Design Management vs. Design Thinking →
While preparing for our Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop next week, I stumbled over a nice little infographic by Prof. Ralf Beuker, that clearly spells out the relationship between Design, Design Management and Design Thinking. A relationship that many designers, including myself, would have pondered about at some stage of their professional career. However, what is even more...
NASA Standards →
That NASA Standards Manual, yeah that one, reposted with better images by Tim George. Via Scott Hansen, of course. from Coudal Partners Blended Feed http://bit.ly/qmkqL0
Ikea Debuts Mänland, a Daycare for Men While Women... →
Men hate to shop. It’s a truism that Bud Light ads have hammered into us for decades. Ikea has absorbed it, too, and come up with a novel solution in its Australian stores. It’s launched a special in-store area called Mänland, a kind of daycare where husbands and boyfriends can hang out with their own kind (i.e., other Cro-Magnon morons) while their wives and girlfriends shop....
The Dutch Have Two Words for Design →
“In Holland, we have two words for design. One is vormgeving; in German formgeben. And the other word is ontwerpen; in German entwurf. In the Anglo-Saxon language there’s only one word for design, which is design. That is something you should work out. Vormgeving is more to make things look nice. So for instance, packaging for a perfume or for chocolate in order to make things fashionable,...
McDonaldland Specification Manual →
Scans of the McDonaldland Specification Manual, a style guide from the 1970s for the fast food giant’s various characters. from Coudal Partners Blended Feed http://bit.ly/qmkqL0
People often listen to music according to the mood they want, whether to reinforce the state they are in or rather to change it. Musicovery has created a graphical interface to meet this need, the “mood pad”. And of course, it’s not available in Switzerland. Oh boy.
easyGroup Brand Manual →
Can’t stand the cattle-herding at boarding, but love it or loathe it, easyJet has one of the most distinctive airline identities to be seen. easyJet livery photo by Christopher Doyle — Our visual identity, known as the ‘Getup’, is an essential part of the easyJet Brand Licence and is cast in stone! It is defined as: (a) white lettering on an orange background (Pantone 021c on glossy print...
Video Game in a Box http://bit.ly/qeFLUf by Teague Labs