Trend: Distance Design Education
No time to sign up for an innovation workshop with consultancies such as Ziba or Doblin? Tap into a growing crop of design-education-at-a-distance resources for executives. Lunar Design features free podcasts that demystify design for the business community. Stanford University's D-school publishes Ambidextrous magazine and features case studies and ethnographic profiles of global consumers. And accompanying IDEO cofounder Bill Moggridge's new book, Designing Interactions, is a DVD (and Web site) with video clips, featuring lively interviews with Google's (GOOG ) Sergey Brin and Larry Page on the importance of simplicity. Moggridge also features Electronic Arts' (EA ) Will Wright constructing physical models and discussing how to maintain a gamer's attention.
By Reena Jana