Managing Innovative Thinking + Design

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Articles by Dave Snowden

Tuesday, September 12, 2006



Three thematic components of this design conference – disaster, discourse and disorder – indicate three interrelated but relatively autonomous fields that highlight various aspects related to contemporary issues in design.
Design discourse involves the current language of design, i.e., the terms with which we conceptualize and talk about design. Design management, design research and current issues in design are some of the specific topics that can be addressed within this framework. This area of the conference includes presentations that seek to go beyond the over-asked question of “what is design?” and advocate a re-appraisal of accepted design conventions.
Definitions of design include such terms as plan, purpose, intention and function, besides others such as artistry and creativity that take central importance in definitions of art. Plan, purpose, intention and function are concepts related to predictability and hence systematic thinking. Systematic thinking in turn is related to order. Design brings order to the relationship between us, and the objects that we use, see, and perceive. Order, on the other hand, suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion. The function of design then, is to eliminate disorder, i.e., confusion, chaos, unpredictability.

The relationship between discourse, disaster, disorder and design calls for multi-disciplinary approaches and can be addressed from a variety of diverse theoretical perspectives such as science, metaphysics, phenomenology, post-structuralism, feminist and psychoanalytical theories, anthropology, evolutionary approaches, management, etc. Papers are invited to address contemporary or historical situations from clearly stated research experiences.

The role/position of design will be particularly scrutinized from the point of view of:
Design Research
Design and everyday life
Images and representation
New materials and methods
Design Management
Emergency Design
What can design do for physical and mental disorders: Dysfunctional bodies, schizophrenia, hysteria etc.
How can design contribute to the end of social disorders: War, vandalism, crime, epidemics etc.
How can design counteract virtual disorders: Viruses, hacking, fake identities etc.
How can design prevent societal collapse?
Nature as a disastrous phenomenon
Nature and its modifications
Design against disaster
Natural disasters: Earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, tsunamis etc.
Design Disaster

[PDF] ead06 schedule20050324.indd

Monday, September 11, 2006

Luxury Goods

Luxury Goods

[PDF] Luxury Goods and the Equity Premium

[PDF] How Luxury Goods Can Use The Web to Create Experiential Branding

[PDF] The luxury goods market is worth $69 billion dollars globally and ...

[PDF] PPR - Pr\351sentation Q2 2006 -27 juillet

[PDF] Can Luxury Goods be sold on the Internet

[PDF] Luxury Goods Conference - 9 juin 2004

[PDF] GAIN Report

[PDF] China Luxury Goods

[PDF] Master of Science in Luxury Goods and Services Master of Science

[PDF] Semiotic neighborhoods

[PDF] Attractive Sectors

Friday, September 01, 2006

James Dyson

James Dyson


Inventing a Better Way

[PDF] BreadTalk’s visionary and innovative design has revolutionized bread “

FTD - James Dyson - Wie der Wirbelwind - Köpfe


[PDF] IP review: How can good IP rules increase Europe's competitiveness ...

[PDF] Dyson Exclusive/Advance Interviews

[PDF] WhyD&TPdf version

[PDF] space to live, space to work


[PDF] Fast-Moving Durables

Design News - James Dyson to Launch Dyson School of Design ...

UGS: About Us: Customer Case Studies and Videos: Dyson

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

The ingenious inventor and designer James Dyson has just announced a new school that will open doors to young minds in September 2008 in Bath England.
The Dyson School of Design Innovation:
UK's first National Centre of Excellence for design, engineering, and enterprise will be the first of it’s kind to encourage and facilitate Britain’s next generation of engineers, designers, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

I’ve got a soft spot for engaging and introducing kids to the wonderful world of innovation and design especially after seeing Sir Ken Robinson speak about how creativity should be just as important as literacy”in today’s world.

[PDF] How Creativity, Education and the Arts Shape a Modern Economy

[PDF] Sir Ken speech.indd

Business Weeks annual IDEA awards 2006 for outstanding designs and innovations is out. They have 108 projects documented, some great, some stunning,...
Take a browse at the winners here.