As designers, we are often driven by our emotional thinking or tend to create according to what we already know, by convenience. But as design managers, our role is to take a step back on the situation and challenge the context we sometimes take for granted. This is why the impact or decision making can … Continue reading The Impact of Decision Making
From the 30th of March to the 2nd of September, V&A Childhood museum is holding an exhibition about Nordic Design for Children from 20th century till today. Who never played with Lego ? or shopped furnitures from IKEA ? Today Nordic design is everywhere and with the growth of Scandinavian design trend during these past … Continue reading V&A CHILHOOD
History is written by the winners ; but what about the history of those who lost ? Since our primary education, we've been thought a perspective of history, claimed as the one and only Truth. So how can this truth be different from one another ? in another region, country or continent ? History is … Continue reading Do we need a Global History of Design ?
I am a rational person, but driven by emotions. I am organised, but stimulated by stressful situations. In life nothing is black or white, but colored by an infinite amount of shades, bringing slowly everything to be because of it's opposite. In life, we've often been told from an early age that we need to … Continue reading DOUBT IS BEAUTIFUL (Personal Manifesto)
Until the 27th of August, Tate Britain is holding a massive exhibition presenting a century of paintings where Bacon, Freud, Souza and many more meets. All too Human, as it's name says, brings us to reflect on humanity and feelings as the core essence of all the art works presented. How could we not start … Continue reading Is Art “Too Human” ?
What is Art ? What is it made of ? We might be able to get an answer by exploring Classic Art temples such as The Louvre, looking at French Impressionists painting, Italian Renaissance sculptures while passing in front of Ancient Egyptian art works to find out ? But according to the French artist Marcel … Continue reading ART & INTERACTION
During these past few weeks, we were very fortunate to join a new partnership between Digicatapult London and UAL. Introduced to the new technologies development Digicatapult are working on along many start-ups, we were challenged in groups to come up with ideas around given subjects (5G connectivity, Block Chains...). Despite a certified interest in new … Continue reading IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE AT DIGICATAPULT
Have you ever noticed how design practice is closely related to anthropology ? How designers are trying to understand, every single habits, interactions, and our relations to objects in order to create an outcome with a human centric approach ? Against what some people might think, design isn't the result of any mystical illuminations or … Continue reading Demystifying Design Research
Last week, we were very fortunate to attend a talk at the Imperial college of London. "Smart Cities : Citizen inspired Innovation". The world is changing fast, and so our cities, but the more we seem to develop, the more these words echoes in our head : "Smart" and "Cities". What is that all about … Continue reading SMART CITIES ? TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT !
I now can say that I am one of the lucky guys that went into space on the international station and came back to earth. Or at least... at the Science Museum for 7£. The museum is currently hosting a VR experience picturing the space descent of UK astronaut Tim Peake, and a crew of … Continue reading HAVE YOU EVER BEEN INTO SPACE ?