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Apple Watch ads: exactly what you’d expect [VIDEO]

These are the three ads for Apple Watch. And, yes, they are exactly what you'd expect from Apple. They are smart, well-shot and with music that...

How do you create new ideas? Play this game. Seriously [VIDEO]

If you're feeling a bit stifled or restricted in your thinking, then you have to watch this video. You see, Shimpei Takahashi always wanted to...

91 year old starts new career as a product designer in Silicon Valley [VIDEO]

IDEO is one of the poster-child companies of Silicon Valley. It was the first, reputable design and innovation firm. IDEO, through using customer-based design thinking,...

I'm calling for a design revolution! Why designing a product should be hard, not...

People like easy. People like simple. People like comfortable. So, why do so many things that we experience on a daily basis seem to be the opposite? The only possible difficulty concerning ease of use should be in the initial design of that ease of use. Things themselves need to be easy to use.

The Power of Design: Part 2 — The 10 Commandments of Product Design

Developing a successful product requires a firm grasp of several issues, followed by careful planning and implementation. In this second article in his four-part series, Sergei Plishka shares his '10 Commandments of Product Design'.

The Power of Design: Part 1 — Keep your customers smartly packaged

Strong design is an essential part of new product development. In the first of this four-part series, Sergei Plishka explains how good design aligns with the needs and expectations of your customer -- at every stage of the customer experience.

Rolltop – the laptop computer of the future

With all the chatter about the wave of soon-to-be-released tablet computers, and with the newspaper industry foraging around for a viable digital replacement for paper, it's good to remind ourselves that this is just the beginning. Pretty soon we could be rolling up our laptop and tucking it under our arm like a yoga mat. Check out this conceptual "Rolltop" from www.orkin-design.de.

Website of the Week: Toxel – the inspiration station

Repetition is the enemy of creativity. How often have you begun the day with a grand vision for progress and change, only to end it with the nagging feeling that you’ve done much but achieved little? Time to get inspired.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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How to confidently raise venture capital… with Jack Delosa [CHEAT SHEET]

Need to raise capital for your new business venture? First, you need to understand how investors think! So, you wanto to acquire cappital? But, as...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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