Posts Tagged ‘Design Thinking’

What the flexible designer learns from clients

During my Fabricant Way interview with Matt Dilling of Lite Brite Neon Studio,  He described his clients as “teachers who…help change our view on the medium, change our view on our technique, and change our view of the world around us.” Do you listen to what they tell you about their unique project and then…

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Are your productivity apps wasting time?

If you’re like most Americans, you could use more time. Between long work weeks, which are still the norm despite Tim Ferriss’ best efforts, family and household responsibilities, sleep, and a wee little smidge of recreation, most of us feel pressed for time. And so we do what any good modern human does: we seek…

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Fabulous FREE downloads for better business organization

Design is all about order – glorious order! But there is some truth in the old saying about creative minds being messy minds. After all, whether you’re a designer or baker of whimsical cupcakes, if you’re a creative entrepreneur, your mind is (hopefully) filled to overflowing with a constant stream of brilliant ideas. So how…

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5 times visualization can empower entrepreneurs

In 1996, Israeli author and politician Natan Sharansky beat the chess world champion Garry Kasparov. He’d gained his chess expertise during nine years in a Soviet prison, and he did so without the benefit of a chessboard or a partner. Rather, he’d spent those years visualizing himself practicing to oust the standing champion. Likewise, research…

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Understanding the genesis of design trends

Where do design trends come from? We designers certainly spark our fair share. And designers, in turn, are influenced by other artists, by entertainers, by fashion and music. We’re influenced by preferences and pop culture. But the influence goes deeper. When we as people respond to Beyonce’s new video or to Apple’s new iPhone, it’s…

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Use design thinking to improve your business

You are a designer. I can hear some protests now. You might argue that you’re not a designer. You’re a baker or a marketer or the owner of a small retail shop. After all, design is something professional designers do. Engineers. Inventors. Architects. Nevertheless, you are a designer.

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What Kinky Boots can teach us about Rebranding

”The factory that started the century providing a range of footwear for men will go into the next century providing footwear for… a range of men.” Charlie Prince -describing his plans to make boots for drag queens, Kinky Boots (Public Library) Change is inevitable. Change is a great opportunity for better and new things to…

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