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the 99 percent

09/10/09

businessotherresearch

a new website from the people at behance, the99percent.com provides articles, tips & interviews as well as video & events "to help push ideas forward".

the concept behind the site: "as creatives, we don’t need more ideas. what we need is better follow-through."

the idea behind the name: thomas edison’s famous quote that genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

includes several interesting (but a bit too short) industrial design related articles.

99percent

curricula

08/04/09

otherresearchsustainability

nathan shedroff, who i mentioned before on this blog, has made available a ‘series of free syllabi and teaching materials to help instructors teach students key topics for the future’. these seem to be based on his popular books design is the problem, experience design 1.1 and making meaning, and are released under a creative common license.

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stylepark

08/03/09

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aimed at architects, building developers, interior designers and designers as well as end users interested in design, stylepark acts ‘as curator and intermediary for the best contemporary design’. it provides a large database on products, designers, manufacturers, and materials.stylepark

design for murderball

07/17/09

otherresearch

fellow pratt ID graduate yuki hirayama‘s master thesis explored product design for weelchair rugby players. inspired by the documentary ‘murderball’, she interviewed more than 60 people and developed a range of related products. ending up with a large collection of video footage, she decided to summarize her thesis via a movie.

yuki1

the designers’s review of books

07/08/09

businessgraphicotherproductresearch

a web site dedicated to constant updates and reviews of new (and sometimes old) design books. areas covered include 2d, 3d, interactive, motion, photography, research, and business.

designers-review

design thinking: literature

06/22/09

businessresearch

a list of nearly 50 books related to design thinking.

design mind – issue 10

06/17/09

businessdesigner/studioresearch

the latest issue of frog design’s design mind magazine is now available online. the theme of this issue: power.

design-mind 

“… written by frog designers, technologists, and strategists, design mind articles provide the design and innovation community with perspectives on industry trends, emerging technologies, and global consumer culture. design mind also features interviews with high-profile thought leaders, along with contributions from external writers, designers, and photographers …”

ambidextrous magazine

06/14/09

businessresearch

a free preview of the latest issue of ambidextrous, stanford university’s journal of design, is now online.

ambidextrous

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