The co-working wave has hit San Diego, and it’s happening in typical surfer style. Make is a new 175,000-sq.-ft. workspace in a converted floral trade warehouse, just a short walk or bike ride to the beach. Rapt Studio worked with real estate developer Cruzan to envision a branded space where people will design and make things—and take their breaks on the waves.
As Bluecadet’s Founder and CEO, Josh Goldblum has devoted his career to doing award-winning work with organizations like the MoMA, Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, and National Geographic to educate, engage, and entertain through websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments.
SEGD member Jennifer Davis of Planar had an opportunity to spend some time with Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting in Austin, Texas and New York City. Leslie is the co-founder of SEGD’s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies. Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Jennifer asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that Leslie has identified called “playfinding.”
What is fascinating about all disruption cycles is the solution that ultimately disrupts is not usually a completely new-to-the-world invention. Take the Ford Model T or the Wright Brothers Wright Flyer. Making gliders with humans flying on them was not new. The final piece of the puzzle though--how to make the flight stable--was! The personal computer was a similar story. The Apple 2 was not the first personal computer, but it was the first to combine a keyboard and screen with the processor, thus making it usable.
The 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago is over and according to most of the attendees the staff came into contact with, this one was the best, one of the best, awesome, fantastic--you name the adjective; people seemed to really enjoy it. Chicago delivered incredible sunny days, riverboat tours of the city's architecture, and receptions out on the river walk. All these city-based activities provided great opportunities for people to get to know each other and connect.
CRĒO Industrial Arts (Woodinville, Wash.) worked with the Fremont Street Experience on SlotZilla™, Las Vegas' newest attraction.
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The education system is "obsolete" and fails to reflect the way creative people work, according to trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, who is introducing a new department of Hybrid Design Studies at Parsons School of Design in New York (+ interview).
There is growing evidence to suggest that design-centric companies outperform their peers. Motiv Strategies and DMI explore some of the reasons why.