What skills and knowledge an MA Design Management graduate should have in order to be employable in the creative industries sector, in my opinion?
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What skills and knowledge an MA Design Management graduate should have in order to be employable in the creative industries sector, in my opinion?

To answer the question what skills and knowledge an MA Design Management graduate should have to be employable within the creative industries sector, in my opinion we need to answer a question what makes a good manager, first. I just couldn’t resist and had to, in a good old manner of design thinking to re-frame the problem with which I was faced.

By historical development of design management the main perspective in the new century is Design thinking, 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 business models pattern in the 21st century.

If I try to predict the future, I would say that besides Internet; Environment, Digitalization and Automation are in my opinion by far the greatest threats and opportunities at the same time to our employment in the information-based civilization that we live-in. Continue reading

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#PhD: Literature
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#PhD: Literature

I’m about to begin my PhD at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor in Maribor. The working title for my thesis is ‘Interdependence of Business Model Innovation with Design Thinking: Management of Sustainable Development Strategies in the Medium-Sized Organisations’. I just gathered the firs list of papers to be reviewed. Continue reading

Playlist about the Design Strategies and Branding
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Playlist about the Design Strategies and Branding

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 Continue reading

Book reviews > Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Book reviews > Thinking, Fast and Slow

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. Continue reading

Decision making in the software design: introduction to the theory of decisions
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Decision making in the software design: introduction to the theory of 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. Continue reading

Learn the new language of the business (model) design in one day
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Learn the new language of the business (model) design in one day

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. Continue reading

Cyins of Creativity Leisure&Tourism-, and Agro-Foods Industry seminar
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Cyins of Creativity Leisure&Tourism-, and Agro-Foods Industry seminar

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. Continue reading