Design and innovation for growth

2017-07-15T17:27:05+00:00

Design for growth from Design Council on Vimeo. The video above is an introduction into the "Design for Growth"-initiative by the British Design Council. Design is a cross-cutting theme in the UK government’s Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth and the British Design Council supports this with parallell papers and [...]

Design and innovation for growth2017-07-15T17:27:05+00:00

Measuring design effectiveness

2017-07-15T17:30:02+00:00

With shrinking design budgets due to the financial situation in many companies, design managers, like most professions, are trying to explain themselves and justify their value. Occasionally, efforts made in this cause appear too obsessive. Terms like key performance indicators, critical success factors and performance management systems are becoming part [...]

Measuring design effectiveness2017-07-15T17:30:02+00:00

Measuring design effectiveness

2017-07-15T19:38:12+00:00

With shrinking design budgets due to the financial situation in many companies, design managers, like most professions, are trying to explain themselves and justify their value. Occasionally, efforts made in this cause appear too obsessive. Terms like key performance indicators, critical success factors and performance management systems are becoming part [...]

Measuring design effectiveness2017-07-15T19:38:12+00:00

Co-creation in Poland

2017-07-15T19:39:30+00:00

With shrinking design budgets due to the financial situation in many companies, design managers, like most professions, are trying to explain themselves and justify their value. Occasionally, efforts made in this cause appear too obsessive. Terms like key performance indicators, critical success factors and performance management systems are becoming part [...]

Co-creation in Poland2017-07-15T19:39:30+00:00

Co-creation in Poland

2017-07-15T19:40:49+00:00

With shrinking design budgets due to the financial situation in many companies, design managers, like most professions, are trying to explain themselves and justify their value. Occasionally, efforts made in this cause appear too obsessive. Terms like key performance indicators, critical success factors and performance management systems are becoming part [...]

Co-creation in Poland2017-07-15T19:40:49+00:00

The process of designing

2017-07-15T15:07:53+00:00

Recently I found the compendium of design and development processes by Dubberly (How do you design?). It is the most comprehensive collection of design and development processes models in architecture, industrial design, mechanical engineering, and software development I have ever seen. The aim of this project was to bring together [...]

The process of designing2017-07-15T15:07:53+00:00

Get the basics right first!

2017-07-15T15:08:08+00:00

New buzzwords are dominating the design management discussion here and there, most recent in the design thinking debate. But are you sure which fashions are worth to follow? How do you decide in which issues you are going to invest time and money? Certainly, other disciplines are facing [...]

Get the basics right first!2017-07-15T15:08:08+00:00

The interplay of design effectiveness and efficiency

2017-07-15T15:08:21+00:00

With shrinking design budgets due to the financial situation in many companies today, design efficiency comes into the fold. Terms like Key Performance Indicators, Critical Success Factors and Performance Management Systems are becoming part of the lingo of design managers. While design effectiveness is focusing on “doing the right things”, [...]

The interplay of design effectiveness and efficiency2017-07-15T15:08:21+00:00

Design Management Award – another arbitrary design award?

2017-07-15T15:08:35+00:00

Design is one of the major European resources and is increasingly seen as a key element of successful and innovative companies. The European Union has recognized this and initiated the current only Design Management Award, which last year marked the fifth time. Its goal is to promote innovation in small [...]

Design Management Award – another arbitrary design award?2017-07-15T15:08:35+00:00

What design managers can learn from brand management!

2017-07-15T15:08:47+00:00

It's not ground-breaking that design managers, like others, can learn a lot by looking over the horizon of their own discipline and can benefit from smart ideas and concepts translated to their own business. In fact, history shows that design management has always been inspired by disciplines like architecture, change [...]

What design managers can learn from brand management!2017-07-15T15:08:47+00:00

What design managers can learn from brand management!

2017-07-15T19:49:27+00:00

It's not ground-breaking that design managers, like others, can learn a lot by looking over the horizon of their own discipline and can benefit from smart ideas and concepts translated to their own business. In fact, history shows that design management has always been inspired by disciplines like architecture, change [...]

What design managers can learn from brand management!2017-07-15T19:49:27+00:00

The value of design: Re-inspired

2017-07-15T15:09:01+00:00

Last week the 15th European Design Management conference took place in Amsterdam, organized by the Design Management Institute. Every year the conference brings together design management professionals, to discuss and listen to hot topics in managing design. This year the conference was co-chaired by PARK (my former employer) and the [...]

The value of design: Re-inspired2017-07-15T15:09:01+00:00

The value of design: Re-inspired

2017-07-15T19:50:33+00:00

Last week the 15th European Design Management conference took place in Amsterdam, organized by the Design Management Institute. Every year the conference brings together design management professionals, to discuss and listen to hot topics in managing design. This year the conference was co-chaired by PARK (my former employer) and the [...]

The value of design: Re-inspired2017-07-15T19:50:33+00:00

Game-storming: Think in action to boost creativity

2017-07-15T15:09:33+00:00

Game storming - The ten essentials by Gray, Brown and Macanufo (click image for downloading PDF) Games are a perfect mechansim for organizing collaboration, creativity and networking. The structured, scalable and social format allows to deal with complexity, wicked problems and uncertainties in a very flexible and thought-provoking [...]

Game-storming: Think in action to boost creativity2017-07-15T15:09:33+00:00

The result of good partnership

2017-07-15T15:09:56+00:00

Last Saturday I visited the Danish Design Center (DDC) in Copenhagen and was surprised to see a large poster (3x3m) that we created for our client LEGO. It was part of the exhibition with the topic The result of good partnership - 10 examples of successful design. The exhibition presented [...]

The result of good partnership2017-07-15T15:09:56+00:00

Engage silent designers

2017-07-15T15:10:28+00:00

Design managers in technology-oriented companies often face the challenge to create awareness for design throughout the company. Many design related decisions are made by employees with no or limited design knowledge. Those people are not educated as designers, but make decisions that have an impact on the final design of [...]

Engage silent designers2017-07-15T15:10:28+00:00

What now, what next, where to?

2017-07-15T20:16:17+00:00

Design management reaches the age of 45 (counting from the first publication in 1965) and is now in the middle of its midlife crisis, if we look on the current debates in the design management community. Inspired by Elvis, I raise the questions: What now, what next, where [...]

What now, what next, where to?2017-07-15T20:16:17+00:00

Design management on EU level

2017-07-15T20:16:04+00:00

As you may have heard, last year was the European year of Creativity and Innovation. Shortly after New Year's Eve it might be a good time to look back (and out) which role innovation, design and design management plays on EU level. There have been several initiatives by the European [...]

Design management on EU level2017-07-15T20:16:04+00:00