Tag Archives: Design thinking

The Evolution of Design – industry roundtable

I attended a roundtable discussion this morning, titled The Evolution of Graphic Design organized by RGD. The panelists represented the advertising, marketing, design, education and technology communities. They discussed the role and value of design in the commercial world, how … Continue reading

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A gift from Adobe

Happy New Year to all RGD members and our DesignThinkers blog readers. RGD and Adobe want to thank you for your support for this forum. In the past few months, we have focused on topics from the DesignThinkers 2010 conference … Continue reading

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DesignThinkers expands its horizons beyond portfolios to focus on ideas and dialogue

As someone who has been part of the DesignThinkers conferences from the very beginning – including participating in the planning when I was president of RGD Ontario – it has been interesting to witness the evolution of this event, especially … Continue reading

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Dalhousie Medical School brings design thinking into its strategic planning process for the first time

When I arrived at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine just over a year ago, my first task was to deliver a strategic plan for one of Canada’s leading medical schools – a complex organization of more than 1,700 faculty and … Continue reading

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Design Thinking – more important now than ever

The first page of the program for DesignThinkers 2010 proclaims that “Design thinking has never been more important.” I could not agree more with that sentiment. And I would also go a step further to say that the annual conference … Continue reading

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Converting your clients into design thinkers

For design thinking to really succeed, it’s not enough today for designers alone to be the design thinkers. After all, that’s what we are trained to do. More challenging is helping clients – who may come from a variety of … Continue reading

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DesignThinkers – the ultimate ‘connection’ to inspiring ideas

We have so many ways to ‘keep in touch’ instantaneously today, thanks to the web, mobile phones, email, text messaging, intranets – the list just keeps growing. It’s all great, of course. But to me, nothing compares with hearing someone … Continue reading

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