Design Exchange 2013

Strategy Talk

The Design Exchange, a creative exchange on intrapreneurship, creativity and design. It was insightful to be there and to meet people from various backgrouds who have all in common a mindset for innovative business strategies.

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Saving your creative soul

Strategy Talk

A well told message from Scott Berkun about how the creative process works. Listen to yourself, independent of others. Keep Going, do it anyway. Because “Making Stuff” is all about sit there and do the work. That’s the challenge. Loved this, made me get back to work with my own ideas about design thinking and strategy.

Teaching to see – Design Thinking film

Strategy Talk

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

A crash course in design thinking! This film is about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of her students.

Technology, Aestetics & Behavior: universal design concepts

Strategy Talk

Moving into the area of communication between people and objects there are a range of concepts and challenges never seen or met before online. Three universal concepts have stood out as important to understand better in order to design better: Technology itself, which we by misunderstanding also overcomplicate. Aesthetics – the motivational force of human emotion, and copying behavior – not reality. By Helge Tenno

Impressions of Shoreditch

Design & Architecture, Strategy Talk

Shoreditch, this special corner of east London remains hugely popular. By and large Shoreditch remains young, cool, creative, upbeat and fun, as the digital scene thrives and with a viable art en fashion scene. It is a boost for small enterprises. The Trampery (Bevenden street) of tech entrepreneur Charles Armstrong is for instance located here. Feel the Shoreditch vibe underneath.

Boxpark. World’s first pop-up mall.
2-4 Bethnal Green

A mall consisting of shipping containers stacked together and repurposed  as individual brand outlets. Ranging from established names such as Puma to smaller outlets, such as Finnish clothes and homeware store Marimekko. Read more detailed information in the review of DesignWeek

Boxpark brands at boxpark

boxpark marimekko

tord boontje. Designer
23, charlotte road

New design shop of tord boontje opened last week.

Values of tord boontjetord boontje design

tord boontje design

Barber shop
Charlotte road

barber shop charlotte road, london

And wandering around in Shoreditch area.

Shoreditch_olympic games london

They seem to be ready for the Olympic Games.

And I ended up at this great event “Worlds Collide” organised by APG London. Where speakers from the world of politics (Alistair Campbell), military (General Mike Jackson), advertising (David Droga) and activism (Jeremy Gilley) gave some inspirational thoughts and perspectives on strategy. Read here the blogpost “Believe you can, you’re halfway there” about the most inspirational thoughts of Droga and Campbell (in Dutch).

strategic power range

Trends in Interactive Design

Strategy Talk


Where interactive design is going in the near future and how to respond to it, according to Prophets Design A very nice presentation.

Dutch Profiles

Design & Architecture, The Video Section

Dutch Profiles are short documentaries about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Containing interviews with both well-known and upcoming Dutch designers, Dutch Profiles focus on their conceptual approach, their work process, and the context of their projects. Certainly a series of beautiful and captivating portaits that are worth to watch! More documentaires are found at: dutchdfa