Archive for April, 2006

Interview with new DMI President: Tom Lockwood

Friday, April 28th, 2006

While I know that most students at the Zollverein School are members of the Design Management Institute (DMI), Boston you might have noticed that DMI has a new President since the beginning of 2006.
This month Tom Lockwood who introduced himself in person to the design management community at the recent European DMI Conference in Amsterdam has […]

Progress of Zollverein School Building

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Spring has finally arrived here in Germany and I estimate there remain some 3 months until the new Zollverein School building will be opened!
Regular visitors will have noticed the Flickr! bar at the right hand side of this blog showing a selection of visual impressions from Zollverein School and the construction site of the new […]

Overlap | Non-profit conference on business and innovation

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Some good news comes from California about an upcoming event/initiative on the intersection of Business and Design called: Overlap. From simply browsing the list of organizers it seems that again the forefront of business and design thinkers/bloggers is based in the US and California in particular. Just to name a few session hosts: Clement Mok, […]

Interview Prof. Bruder | NextD Journal

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

In one of my recent postings I’ve reported about the growing interest in Zollverein School’s MBA programme. While the whole project and concept of Zollverein School started back in 1999 ever since 2002 the Zollverein areal as a whole has been given an investment of a total of 110 Million Euro by a joint forces […]

Redesign at Putting People First Blog

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Congratulations go to Marc Vanderbeeken and his colleagues at the “Putting People First (PPF)-Blog” to their recent re-organization and re-design of their website and accordingly blog! PPF understands itself as a “non-commercial experience design gateway … developed as a public service to all those interested in the broader field of experience design and user-centred design.”
As we tend live […]

AIGA-Gain: How do you make your boss put his money where his mouth is”

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

As reported earlier last week “AIGA-Gain: Journal of Business and Design” is running a lively discussion list fed by weekly topics. Each Monday Jeff Lash designs a different scenario most of us are familiar with ;-)
This week’s discussion is assembled around the question on “How do you make your boss put his money where his mouth […]

When Design, Manufacturing, and Marketing meet

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

In late 2003 the press department of Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy/NY announced the following line:

“Orca Gear: Taking Outdoor Safety Gear By Storm: The team, comprised of students with engineering and business backgrounds, designed a zip-in liner that self-inflates upon immersion. Under the umbrella of their newly formed company “Orca Gear,” the group is currently setting up […]

The world is flat | Zollverein School at DMI Conference

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

During my recent visit of the European DMI Conference I’ve recognized that the design management community is monitoring the development of the Zollverein School MBA with particular interest. While there are some other academic programmes at the intersection of design, business, management & innovation on the European market as well currently the post-graduate MBA at […]

How Blogs and Forums differ | AIGA-Gain Mailing list

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

In the course of my daily search for “truffles” on the web I’ve stumbled across AIGA’s online journal “Gain: Journal of Business and Design”. While digging further into content offered on their website comprising topics like “Communicating design thinking”, “Design as Strategy” or “Design Leadership” I’ve also joined the “AIGA-Gain mailing list … an informal, […]

stuck somewhere in-between

Friday, April 7th, 2006

it is rainy and foggy here in cleveland. it was great to visit Zollverein School last month and had a chance to interact with the students. as i was reflecting on the conversation, one question that ringers with me was the comments that i heard after the talk. that was how i resolve the tension […]