The difference between good design and great design is vast, and grows every year. As businesses hire and overwork in-house design teams and outsource their design work all over the world, the output usually suffers.
With the current wave of design thinking in business, top tier designers are now in short supply. Corporations scout elite universities in their hunt for top performers who possesses the right mix of human skills and social networks. So, how different are the top tier designers from their peers and how big is their actual contribution to performance?
The initial launch of a startup can be a costly venture, especially if you're planning to hire individual developers and designers to do all the front-end and back-end work for you, but these costs can be minimized -- as I have proved to myself with experience -- to the bare minimum by challenging yourself to learn a few useful tools, and some good web design principles, alongside a well planned out strategy for the future of your startup.
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Whether newly renovated or newly constructed, these shared office environments are beginning to more closely resemble each other, illustrating some common themes that have emerged as professionals who work in these centers suggest ways they can be improved.
This indoor-outdoor kitchen is an absolute thing of beauty. Clean lines, cool modern details, and the ability to barbecue while easily managing the oven and stove top makes this the ultimate summer dinner-party location.
For Patricia Altschul's 1850s Greek Revival mansion in Charleston, South Carolina's historic district, designer Mario Buatta tapped Haleh Atabeigi to paint a hexagonal motif on the floors.
In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.
There's something extremely delicate and very raw about Tessa Metcalfe's jewellery. Gold and silver pigeon claws adorn the young designer's fingers, each one distinctly different from the other.
The innate pull that some possess to positively impact the lives of others is a pull that cannot be ignored. Sure, for a time you may pursue other ventures but at some point in your journey you will be brought back to your need to help those in need.
At 31 years old, MA Allen has become one of the most renowned interior designers of her generation. She is causing a design movement in her city of Raleigh, North Carolina and is my pick for breakout star.
Dan Stubbergaard, founder of the internationally praised COBE Architects, takes us around his hometown Copenhagen to show and discuss what motivates...
Rustic meets modern in designer Ellen Denisevich-Grickis's Rhode Island home, which features a Murano glass chandelier hanging above a vibrant Shaker-style island.
What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put it in your shopping cart?
Adults and children with autism experience the world much differently than we do, so why don't we design homes, parks, and neighborhoods with them in mind?