Archive for the 'Innovation' Category

Zollverein School Blog listed at INDEX:2007

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Today I’ve found the Zollverein School Blog listed on the recently released website of INDEX:2007. Haven’t heard about INDEX: yet? Well, after all INDEX: is a non-profit network organization, that focuses on Design to Improve Life worldwide. Here’s a quote from their website:

“The first INDEX: meeting was held from 7 – 11 November 2003 in […]

BuddyGuide 2.0: Experience and Share

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

In the light of Martin’s recent posting about the Buddy guide project I’ve felt tempted to think the somehow great idea a little bit further. However prior to doing so let me first explain for our readers from abroad why I think the BuddyGuide concept is so well suited for the location of Zollverein:
As you […]

Ten faces of innovation at IdeasPark

Monday, May 29th, 2006

From an overall perspective tThe ThyssenKrupp IdeaPark was a real success story for ThyssenKrupp. More than 200.000 visitors joined the exhibition, talks and workshops in Hanover. ThyssenKruppp invested a total of 10 Million Euro in encouraging curiosity for technical development and creativity. They are conceiving this as an important investment in the future of engineering. […]

Bookshelfs, Clever Knives and “Steeled” Kids Sketches at IdeasPark

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

It’s day 5 of the Nomadic Academy today, and the atmosphere is busy. Ten innovative products for office or house work, made of stainless steel are to be created, developed, produced, presented to the public and marketed to potential customers within 9 days only. The group of 12 design students from the Netherlands, Finland and […]

Innovation = Engineering?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

While searching for some up-to-date information on Ed Annink’s workshop “Innovation by nature” which takes place in the course of the “Ideas Park Hannover” event I’ve stumbled across a ThyssenKrupp press release (PDF ~ 51 KB) today titled: “Technology center Germany in search of a new identity”.
A key issue the press release addresses is that a […]

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 worlds greatest innovation lab

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

On December 1 and 2 last year at the Fortune Forum on Innovation, Stone Yamashita Partners teamed up with GE to present what they have learned together about innovation—and the fusion of ideas that lead to truly breakthrough thinking.
If you missed that event (like i did) you shouldn´t hesitate to go to Stone Yamashita Partners […]

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 […]

Mapping (Creative) Clusters

Monday, February 6th, 2006

From various conversations with students at the Zollverein School I know that some of their interim projects have dealt with business plans on how to leverage from the heritage of the former coal mine areal as well as from the status of a “UN World Heritage” donated in 2001. In the late 1920ties, architects Fritz […]