Thursday, March 29, 2012

Furniture Design Meets the Future

Can furniture designers meet the needs of users who's technology dependent lifestyles offer an opportunity to provide a different type of solution for home office and entertainment spaces.

As paper is used less is there still a need for desk with multiple drawers?

NYTimes Article: Furniture Design Adapts to Technology

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Design Talk: Robert Wong - Google Lab

The power of a company like Google is demonstrate in this discussion.

Video: Robert Wong

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Online Book: Wicked Problems

Wick Problems: Problems Worth Solving

This book was started with the intent of changing design and social entrepreneurship education. As these disciplines converge, it becomes evident that existing pedagogy doesn't support either students or practicioners attempting to design for impact. This text is a reaction to that convergence, and will ideally be used by various students, educators, and practicioners:

One audience is professors and educators of design, who are challenged with reinventing their educational curriculum in the face of a changing world. For them, this book should act as both a starting point for curriculum development and a justification for why this development is necessary—it should answer the question "what should design and social entrepreneurship education look like?"

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design and design education. This transformation occurs through the development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social and humanitarian problems.

Austin Center for Design

Auto Design: Ed Welburn

General Motors VP of Global Design discusses his discovery of design and shares career advice.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Film: Design the New Business

This student produced film looks at the new world of business and how the integration of design is central to success.


The worldwide release will be online on March 6th 2012.
Movie Site