Archive for the 'Reflections' Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exploring the unknown territory

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

In last month’s NextD interview with Zollverein School’s president Prof. Ralph Bruder you might have noticed Bruder’s reference to Roger Martin from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management in Toronto.
By the same token Roger Martin has challenged the Business School side by integrating a design curriculum into a business administration programme Zollverein School is […]

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 […]

What is Design? | Student perspective: Hannes Hofmann, Italy

Friday, April 7th, 2006

I’m impressed, what you, Ralf, made out of my questions or observations regarding to the different approaches to design. I clearly like the way of meta-thinking, just to challenge the pragmatic way to think and act as we practise it in every days work life. So thanks for your posting Ralf.
Now my comments and contribution […]

On Design, Management & Anthropology

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

I recall some early conversations I’ve had last year with the President of the Zollverein School, Prof. Ralph Bruder about the intentions and goals of the Zollverein School Blog.
In contrast to other recently founded schools at the intersection of business & design like Stanford’s (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford), the Zollverein […]

On needs, wants, and nice-to-have’s

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Last weekend I’ve had the chance to communicate the basics about this blog to the first class of Zollverein School MBAs who will be (hopefully ;-) contributing to this blog soon and share insights about recent projects they’ve been working on.
I was lucky to arrive a little bit earlier at the Zollverein Site and […]

What is Design Management?

Friday, January 27th, 2006

This posting is for Annkathrin Sonn ;-), the new person in charge for Corporate Communications at the Zollverein School of management and design in Essen/Germany. Annkathrin recently joined the Zollverein School and while having a conversation with her last Tuesday I’ve learned that she’s highly interested in the intersection of business, management & design. As […]

Davos, Economics and Left & Right Brain Thinking

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

As you might have recognised Bruce Nussbaum, BusinessWeek’s innovation design blogger is currently reporting directly from the World Economic Forum in Davos: …