Ceil Wloczewski offers up the notion of establishing your in-house team as the go-to resource for design in her piece, "Positioning Your In-House Team as the Vendor of Choice". Now there's a thought.
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Steve Sammartino's blog post, "Tale of two offices", showcases the right-brain/wrong-brain way to transition a group to open office space. A timely piece given last week's focus on "The Ubiquitous Cube".
Posted in Walkin' The Blog on Jul 27th, 2010
Bob Sutton points to a study that determines that busyness equates to happiness. So why aren't we elated when we're juggling a dozen projects at the same time?
Posted in Walkin' The Blog on Jul 22nd, 2010
Nobody does creative better than Pixar - and it’s all done in-house! Ed Catmull, Pixar president and co-founder, shares how. (Please note that only a portion of the post is live online. The entire piece is available for purchase as a PDF)
Whether you’re dealing with leaders, are one or wannabe one, the Times piece on Steinbrenner offers some useful insights.
Posted in Walkin' The Blog on Jul 3rd, 2010
In "Measuring Up: 5 Reasons to Hone Your Verbal and Written Skills", Roz Goldfarb discusses the very real need for designers to improve their writing and speaking skills. This is especially true for in-house designers who generally have more client and non-design co-worker interactions than their agency and design firm peers.
I’ve spoken and written on how in-house teams can assist their non-designer peers in the visualization of abstract strategic discussions to help them get their heads around complex ideas. vizthink is a group that focuses on this practice. You may find their site of interest. It’s an attempt to inject a little right-brain thinking into ...MORE
Below are 10 blogs that, as a designer, you may not intuitively seek out. Most have a decidedly business bent to them, which may be a good thing if most of the blogs you normally visit are design-centric. . . . 1. McKinsey Quarterly (Talent Section) http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/special_topics.aspx?stid=71 2. Businessweek (Nussbaum On Design) http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/NussbaumOnDesign/ 3. @issue ...MORE
Posted in Walkin' The Blog on May 27th, 2010
Bob Sutton offers up 17 ways to rise above your company's destructive dysfunctions.
Posted in Walkin' The Blog on May 17th, 2010
Plant tongue firmly in cheek, take the corporate world to task with really snarky product and sell. Knock Knock knails it. . . . .