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

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

Putting the Brand back in the Design Thinking process


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You are your brand. Just as ‘we are our brain’, companies ‘are their brand’. It defines why they exist, why they do what they do and what distinguishes them from competition. The often quoted Simon Sinek framework of the ‘why, how and what‘ is a perfect way to answer the question: ‘why are we doing […]

March 13, 2018