideating, prototyping and pitching. NABC can also be applied in an educational… Read More →