Friday, June 20, 2014

Is Data the New Material for Designers?

Vinay Venkatraman tells us why data and technology are fundamentally changing the way designers are creating new products.

TED Talk: Tinkering Crafts

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Apple After Steve Job's: The Question is Slowly Being Answered...

The status of Apple is an open debate among tech watchers, here is an article that attempts to shed some light on the company after Jobs.

NYTimes Article: Tim Cook Making Apple His Own

Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Start-Up Design School: 30weeks

An experimental program to give talented designers the hands-on experience, mentorship, critiques, tools, workspace, and connections they need to create products and start companies that may just change the world. It’s 30 weeks. It’s in New York. And it starts September 2014.

Website: How to Apply


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Should Creatives Learn To Code?

Should Creatives Learn To Code? is a question many creative types are asking themselves.
Recently I've encouraged many young aspiring creatives to consider exposing themselves to coding, "just to become familiar with the language of the digital age".

 Writer John Pavlus tackles the question in the article below:

Article: Should You Learn to Code?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Design Milestone: The Beats Goes Mainstream

With the recent purchase of the Beats headphone and streaming music company by Apple, tongues are a wagging trying to understand what it means. For me, the insight is urban hip-hop culture has arrived at the door of this generations most successful design centric company. Not since Nike teamed with Micheal Jordan to release his trail-blazing Air Jordan line of shoes and apparel has the urban hip-hop aesthetic been so unapologetically embraced by an industry leading business organization.

Article: Why Isn't the Guy Who Designed Beats Going to Apple?

The designer of the Beats Robert Brunner's open letter in response to the purchase Beats.

The Letter