March 2013 Blog Posts (14)

The Art of Concealment

Seymourpowell’s design and CMF researcher Chloe Amos-Edkins and design researcher Sarah Johnson appeared in January’s edition of Interior Design Today. Their report below reveals some key trends in storage which has them thinking inside and outside the box.

With the overwhelming amount of ‘stuff’ people now possess, consumers are suffering from a sense of overloading of stuff, information and…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 29, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Listen to consumers – or ignore them?

Dr Kevin McFarthing recently commented in his Innovation Fixer blog about the debate between innovating with or without consumers’ ideas in mind.…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 20, 2013 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Better Living through Collaborative Innovation

Organizations big and small have begun to explore the practice of collaborative innovation as a way to increase engagement and to foment a culture of innovation. Let’s say you work for such an organization. What’s the quid pro quo when you find yourself part of the crowd from which wisdom is sought?

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Added by Doug Collins on March 19, 2013 at 14:52 — No Comments

Why Design and Technology Education Matters

At the fourteenth Design and Technology Excellence Awards, held on Friday 8th March at the IET London, Dick Powell, co-founder and design director at Seymourpowell, made a passionate and compelling case for why design and technology education is so important and why the current draft Design and Technology programme of study poses such a huge threat...…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Path of Illumination for 2013

Seymourpowell’s Design and CMF researcher Chloe Amos-Edkins appeared in the 2012 November/December edition of Interior Design Today. In her report, Chloe discusses four key trends inspiring lighting…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

New life from old paint

n a recent post of the RSA‘s Great Recovery Blog, Seymourpowell’s head of Sustainability, Chris Sherwin, discusses our winning entry to the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funded ‘New Design for the…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 14, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Design Insights: Designing for the differences

‘Designing for the differences,’ the ninth video in the ‘Design Insights’ series, features Richard Seymour, co-founder and design director of Seymourpowell, discussing the importance of gender differences for design.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 8, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Seymourpowell visits India

In February, Seymourpowell design researcher Sarah Johnson was lucky enough to visit Mumbai and Delhi for a research trip. Click here to see a few places she visited and would highly recommend to others…

Added by Robert Zlokower on March 6, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Key Trends from CES 2013

Mariel Brown, head of trends at Seymourpowell, cuts through the digital noise and reflects on the highlights of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, exploring the cultural trends and social context that surround the latest technology releases...…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 6, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

What’s That Smell? Skunk Works® Meets Collaborative Innovation

The front and back ends of innovation test us in different ways. At the front end we wrestle with, “What problem is worth solving?” At the back end we wrestle with, “How do deliver something that offers greater relative advantage than the next best alternative?”

This article explores links between the Skunk…

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Added by Doug Collins on March 5, 2013 at 14:26 — No Comments

Seymourpowell reading list…

Seymourpowell’s reading list represents some our favourite magazines, journals, and books. These carefully selected titles are to us both interesting and inspiring and we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do..

Outside Innovation…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 4, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Seymourpowell Visits…

Rio de Janeiro

On a recent trip to Rio, Seymourpowell design researcher Theo Bridge (a certified carnivore) found surprising delight in Rio’s fledgling vegetarian scene. Here’s what he saw…

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Added by Robert Zlokower on March 1, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

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