Category: art

Designing for ubiquity

When I first heard the term “ubiquitous computing” almost 25 years ago, it sounded magical. Computers then, I admit, didn’t make it easy to …
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Creativity and Emergence

In an earlier monograph, I wrote about why Jonathan Ive bothered me a bit. With his random reference to creativity as something that happens …
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Unflattered by imitation

Luxury marques trade partly on the tangible benefits of craftsmanship, provenance and history, and partly on exclusivity (i.e. some can only aspire to them …
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Wearable tech's luxury and fashion challenge

“Here’s the only thing you need to know about wearable punditry: No one knows anything. Zip. This is a market that barely exists.”, said …
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Caring -- an antidote to mindless consumerism?

I disagreed with a few things that Jonathan Ive said in his talk at the Design Museum. But there was one thing he said …
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Digital (and) creativity

I don’t believe in the myth-making around creativity as some spark of genius, some innate talent or something that appears out of a stroke …
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Creative process aka why Jonathan Ive bothered me a bit

Jonathan Ive was at Design Museum a few days ago, as some of you may know. I was bothered by some things he said. …
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Craftsmanship in luxury

Craftsmanship is the cornerstone of the luxury goods industry. The obsessive focus on the art, the cultural roots, the societal context and the history …
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Four For Friday (21)

Before long, the title of this sometime-series of readings will be just an alliterative poetic licence. The week serves up worthy readings far more …
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Art or Science?

Is management an art or a science? This is the direction in which the conversation in the comments section of an earlier post on …
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