May 2013 Blog Posts (15)

The World of Design and Interiors

After the Milan fair 2013, Seymourpowell dove into some design and interiors findings. Here is what other thought-leaders are reporting on the subject.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 31, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Spotlight: Jetting Around

Seymourpowell is following another fascinating blog about exploring cities and their culture titled: Jetting Around.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 31, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Got two free ticket for the below event in Germany next week, who wants to go?

The Creative Innovation Sum with gathered on 3 June 2013 thought leaders and pioneers of new digital Bauhaus in Weimar . Through inspiring lectures by renowned experts, lively panel discussions and joint workshops participants can selectively explore the prospects for their own companies, arising from the connection creative economy and technological innovations. Keynotes from Michael Conrad (President Berlin School of Creative Leadership ), John Howkins (Author , The Creative Economy: How…


Added by mariekevdijk on May 29, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

The Professional Facilitator as Innovation Catalyst

“Innovate or die,” heralds the Digital Age. The wise leader, mindful of the limits of the latter, embraces the practice of collaborative innovation as a way for their organization to pursue the former. Organizations, too, have professional facilitators on staff and on call. Working as an adjunct to the human resources function, they have remained largely absent from the dialogue around the practice. Innovation happens…


Added by Doug Collins on May 29, 2013 at 2:00 — No Comments


The room was slowly filling up with the employees. One after the other they took their seats and didn’t look too pleased: the speech that I was about to be holding did interrupt the longed-for transition from their dinner to a well deserved drink at the bar! So this left me with the task to ensure that those snaring away during my talk would not animate the others to follow suit.…


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on May 25, 2013 at 13:57 — No Comments

Seymourpowell invites you to join their design trends discussion

What design trends stood out to you the most from your experience at Milan or from Seymourpowell’s report? Is the experience the people or the products? Does it work as an international club – and is this good or bad?

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 24, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Language Is Killing Our Ability To Innovate

There are many inventions whose origins we simply cannot trace. One glaringly obvious, yet equally elusive innovation is that of the spoken word. Before we had language, we made sense of the world through pictures, sounds, and smells. Humans estimated time by looking at the position of the sun, and gained a sense of direction by…


Added by Lyden Foust on May 22, 2013 at 20:32 — 3 Comments

Seymourpowell Loves London

Seymourpowell team member Yana Zalesskaya talks about her favorite places around London.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 21, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

SPTV: Milan in perspective 2013

Seymourpowell got together with design magazine FX to host a reception on April 25 of this year. This special drinks reception was to celebrate the completion of research for the Milan Furniture Fair.
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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 17, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Fertile Ground for the Ideation Seed

Depending on the people involved, their motivations, and the phase of the moon, you may or may not find fertile ground for the practice of collaborative innovation.

In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores…


Added by Doug Collins on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Seymourpowell visits San Francisco

Seymourpowell design researcher, Sonia Wang, visited the city of San Francisco recently. She visited an array of companies including: Heath CeramicsSightglass Coffee Roasters, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, …


Added by Robert Zlokower on May 10, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

The issues of relying solely on 'Big Data'

As the information economy grows, 'Big Data' is seemingly the answer to all of our problems. Though a powerful tool to use, 'Big Data' requires an interpretation to decipher the 'why' behind the numbers.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 9, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Seymourpowell staff photographed by Rosie Collins

Seymourpowell's staff was photographed by Rosie Collins.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 9, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Design insights by Richard Seymour: Chicken Nugget Deluxe

Richard Seymour discusses his approach to design. He describes finding inspiration from components found everywhere, going so far as to design a brassiere based on the flexible yet durable sternum of a chicken.

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Added by Robert Zlokower on May 8, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

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