design thinking

just some thoughts on design

 

 

Design Not Thinking – Turning Radius

If design is the execution of an idea, then this picture is a testament to the importance of correctly executing an idea. This is a wonderfully clear example of how NOT to design a bike path in a dense urban environment, the picture brilliantly captures the side...

Good bye to a Great Idea

  I realize I am woefully late to lament the Royalton’s remodeling, roughly 10 years too late to be precise, but sometimes it takes that long to feel the void of an idea.  While walking along 44th street last night it hit me how fortunate I had been to experience and...

Aspiration as a Design Element in Urban Planning

  Abstract Among the many challenges that Urban Planning faces in developing countries none is more readily solved and yet more often ignored than the perception and aspiration of belonging to something meaningful. Mega developments, utopian visions and unfulfilled...

iWalk

This powerful app and camera has everything you need to concentrate on what’s really important while you walk; your smartphone screen.

Architecture is branding

It strikes me as funny, that after having been a professional designer for my entire adult life, the realization that design is a perceived value has only recently come around full circle. As I prepare notes for this paper I find myself blowing the dust off of various...

New York City Needs an Iconic Taxi.

There is an old adage that says “criticizing is easy, offering a solution is hard”. Oddly enough in the case of New York City’s Taxi of the future, the Nissan NV200, that saying works better backwards. Designing something better is easily done; criticizing it is...

3D as a second language

There is a theory that knowing a second language strengthens your primary language. It states that a second language speaker gains an advantage that is more than the sum of the two languages, it’s called multi-competence (Cook, 1991). Vivian Cook, a professor of...

Bardolino Classico – A Digital Case Study

We gladly took the opportunity to choose an unfamiliar wine in order to explore our collective analytical, visualization and branding abilities and learn something in the process. Why did we pick Bardolino Classico?  Because it is somewhat of an odd wine in marketing...