LEGO SERIOUS PLAY – enhance innovation and business performance

I am a big fan of LEGO, if it professionally can helps you to emhance innovation, the better:

A powerful tool designed to enhance innovation and business performance
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is an innovative, experiential process designed to enhance innovation and business performance. Based on research that shows that this kind of hands-on, minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue – for everyone in the organization.
LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is an innovative, experimential process designed to enhance innovation and business performance.


IIT Institute of Design: The 2013 Design Research Conference: Exploring Creative Balance in Design

The Design Research Conference (DRC), organized by graduate students at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago, brings together a large and expanding network of design professionals. This year’s twelfth annual conference explores the forces of ego, empathy, technology, and humanity and aims to understand design’s role in mediating these forces: Are they opposable? Synthesized? Unified? Practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs will present a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.

The IIT Institute of Design was founded in 1937 as The New Bauhaus. Today, ID is the largest full-time graduate-only design program in the U.S. with a curriculum centered on a methodological and human-centered approach to design and strategy.

The DRC will be held October 8-9, 2013 at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Find more information concerning the conference, speakers and registration at

DE-MYSTIFYING METHODS. Jahrestagung der DGTF 2012

23.-24. November

Die nächste DGTF-Jahrestagung findet am 23./24. November 2012 an der HAWK Hildesheim statt, Gastgeberin ist diesmal Prof. Dr. Sabine Foraita.
Die Tagung 2012 informiert, vernetzt und bietet alternative Formate und Kurzpräsentationen an. In Vorträgen und Parallelworkshops wird diesmal der Fokus auf Methoden in der Designforschung liegen. Im Anschluss an die Tagung findet am 25. November das 8. Kolloquium Design Promoviert in Zusammenarbeit mit der HAWK Hildesheim statt.

The Sound of Football – PEPSI

I know, some will say: What does PEPSI the soft drink comany has incomen with design research? Or what has marketing to do in scientific project work? And does the company (mis)use a design research project for branding? – But you know, I do not care about vanity or reservations this time and will focus on the project, and that is a very unique approach in many ways.

“Åkestam Holst and Society 46 created “The Sound of Football” to give visually impaired people a better football experience and maybe, in the future, create new aides that enable you to “see” with sound.” (website) (blog article)

The Sound of Football Story – The Sound Of Football (video)

Design & Thinking; Documentary Trailer

found a promising trailer of a documentary, exploring the idea of “design & thinking“.


“The film, by One Time Studio in San Francisco, will feature interviews with a smattering of design minds. Among them: laptop inventor and IDEO cofounder Bill Moggridge; Smart Design cofounder Dan Formosa; and AIGA CEO Richard Grefe. The point here is to explore “the impact design thinking has on the world.”
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I am really looking forward to see the movie.

BETTER BETA 11 Design Thinking Community Conference 2011; am 9. + 10. September 2011

BETTER BETA 11, 9. + 10. September 2011 auf dem Campus der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
“Am 9.- 10. September 2011 treffen sich Design Thinking Schaffende und Interessierte zur ersten Design Thinking Community Conference – der BETTER BETA. Das Event ist wird ehrenamtlich von Design Thinking Enthusiasten und -Professionals organisiert. Die Initiative wird dabei von der Universität St. Gallen und der Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg unterstützt. Auf dem Campus der letzteren Universität wird die Veranstaltung auch stattfinden. Die Teilnehmer stammen vornehmlich aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum und sind Professoren, Lehrerende, Studierende, Kreative, Entrepreneure und Manager.”

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