Product vs digital design: the Extreme vs the Majority


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I was watching Objectified yesterday, one of the best product/industrial design documentaries I know of. Great insights in the relationship between people and objects and why industrial design takes up such a pivotal role in our recent (and ancient) history. Jonathan Ive is featured in it, just as Dieter Rams is, the world famous Braun […]

May 15, 2018

Power of visual: Rabobanks architecture as scale-model


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One of the main pillars in design thinking and service design is the notion of ‘making things visual‘. This includes visualizing ideas and concepts to get a deeper, more valuable discussion by means of drawings, icons and diagrams. Additionally, it includes prototyping and creating low-fidelity representations for concepts, helping in testing and validating hypotheses. Rabobank’s real-life […]

May 8, 2018

5 ways to effectively manage difficult Workshop dynamics


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For all of you that facilitate workshops on a regular basis: you know it’s not always easy to manage a group. There are a variety of problems that might occur due to the composition of the group, dominating individuals, difficult behavior and other causes such as mentally absent folks. I sometimes find it hard to […]

May 6, 2018

The Subtle art of not giving a f*ck


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I saw this cute girl sitting in a mall in Mexico City. She’s apparently learning about ‘the art of not giving a f*ck’, judging from her book cover. So she’s learning how to not give a fuck in subtle way, all while she is actually not giving a fuck what anyone else is thinking about […]

April 9, 2018

Nudging: making tax payers actually pay


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A while ago I was tipped of a podcast by the every brilliant guys of Freakonomics, titled: ‘Fighting poverty with actual evidence’. It’s a great podcast about how people can be psychologically incentivized to change behavior and make more sustainable financial decisions (which is a big problem – globally and more specifically in the US and […]

March 26, 2018