Archive for February, 2006

Ever heard of EURAM? - Maybe a good Dissertation Resource!

Monday, February 27th, 2006

If you scan the content of any internationally accredited MBA programme you will notice that “Strategy” or “Strategic Management” are central modules in each of these programmes.
While in particular for many marketing driven programmes “Strategy” equals “Positioning” in the context of design and management the scope of the discipline touches far more areas as […]

Zollverein School joins World MBA Tour

Monday, February 27th, 2006

After successfully introducing and running the first two cohorts at the Zollverein School MBA the school is taking its next step towards becoming an international player on the global MBA market.
With over 380 of the worlds top business schools having participated in the World MBA Tour in 2005 the Zollverein School of management and design […]

BuddyGuide - your travelling companion

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

The first Zollverein School spin-off is on its way: with the innovative Buddy Guide concept, a couple of the Zollverein School’s first MBA students set off their own business.
BuddyGuide is a new, international, personal and unique guiding system. The idea for this system was born at the Zollverein School of Management and Design within […]

Cheers! - Topping Out Ceremony at the Zollverein School

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

“When in Rome do as the Romans do …” – today I was wondering how and if “Builder’s rites” are being celebrated across the world? This is what I have found at Wikipedia (which seems to become one of my top information sites these days) under the keyword “topping out”:

“Topping out is a ceremony done […]

About Blogs, Flying Peanuts & Design

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

If you should have ever been interested in the difference between blogs, public relations and the questions why Peanuts seem to be mainly interesting for men then read this PR note about the new “Snickers” candy bar.
Unfortunately the note is written in German, but I’m thankful for pointers to similar examples where (packaging) design […]

MBA in Right Brain Thinking!

Monday, February 13th, 2006

It’s been a while since Dan Pink released his latest book titled “A Whole New Mind”. Among his various writing engagements Dan has been a White House speechwriter during the years of Bill Clinton as well as a contributing editor at Wired.
In the course of my lecture on Design Thinking and Blog Collaboration at […]

Introducing: Mark Vanderbeeken

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Mark Vanderbeeken, our first guest blogger did not disappoint me :-) In his typical Putting People First style Mark has been so kind to write a short note on the workshop he organised with Richard Eisermann and Roberto Verganti on how to foster the climate for regional innovation by user-centred design approaches.
While this description makes […]

Guest Posting: Mark Vanderbeeken |

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Workshop on design and innovation for top Piedmont decision makers:
In mid-January 2006, Torino Internazionale (, the strategic agency for the city of Turin and the region of Piedmont, and the user experience company Experientia ( organised a successful workshop on design and innovation.
The workshop, which was aimed at top Piedmont decision makers, was lead by […]

Aggregator Blog from the Olympic City of Torino

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Well, my last postings should have given you some good stuff to think about. Therefore today a short posting ;-) As you have noticed last night Marc Vanderbeeken has left a comment to my posting: “Designing Contexts: Co-creating Services”. I’ve felt quite pleased about this for 3 reasons. Let me tell you why:

Mark is […]

Designing Contexts: Co-creating Services

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Looking back to my previous posting about the formation of business & creative clusters today I’ve decided to randomly post about strategic spaces which will be relevant for designers (and I mean this in the broadest and literal sense!) now and in the future. While I’m only a single voice in the market I’m thankful […]