Finding Fresh Voices 3

Finding Fresh Voices 3

What are you reading? I’ve written a couple of posts in the past about finding fresh voices. You can find them here and here. But it’s worth revisiting the topic because I’ve seen a recent uptick in “best blogs” posts that are, frankly, a...

The Future of Design is Immaterial

The first time I watched CSI: Miami I was hooked. No, not on the show — on the uber-cool screen in the lab the characters were manipulating with their hands to pull up information. I wanted one. If that was the future of design, it was pretty awesome. Today, of...

How the Brainbelts Will Save America

Welcome to the era of brainbelts. A brainbelt is a term coined by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker to talk about the transformation of traditional rustbelt cities in the U.S. and Europe into centers of global innovation. van Agtmael said in remarks at the Brookings...

What’s Next for Design Thinking?

It’s no secret that I’m fascinated by design thinking. We’re increasingly connected to, by, and with “things.” So how we interact with objects and devices – and that we can interact with them — becomes less a question of convenience and more a universal...