Managing Innovative Thinking + Design

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Effective Presentations

Effective Presentations

[PDF] How To Give Successful Oral And Poster Presentations

[PDF] Guidelines for oral presentations at CIM05

[PDF] Guidelines for Oral Paper Presenters 2004 AAPOR Conference May 13 ...

[PDF] EUROSOI 2006 – Instructions for Authors Oral Presentations

[PDF] ASTC 2001 presentation kit

[PDF] Guidelines for the Preparation of Seminars and Research Talks


Monday, July 24, 2006

International Journal of Design

International Journal of Design

International Journal of Design is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields. It aims to provide an international forum for exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures, by encouraging research on the impacts of cultural factors on design theory and practice. It also seeks to promote transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry, by emphasizing research where results are of interest or applicable to design practices.

Call for Papers
Topics include:

1. Social-Cultural Aspects of Design
2. Globalization and Localization Approaches to Design
3. Design Strategy and Management
4. Ergonomics & Perceptions in Design
5. Design Theories and Methodologies
6. Computer Applications in Design

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine

What Kind of Genius Are You?
A new theory suggests that creativity comes in two distinct types –
quick and dramatic, or careful and quiet.
By Daniel H. Pink
Six Trends Driving the Global Economy:
People Power
Video Unlimited
Personalize It
Carbon Killers
Buy It Now
All-Access Economy

The Wired 40
Meet the most innovative companies on earth.
New this year: Verizon, Lenovo, InfoSpace, and more. By Spencer Reiss

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Value of Design

Value of design

Design in Britain 2005-06(PDF: 5,6 Mb)
This report is a compilation of all the information on the Value of Design Factfinder

New levels of Experience Design is an interview with Liisa Puolakka, the Head of Brand Visual and Sensorial Experiences at Nokia. The former fashion designer talks about fashion, trends, why experience design matters, and who’s doing it well (her answer: Prada, Marc Jacobs, Nike, Starbucks, and Apple).
(Via Signal vs. Noise - )

Market Trends
Companies that ride economic trends grow more rapidly than companies that rest of their laurels. Pretty obvious, but without good trend data it's hard to know where to point your business strategically.

Here are McKinsey's ten trends in 2006 that will shape 2015:
1. Centers of economic activity will shift profoundly, not just globally, but also regionally.
2. Public-sector activities will balloon, making productivity gains essential.
3. The consumer landscape will change and expand significantly.
4. Technological connectivity will transform the way people live and interact.
5. The battlefield for talent will shift.
6. The role and behavior of big business will come under increasingly sharp scrutiny.
7. Demand for natural resources will grow, as will the strain on the environment.
8. New global industry structures are emerging.
9. Management will go from art to science.
10. Ubiquitous access to information is changing the economics of knowledge.

If you're on the business battlefield now, there's not doubt you're living a lot of these. So while these may not seem revolutionary; the real question is how are you evolving your long term strategic plan (5-7 years out) to account for these trends? Your short term plan (1 year out) should be able to flex enough to allow for changes to make you more competitive.
(Via Strategic Design marketing... - )

Sunday, July 09, 2006



NY Design Week Gallery
Core77 11th Anniv. Gallery
Design Mai 2006
Letter from Design Mai
Milan 2006 Gallery
Material Trends 2006
Marketing Your Design Firm
Aspen Summit Roundtable
Designing the Xbox360

HP invent

HP invent
Fostering Innovation in a Changing World
HP Labs is up to the challenge: A conversation with Dick Lampman

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Direct Marketing

Direct Marketing

Direct marketing (DM) is an approach
that makes contact with known
customers, prospects (warm and cold),
and asks for a response.

DM is not just about direct mail, but includes a wide
range of media such as:
• telephone
• 'off the page' advertising and inserts
• broadcast media such as radio and television
• the Internet
• and other new and traditional advertising media

[PDF] Electronic Alternatives and Direct Mail Marketing

Useful DM Terminology

Dos and Don'ts of Direct Mail

Getting Started
Step-by-Step Forward
Case Studies

Oct 2005 TNS Research indicates Mail as a significant and influential media

Best of DMA Conferences 2005 Virtual Seminar Series

"Being Direct: Making Advertising Pay"; Lester Wunderman

Sunday, July 02, 2006

the design management weblog

The design management weblog

Design : Geschichte, Theorie und Praxis der Produktgestaltung (Hardcover)
by Bernhard E. Bürdek