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Finally, The Day Has Come

Finally, The Day Has Come

After so many days of endless design discussions and hard work the day has finally arrived. Tomorrow will be the first screening of our documentary, and we are lucky enough to have it at the Film + Design festival held on the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Come and join us if you […]


As the world shrinks

As the world shrinks

The world is shrinking. Or maybe it’s more appropriate to say that the world has already shrunk. That means a bunch of things, but definitely for product design it has made a significant impact. Museums and text books are full of unique implements and products specific to the regions where they were designed and produced. […]


DTNB in: A Design Film Festival 2011

DTNB in: A Design Film Festival 2011

We are really happy to share with you this news, our film is going to be featured in “A Design Film Festival 2011” in Singapore. Are you going to be around? check their website and the screening schedules here. Exciting moments!


Thinking inside the box

Thinking inside the box

Henry King of Monitor Group recently wrote an interesting commentary piece on Fastcodesign.com. King’s argument is that having limitations like standards has been critical to innovation in business, in opposition to the general notion that we need to break all the boundaries to truly innovate. King offers 5 examples of how standardizations help. Definitely a […]


Designers as entrepreneurs

Designers as entrepreneurs

Being a designer is a bit like being an entrepreneur. We share a drive to question the solutions around us and look for opportunities to innovate. As designers we have the advantage of being able to take a vision, define and refine it, and then make it a production reality. We thrive on taking on […]


Trailer released

Trailer released

After almost three months of hard work, we proudly present you our documentary trailer… Take it as a sneak peek of what you can expect from our movie. We plan to release the full documentary this fall, we will keep you posted. We are looking forward for your thoughts and comments. Join the discussion.  


Featuring: Volkswagen – Benjamin Schulz & Lukas Golyszny

Featuring: Volkswagen - Benjamin Schulz & Lukas Golyszny

Our quest to find how companies are adopting new design approaches to enrich the way they do business led us to Wolfsburg in Germany. There we interviewed Benjamin Schulz and Lukas Golyszny from the Service Innovation department of Volkswagen. During our stay, Benjamin showed us the impressive Autostadt (Auto City), a campus that gathers Volkswagen’s […]


The joys of coding

The joys of coding

If you’ve ever experienced the effort of coding interviews, then you know we are joking when we say ‘the joys of coding.’ But while it takes quite a bit of effort to step through an interview, transcribe it, find meaningful quotes and apply ‘tags’ or codes that reference themes, this process is so important to […]


Stepping up to solve wicked problems

Stepping up to solve wicked problems

A while ago we had a blog post called ‘Wicked problems are all around us…is there room for design?’ Perhaps some important figures in business have been inspired by our thoughts! Well, at least we like to think so… To help solve the crisis gripping the US economy, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, seems […]


Thinking about the past

Thinking about the past

We’re having a nostalgic moment…and a bit of a worry. Are we designers too interested in making changes that we forget about the beautiful elements of the past? Has a drive to create ‘improved’ new experiences that reach mass audiences helped kill the trusting, comfortable feelings we used to get from our neighborhood stores and […]