October 2011 Blog Posts (6)


It was the time of the year and the obligatory visit to the largest trade show for consumer electronics was on schedule. Since many years I pay a visit to this temple of electronic gadgets, and along with me many colleagues and former colleagues in design. And every year the leaders in the industry, and those who want to push the big ones from their throne, meet up to showcase the world what they are capable of, and in how far they are better than…


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on October 30, 2011 at 10:52 — No Comments


They are definitively different, to my opinion… or is it that I get older and fall into the same trap as before me my parents and their parents did: into the one of ignorance? With them I refer to the youth, of course. No, this generation is definitively different!


But what has the youth to do with design,…


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on October 24, 2011 at 15:19 — No Comments

Design Thinking at The "World Usability Day – Kassel, Germany"

DT-EVENT: 10th of November 2011 in Kassel, Germany

Feel invited if you are around: World Usability Day in Kassel

SOCIAL.DESIGN.THINKING >>> Focus User Centricity – New Business, Service Innovation & Social Design

8 exiting talks +++ “First in, first served!” +++ Free Entrence +++…


Added by Oliver Gerstheimer on October 20, 2011 at 16:48 — 1 Comment

kitchen nightmares

Dedicated to Steve, the biggest chef of all!


There are plenty of these TV shows around, those, featuring a shrewd chefs who pimps-up hopelessly ran down restaurants. Their recipe: provide some expert advice and several well-placed helping hands, all with the goal to have each head in the restaurant face the same direction. With these measures…


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on October 7, 2011 at 18:46 — No Comments

Join the OpenIDEO Amnesty Challenge

How can technology help people working to uphold

human rights in the face of unlawful detention? 

OpenIDEO has partnered with Amnesty International to challenge all of us to come up with ways to use technology to support those held in…


Added by Meena Kadri on October 5, 2011 at 1:30 — No Comments

what goes around comes around

This saying is widely known: it urges us to treat others in a similar fashion as one would like to be treated oneself. And, as in most cases concerning proverbs and other hints for good behavior, nobody is really sticking to them. 

But there is no smoke without fire……


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on October 1, 2011 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

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