The EC has published its Research & Innovation Horizon 2020 Call topic: Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities under the umbrella of the call: Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The historical development of design management teaches us that the main perspective in the new century is Design thinking, that the role of design are New business models, and last but not least the focus of Design Management are Creative organisations.
In my opinion an MA Design Management graduate should have not only strong knowledge and skills, but particularly Design Management know-how, connected especially with the know-how of the 21st century business model patterns.
Playlist on the topics of design strategies and branding, including the:
1. “The design management knowledge of is a matter of professional survival” 2. “Short case of design standards in Slovenia and Germany” 3. “Major similarities and differences between a corporate identity, a corporate image, and a corporate reputation” 4. “Brand portfolio and architecture on the case of football”
5. “3 major and 9 substeps in the Corporate identity audit” 6. “Design Strategies vs. Technology Life Cylcle” 7. “Design has to come closer to business, because vice versa is not going to happen” 8. “Climb up the Design Management Ladder to align your company culture” 9. “Do countries have a design strategy?”
It was recorded back in 2010, while I was in Berlin. Enjoy in listening
The mission of this book, for which it is really hard to say that it is only a business book, is to: “make a difference in shaping organizations and leaders who consider broader responsibilities than the balance sheet.”
According to authors, to achieve a funky organization we must have the gifts and guts to imagine and work wonders. All this implies risk – total risk – and, at the end of the day, our personal risk. Yes, personal risk.
When we wake up next day, we should remind ourselfs that business is not a rocket science. It basically still boils down to making money. Also in Funky Inc..
Thinking, Fast and Slow is the book of the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. My rating of the book is 4 out of 5 stars.
Short review presents the psychodrama with the two characters, Sistem 1 and Sistem 2. Book shows us, that it’s easier to recognize other people’s mistake than our own, among many other very useful cases and examples. For business, for study and our relationships. Did you know that the formula for marital stability is simply the frequency of lovemaking minus frequency of quarrels?
Book contributes heavily to the decision making theory. Although not written primarily for decision makers, this book helps us think better about our decisions.
Recently I was invited to apply for the PhD project ‘Decision making in the software design process’ at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In order to prepare for the possible second round of interview for the job, I’ll write my reviews of three books from the decision theory list – of the The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and that of Thinking, Fast and Slow with Daniel Kahneman.
Not least, I’ll also write a short review of the book Alan Turing: Enigma.
Business models are changing. Faster than ever. So, we better start designing our new, innovative and alternative business models today. Invest in our most important capability, to earn the new language of the business model design. We’ll learn what is the backbone of our business models, where the biggest opportunities of our business model are and not least what is the only rule in using the Business Model Canvas.
Business Model Canvas is a proven tool used in organizations no matter of their size, industry or sector, or positions we have in our companies. It’s an extremely popular tool, used in start-ups, in large companies, and not least in organizations as is the World Bank. There is one estimation that it has been downloaded …
How can tourism business benefit each other? This is a question for many in the tourism industry not only locals in Cyprus.
In a project led by Marko Savić, business designer, Design for Europe, attendees were given the task to delve into the world entrepreneurship through a carefully designed workshop that offered useful insights analysing the classic Business Model Canvas template.
Along the same lines, Benjamin Brown, policy advisor, Design Council UK, informed attendees on the significance of design for the overall image and future development of a company.