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Sarah Dear has seen a lot changes in the design industry during her career but the lack of talent now coming through is something she is determined to address.

Demystifying design thinking: Bruce Nussbaum

Design thinking is just gaining prominence in India and there is a lot of buzz around the word. We were happy to interact with one of the thought leaders in design thinking, Bruce Nussbaum, Professor of Innovation and Design at Parsons New School of Design, a proponent of innovation, design thinking and creativity. He was in India as part of workshops for Spread. Spread is an Indian design and innovation firm training people to raise their creative capacities.

Design Is One of the Most Powerful Forces in Our Lives

A new book from critic Alice Rawsthorn explains how graphic, product, and interactive design help and sometimes unintentionally hinder humans..

An article by Steven Heller published on The Atlantic Daily website

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More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value

As design thinking nears its 50th birthday, many companies still struggle to realize value from design. Those that succeed often follow ten best practices...

An article by John Edson, Garen Kouyoumjian, and Benedict Sheppard, Published on the McKinsey.com website

Design Thinking is transforming classrooms and schools.

The first issue of the Design Thinking for Educators quarterly newsletter is available now. Read more >>

Welcome to the first issue of the Design Thinking for Educators quarterly newsletter. We are excited to share news about how design thinking is transforming classrooms and schools and keep you updated on opportunities, share resources for your classroom, and more!

SAP Design Talk: Designers Finally Earn Their Seat

As part of the SAP Design Talk series, Barry Katz, widely-published design historian, explains how intensely design has influenced Silicon Valley and how designers have now earned their say.

“You’ve won a seat at the table. People are listening to you. You’d better have something to say!”

Drawing Up an Urban Planning Manual for Chicago Teens

The graphic novel No Small Plans aims to empower the city’s youth through stories about their neighborhoods.... An article by Mimi Kirk, Published on the citylab.com website

The designer life

The world can’t do without designers. Whether it is furniture, an advertisement, a website or an app, designers are always in demand to create the perfect look and feel...

Article published online livemint.com written by Sonia Dutta Choudhury

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How AI is shaping the future of interactive games

“The most fascinating use of machine learning is where the AI learns about us, as well as learning about itself and the characters we write,” said Guy Gadney, director of The Suspect (2014), an interactive AI thriller...

by Zach Budgor. Published on the Kill Screen website, This article is part of a collaboration with iQ by Intel.
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Ideo dons fresh avatar to take on new challenges

In the past few years, companies from Google to IBM have begun investing heavily in design.

As part of the latest realignment in the global design landscape, Ideo, the global design powerhouse known for its human-centered approach has become part of the kyu Collective, a collection of businesses in the creative industry owned by Tokyo-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings. This tie up will enable Ideo to call upon the resources of fellow Collective members to give it a more formidable presence against large companies with deep pockets.

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