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It's Time To Bring Design Thinking Down From On High. Design Thinking... What is That? To promote its new Athleisure Makeup line, Tarte partnered with social media "fitfluencers" to push the concept that "sporty is the new sexy.

Design Thinking... What is That?

" The campaign, titled Hustle & Glow, includes a beautifully produced video in which a woman wakes up in her spacious Malibu mansion and heads to the bathroom for a full beauty routine in preparation to . . . go on a solo run. The video was met with wide appreciation from Tarte fans (and nearly 80,000 YouTube views), with many saying it inspired them to get out there and look good on the asphalt (or sand). As athleisure becomes more than just a fashion trend, it’s extended into new, unexpected categories. Cosmetics is one of them. It’s makeup that’s easy, comfy, and suited for an active individual. In other words, yoga pants for your face. "These are high-maintenance products with a low-maintenance routine," says Tarte CMO Candace Craig Bulishak. The concept is working. Fi – The Interactive Firm: Process & Formula. Our Process Every recipe has carefully chosen ingredients; and the recipe for offering premium digital services and platforms is no different.

Fi – The Interactive Firm: Process & Formula

Over the course of ten years, we have refined and cultivated our interactive ingredients to ensure we have the shortest development cycles with the highest quality outcome. Here are the key stages in our project lifecycle: Discovery This stage is about defining your objectives and goals in detail. Launch Your Next Idea Before It's Ready - Video. Inside Stanford's creativity factory. Hasso Plattner Institute of Design By Polly LaBarre (TheMIX) -- This summer, it's Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs' singular genius that seems to be propped open on beach towels, in hammocks, and at every third airplane seat.

Inside Stanford's creativity factory

As fascinating as Jobs' person, career, and legacy are, the intense interest in his insane greatness raises a question: What if we directed that level of focus toward awakening the genius (if slightly less great and hopefully less insane) inside of each and every one of us? What leader doesn't want his or her organization to be more resilient, inventive, and inspiring? What leader hasn't called for the full ingenuity, passion, and initiative of every person in their organization?

Those were the questions on the table when David Kelley, the founder and chairman of design and innovation firm IDEO, joined Stanford professor Bob Sutton onstage at the recent MIX Mashup, our first-ever gathering of management innovators earlier this summer. 3 Lessons In Game Design, From A Cutting-Edge Developer. You probably haven’t heard of the Vienna-based indie game studio Broken Rules.

3 Lessons In Game Design, From A Cutting-Edge Developer

But with just five full-time staff (and three part-timers), it’s managed to become one of a handful of exclusive developers to have a launch title on Nintendo’s Wii U. A brand-new platform. A tiny studio. A hard launch date with no opportunity for delays. Broken Rules cofounder Felix Bohatsch shares how the team pulled it off. Home In On One Joyful Interaction After releasing its first title for Mac and PC in 2009, Broken Rules was brainstorming a new game. 3 Big Insights From Today's Top Design Thinkers. A few weeks ago, at the Fast Company offices, we convened an all-star panel of designers and design leaders to talk about the problems that they found most vexing in the past year, and what they were trying to do to solve them.

3 Big Insights From Today's Top Design Thinkers

The group included: Margaret G Stewart, director of product design at Facebook Karl Heiselman, CEO of Wolff Olins Melody Roberts, senior director, experience design innovation at McDonald’s Corporation Joe Gebbia, CPO and co-founder of Airbnb Erica Eden, founder, Femme Den Mauro Porcini, chief design officer at PepsiCo To get us started, Roberts laid out a problem that every company faces at some point or another: How do you turn idea generation into successful execution? As she pointed out, it wasn’t generating great ideas that was the problem--it was getting those ideas translated through a massive organization with many moving parts. Karl Heiselman, had an interesting response: Harvard ES21: The Innovator's Practice. A 40-Minute Crash Course In Design Thinking.

Inge Druckrey has been teaching design for more than 40 years.

A 40-Minute Crash Course In Design Thinking

But what she has really been doing is teaching people to see. "You really learn to look," she says in the opening lines of Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See, remarking on the benefits of an education in art and design. Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking. Welcome to the’s Virtual Crash Course resource page!

Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

We know not everyone can make a trip to the to experience how we teach design thinking. So, we created this online version of one of our most frequently sought after learning tools. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.

If you choose to participate, in 90 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Gift-Giving Project. This is a fast-paced project where participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to “redesign the gift-giving experience” for their partner. Through this experience we hope you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines.