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Innovation vs. design blah blah.

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| Innovation vs. design.

December 04, 2005

Innovation vs. design blah blah.

Bruce Nussbaum

I just got back from the Design For The New China Markets Conference to see the debate on innovation vs. design is heating up. The Fortune magazine conference on innovation spent a huge amount of time on this battle over innovation vs. design. Folks, I have to say that I think this debate is BORING. The design profession may be indulging in a navel-gazing exercise of immense proportions that is important to no one but designers. You folks are wasting a lot of time. There are more important things to discuss, like what different kinds of ethnolographic methodologies do we need when observing consumers in China, India, America, Russia, etc.? How do we codify all the data? How do you build design curricula that you can teach across cultures (Korea is doing great work in this area).

Let's have a conversation about the good stuff!

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Tracked on December 4, 2005 07:23 PM

Just came across this interesting item.

To help Indian leaders spark innovation and creativity in their organizations while revolutionizing work culture and reducing employee attrition, Innovation Trip announces a 7-day tour of innovation and inspiration in America.

Highlights of the tour are :

1. A workshop at Harvard Business School on Disruptive Innovation

2. A workshop on Customer centered Innovation by leading innovators

3. A workshop on creating a culture of innovation at stanford campus

4. A workshop on employee retention by experts who guide fortune 500 companies on employee retention.

Here is the URL to a press release:

For details Visit

Posted by: Atul at December 7, 2005 11:03 AM

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