Design

Radical Innovation of Meaning – Apple iPad

“Ultimately, the iPad is a large iPod touch: a great device to draw your inspiration from, but perhaps not the seismic shift in technology that we were expecting.” – Claudine Beaumont, Apple iPad review, The Telegraph The much anticipated announcement of Apple’s iPad tablet was met with a resounding… “ho hum” or worse from much of the technology crowd. The ...

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Rethinking the Design of Kitchen Appliances

My kitchen is overcrowded. There is no end in sight as we continue to invent new kitchen gadgets. I have always wondered why many small kitchen appliances are so poorly designed both in form and function. Cooking is an art form and the appliances should reflect that. I’ve spent an hour at John Lewis’ basement looking at their kitchen appliances. ...

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Empathetic Biker-Centered Design in Denmark

I really thought this was perfect sense and showed a good understanding of human behaviour or in this case challenges. Simple, elegant and effective – all things that good Service Design should be. Check the railings that the man is holding onto and resting his foot on. It’s located on a little Copenhagen traffic island where cyclists often wait, reports ...

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What is Design Thinking?

If you’re a businessperson or someone interested in understanding how to facilitate innovation, you’ve probably heard of “design thinking” by now. Coined by IDEO’s David Kelley, the term refers to a set of principles, from mindset to process, that can be applied to solve complex problems. I’ve seen articles lately ranging from those that highlight its potential, [Design Thinking for ...

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70 Years of ATM Innovation

Still Struggling To Make Them Scam Proof by Idris Mootee It is all about the human factors. I find that people are over-concerned with online security every time there is a piece of news about identity theft on TV. It is really not that bad and we need to accept the fact that it will not go away. Whatever security ...

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Twitter Devices and Business Model Design

Industrial Design, Busness Model Design And Design For Change by Idris Mootee I was chatting with some members of our design research team just yesterday next to the cooler the other day. We were talking about how the iPhone is such a bad phone and a great media player, and the Backberry is such a great email gadget but a ...

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