Wen Sagi Haviv, a principal in the New York design firm, Chermayeff Geismar & offered to gift us with 1977 EPA Graphic Standards Manual, designed by the renowned Steff Geissbuhler it started us on an adventure that concluded this week when we met our goal. That means that this beautiful manual will now be available to our backers, and eventually to the public through the work of designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smythe at Standards Manual. The experience has been eye opening and exhilarating. Here’s what I’ve learned:
In our current era of corporatized innovation, and obsession with Silicon Valley’s unicorns, there’s a certain kind of person that I’m drawn to in the extreme – the artist as innovator who uncompromisingly runs their own creative enterprise, on their own steam.
We sat down with Craig Swann, a well respected digital music innovator and the founder of Looplabs, a new collaboration platform that he calls the “Google Docs” of music that is disrupting music studios and allowing individuals to make music in a whole new way. The interview and your chance to make your own loops follows…
This week SAP launched a new e-publication, Digitalist Magazine, Executive Quarterly. We sat down with Jeff Woods, Editorial Director for the magazine and VP, Corporate and Portfolio Marketing at SAP to get the back story.
What does an open innovation playground for business look like? RELEVENTS, a company that is disrupting what events look like, is creating one in Sacramento, California on September 17 with a group of global curators.
While creating new products is challenging in any industry, Pharma may be one of the most challenging environments for product innovation because of regulatory, safety and privacy issues. This post dives into the specific storytelling workshops that Sheila Babnis, along led with her team at Roche that were designed to deploy as a strategic tool for leaders.
Sheila Babnis, head of strategic innovation for product development at Roche, shared, at a conference earlier this year, new ways that her company is working in innovation in drug development; and how empathy and patient-centricity are shaping both drug development and clinical trials. Co-creating with patients is a core pillar of the new way Roche is working and an area of deep focus for Sheila and her team.
We had the chance to interview Mark Polson, who as Vice President of Creativity and Business, Estee Lauder, is part of the global learning and development team which is an extension of global HR. He is responsible for the development of the competency of creativity and innovation within the corporation.
The Editors Pick this week is Derrick Ashong’s Take Back the Mic: World Cup of Hip Hop – a global competition for musically inclined youth and their fans. From Ghana originally, Ashong understands that the most powerful way for global youth to find their own powerful original voices is to (have them) Take Back the Mic. This is an IndieGoGo campaign worth checking out and funding.