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

Decision making in the software design: introduction to the theory of decisions
Blogroll / Design management / Design leadership / Design thinking

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

Three options to create value for the business and for the society
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Three options to create value for the business and for the society

Your organisation has three possibilities to focus on in creating value for the business and for the society. First are processes. Second are new products and services’. And the third option, where you have the opportunity to create the most value are business models.

The good news is, all three options are not linearly connected but are rather independent from each other. Without any doubt, though: business model innovation brings the strongest value not only to business but also to the society. Continue reading