Monthly Archives: October 2009

Nanomaterials, more dark matter of brands

Our last post talked about the dark matter of brands in terms certain kinds of knowledge that the consumer has about a brand, some obvious some hidden. But a recent post in packagingdigest.com suggests that there may be another very … Continue reading

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The dark matter of brands

Lets start with an interesting observation about the cosmos. Contemporary physics suggests that only about 4% of the total energy density in the universe can be seen directly. About 96% is thought to be composed of dark matter or dark energy. … Continue reading

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Package/Product Design as Social Media

My last post discussed some early thinking on the implications of Design 2.0. A notion that might just revolutionize the design process much like web 2.0 looks to change the connections we make on line. There is an interesting piece … Continue reading

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Stephen Randall, and envisioning a new Design 2.0

Stephen Randall invented the digital guitar, and is the founder of LocaModa here in Cambridge. He spoke today at the DMI conference on what he called “Moving Design from Impression to Expression”.  I’ll simply call it, Design 2.0, a really … Continue reading

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John Maeda, and design leadership

This is the second entry from the 34th Annual Design Management Institute conference titled, Design Complexity and Change. And it was a great day John Maeda, the current President of the Rhode Island School of Design and the former MIT … Continue reading

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Alan Webber and the cost of the status quo

This week I am up in Boston attending the 34th Annual Design Management Institute conference titled, Design Complexity and Change. And will be trying to blog at least once a day from the conference. Alan Webber, the Founder of Fast … Continue reading

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Package Design, a leading or trailing indicator, 1950-1960

Package design in the decade of the 1950s, more strongly than in any previous decade, was influenced by dramatic changes in consumer lifestyles. The post-war suburbanization, growth in families and income, the birth of national TV advertising, consolidation of consumer … Continue reading

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