Archive for June, 2006

Design in China (continued)

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

As written in my previous posting Zollverein School hosts an open evening about Design in China as well as about the future development of a self-sufficient design scene tonight.
Unfortunately I can’t attend the event in person, but I did some quick research in order to update my own knowledge about China. While there seems […]

Design in China: Open evening

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I’ve just returned from Paris the other day (hey, it was for business purpose! ;-). I’ve spent the nights at a big hotel (chain) where also several airline crews stay while they have to take their downtime. For breakfast I’ve been placed next to a table where some 15 members of China Eastern Airlines had […]

The Core of … the Design Discipline

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I’ve been pondering quite a few times recently about the key messages for the design discipline based on GK vanPatter’s lecture.
In this context I have to admit that even though my position is that Designers (or Design Managers) need to learn the language of Business and cross the watersides towards management I’ve found his perspective […]

Addendum: GK vanPatter Session

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I thought it would be nice to spice up my recent posting with some shots from the event itself. Special thanks go to Prof. Kenta Ono from the Faculty of Engineering, Design Systems Laboratory at the Chiba University, Japan for taking the photos!


Lecture GK vanPatter: Design 3.0

Monday, June 19th, 2006

First of all I have to apologise for the time delay ever since my first posting from the recent lecture day. Unfortunately I’ve had to stay in bed for a couple of days, but on the other hand this gave me some time to reflect on GK Patter’s lecture on what he called “Design 3.0”.
First […]

David Griffiths at Zollverein School

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

I’ve arrived at Zollverein School an hour ago and I’ve had the pleasure to meet David Griffiths again. David is part of what I would call a global informal Design Management education network. Therefore it’s always fun to (physically) meet him once in a while and discuss what’s going on in the community worldwide.
Since David’s […]

What’s next at Zollverein School …

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Time flies and while Zollverein School’s project at IdeasPark has just closed last weekend some new events at Zollverein School are already knocking at the door.
At the same time the construction of the new Zollverein School building is making a considerable progress. I’m really excited to have a closer look at the impressive building […]