Archive for the ‘innovation’ Category

I recently spotted a report done by the commissions of the European communities called “Design as a driver of user-centered innovation” “The working hypothesis of this document is that design is a driver and tool for user-centred and sustainable innovation and differentiation, complementary to technological R&D, and that increased use of design could increase European competitiveness. The objective […]


Participatory Design (PD) has it’s beginnings in Scandinavia in the 70’s where there was a movement by academics and trade unionists to involve users in the design of the applications that were being designed to assist their work. It aimed to prevent workers from being dis-empowered by the tools and computer technologies imposed on them […]


There is an article from Business Week: Apple’s design process about a presentation given at SXSW by Michael Lopp, senior engineering manage from Apple about their internal design process. I liked the idea about paired meetings where each week they have 2 meetings. – One is a free for all – a meeting to innovate […]