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Entries Tagged as 'Ideas'

Changing Education Paradigms

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

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Tags: Culture · Education · Film & Video · Ideas · Inspiration · You Tube

The Secret Powers of Time

June 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. Found via Caterina.net

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Tags: Culture · Design · Education · Ideas · Social · Uncategorized · You Tube

What is Design Currency?

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

I have the good fortune of attending ICOGRADA’s Design Week 2010 in Vancouver at the end of April. The GDC is a Host Partner for the event, and a few good friends have been logging a ton of extra-curricular hours to ensure a world-class event. I’m really looking forward to it (not to mention the […]

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Tags: Canada · Culture · Design · GDC · Graphic Design · Ideas · Inspiration · Interactive · Motion Graphics · Technology · You Tube

Quoting Robertson Davies

January 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt…

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Tags: Canada · Culture · Ideas · Inspiration · Quotes · Writing

Artists; a quote from the President (1962).

December 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Too often in the past we have thought of the artist as an idler and dilettante and of the lover of arts as somehow sissy or effete. We have done both an injustice.”

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Tags: Art · Culture · Ideas · Inspiration · Quotes · Surprising

Boardsmag: The IT List

June 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

Always a great place to find high-quality video of recent ads and other motion graphics, Boardsmag recently posted their It List for 2009: You know what’s awesome? No? We do. And it doesn’t start with ‘r’ and end with ‘ecession’. It’s a hamper full of companies, people, gadgets and trends that entertained, enlightened and impressed […]

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Tags: Branding · Culture · Design · Ideas · Inspiration

Anatomicals “Shower to the People”

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Came across this super fun line up of body products at Winners of all places. Their line goes: “Whatever you look like, whatever shape you’re in, we only want you for your body.” Nice one. Lots of great product names, delivered in simple, inviting packaging using Helvetica Rounded.

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Tags: Branding · Copywriting · Culture · Design · Funny · Graphic Design · Ideas · Industrial Design · Surprising · Typography

Things I have learned in my life so far – Stefan Sagmeister

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to see Stefan Sagmeister speak in Toronto in 2006. In person, he seems humble and grounded in ideas. His personality shows well in this short from Hillman Curtis.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Heroes · Ideas · Inspiration

TED Talks Podcasts

June 27th, 2006 · Comments Off

http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/ Recently released audio & video transcripts of talks by smart folks at the TED Conference in California. It includes a great 15 minute chat by Al Gore loosely based on his “Inconvenient Truth” material. Funny, smart, inspirational & topical.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Ideas · Inspiration · Podcasts · Sustainability

SXSW Interactive Goodies

March 17th, 2006 · Comments Off

SXSW ended over the weekend, and now that most folks have recovered from their hangovers, they’re starting to post photos, videos, podcasts, and blog entries. A few good ones: Podcasts (MP3s) Heather Armstrong & Jason Kottke Keynote Chat Two blog giants sit down and share stories. Interesting to hear them *speak*, and have them share […]

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Tags: 2.0 · Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Funny · Ideas · Podcasts

4 Things

January 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

I swiped this idea from others doing the same thing. Reading the responses is fun. Four jobs I’ve had: 1. Busboy at Bonanza all-you-can-eat buffet 2. Greenskeeper lackey at country club 3. Shift Leader, Earls 4. HMV staffer (best job in the world) Four movies I can watch over and over: 1. The Godfather 2. […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Ideas · Memes

Some recent links of note

November 30th, 2005 · Comments Off

Putting people first Daily insights in the burgeoning field of experience design, user experience and innovation from the people at Experientia. Future Perfect Future Perfect is about the collision of people, society and technology, drawing on issues related to the user research that I conduct on behalf of my employer – Nokia. Managing Innovative Thinking […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Ideas · Inspiration

"What Would Flying Spaghetti Monster Do?"

August 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments

It’s rare that I find myself navigating the murky waters of politics and religion, because, well, I have absolutely NO PLACE commenting on either, given my complete lack of religious upbringing and cynical view of politics, but I couldn’t resist posting something about the hottest new right-wing creationist myth being sold all over the States: […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Funny · Ideas · Surprising

Twelve Ways to Think Differently

August 17th, 2005 · Comments Off

“The Idea: Twelve methods that will exercise parts of your brain that rarely get it, and make you more creative and better able to understand the world.” via kottke.org

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Ideas · Inspiration

Yum.

August 16th, 2005 · Comments Off

Would be nice if this were real. More ideas:http://www.t3.co.uk/news/general/general/the_new_ipods” Robert Brunner, who oversaw the design of the Powerbook and now works for leading design firm Pentagram, has created a number of concept designs that combine a wireless version of the ubiquitous MP3 player with a watch, camera and a phone.”

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Tags: Apple · Archived from Blogger · Design · Ideas · Industrial Design

Do people want this? Do I want this?

August 15th, 2005 · Comments Off

This recent NYT article, along with my own living circumstances, have me thinking more and more about “communities.”(For this article, you will need to register (free) at nytimes.com.) Currently, we live in a 95 yr-old house in an old, central part of town, surrounded by a mix of very-renovated, slightly-renovated and ready-for-demolition homes of all […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Ideas

Good design, bad design

August 9th, 2005 · Comments Off

The scale of these two projects is very different, but by comparing them side-by-side as design exercises, they highlight the opportunity for success through innovation & execution of a vision. In Apple’s case, they have (as they always seem to), in NASA’s case, they havn’t (as they always seem to). Also, this comparison further shows […]

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Tags: Apple · Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Business · Culture · Design · Ideas · Industrial Design

Creativity That Goes Deep

August 5th, 2005 · Comments Off

So this article sums it up well, in a way that should be clear to all. It focusses on the differences between how traditional businesses operate versus how design-oriented businesses operate. Very well-written and a good one to share with your mom if she still doesn’t understand what you do. –link via Michael Surtees.

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“Do not covet your ideas. Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you.”

August 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

If there’s an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, this is an angel. A short, easy read, but full of good reminders of how to do things the right way. Paul Arden is a seasoned Saatchi & Saatchi vet, and shares his wisdom with a confident, funny, inspiring delivery. A great […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Books · Branding · Funny · Ideas · Inspiration

We Are The Web

July 27th, 2005 · Comments Off

“The Netscape IPO wasn’t really about dot-commerce. At its heart was a new cultural force based on mass collaboration. Blogs, Wikipedia, open source, peer-to-peer – behold the power of the people.” By Kevin Kelly Related Info: Mosaic adopts “Netscape” as it’s new name (1994) From Fortune’s latest Issue: Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web

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Tags: 2.0 · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Ideas · Interactive · Web Design