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Because the ballpoint pen inspired roll-on deodorant…

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”- Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr. To explain what we’ve done, I must first explain why we did it. The late Steve Jobs famously talked about experience and the risks of designing without knowledge built from diverse experiences; he said […]

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The thirty day networking intensive, Spring 2013

I am a constant face-to-face networker and also an avid user of social media. In May I started an experiment to better help me understand: 1. The comparative strengths and weaknesses of face-to-face and social media while better understanding how they work together and apart. 2. Combating the feelings of “alone-in-a-crowd” inherent in our constant […]

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Conventional thinking parallels conventional brainstorming

When Daedalus was sponsoring the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s event The Creative Technology Network’s Innovator Series Presents Roger Martin: Gaining Competitive Advantage with Design Thinking (5/22/2012), I decided to read Martin’s The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win through Integrative Thinking. Martin, a leading business speaker and thinker and a global Design Thinking evangelist, is Dean of the […]

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Daedalus sponsors upcoming Roger Martin PTC talk

Daedalus is pleased to announce our sponsorship of an upcoming PTC talk by Roger Martin, a leading business speaker and global Design Thinking evangelist: The Creative Technology Network’s Innovator Series Presents Roger Martin: Gaining Competitive Advantage with Design Thinking (May 22, 2012). Roger, a leading business speaker and thinker and a global Design Thinking evangelist, […]

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Plastics in medical devices: interaction design

Several of our group recently presented at the 2011 Plastics in Medical Devices Conference, in Huron, Ohio. Here’s what Chris Connors had to say on the importance of considering the interaction design of devices as healthcare moves from the clinical environment to home healthcare: Home healthcare is an industry expanding at a dramatic rate, with […]

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Design thinking: designers don’t get it

Okay, the title is a gross generalization and should more likely be “Design Thinking – Some Designers Get It and Some Don’t.” In May of last year I spoke on Design Thinking at the IDSA Mideast District conference in Grand Rapids MI. The speaker before me was Darrel Rhea from the Cheskin Group. During his […]

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What is design thinking

What is design thinking? It’s undoubtedly a term that has exploded in use over recent years, but its meaning is a little more than fuzzy. Some believe it’s the key to innovation, while others argue that it’s overused and overrated. Some think it’s a revolutionary way of thinking, yet others say it’s simply a term stamped to human’s […]

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