Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanks for making DesignThinkers 2010 a hit

Our annual DesignThinkers conference has concluded for another year and I am thrilled to say that the 2010 event was an overwhelming success. We had our largest attendance to date, with more than 1,300 delegates from across Canada and even … Continue reading

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Driving the creative process forward

The creative process, as many of you have certainly discovered, can bog down fast amid the diverse and often pressing business concerns that exist within the commercial environments we inhabit. To keep the creative process moving in the right direction … Continue reading

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DesignThinking offers the next big advantage for business

Businesses say they want to innovate – yet most make the mistake of relying exclusively on analytical thinking when it comes to decision-making and strategy, says Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management.   His advice to businesses … Continue reading

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Putting design and the bottom line on the same page

More businesses are embracing design and while the trend is positive, it also poses challenges for the design community, writer and editor Helen Walters told DesignThinkers 2010 on the second day of the conference.   The former editor of innovation … Continue reading

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Meet the man who plugged in WIRED magazine’s digital edition

Successfully translating the immersive and compelling experience of an iconic magazine like WIRED into the language of the digital universe has been a unique and formidable project to say the least. And who better to deliver a behind-the-scenes glimpse into … Continue reading

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TAXI’s Paul Lavoie has no doubt about the power of Doubt

Canadian marketing and advertising legend Paul Lavoie, chair and co-founder of TAXI, got DesignThinkers 2010 off to a highly inspired start today with his keynote speech on the role doubt can play in the success of great ideas and accomplishments. … Continue reading

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Your great idea is just the start, says RIM’s Don Lindsay

You have a truly great idea? Terrific. But that’s merely the start. Because it’s not about the idea, it’s about the execution, says Don Lindsay, VP of User Experience for Research In Motion. Lindsay brought his own insights — and … Continue reading

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