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  • Axelos Develops ITIL® Practitioner

    ITIL Practitioner Level Axelos is developing a new certification standard for ITIL. ITIL Practitioner level is being developed to help organizations and individuals increase the value they obtain from using ITIL by offering additional practical guidance to adopt and adapt the framework to support the business. It will be the next step after ITIL Foundation…

  • RAW FOOTAGE > A GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

    The meeting point between fashion editorial and fine art photography.In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Opera Gallery London presents Raw Footage, a group photography exhibition focusing on the meeting point between editorial and fine art photography, with a gaze tuned towards the body as a tool for both consumerism and sensuality. Exhibiting works by world-renowned fashion photographers including Mario…

  • Tempescope shows you the weather by recreating it

    Here’s a weird one for you — Rather than communicating the outside weather conditions through a screen of some sort, Japanese designer Ken Kawamoto has created a device that actually recreates the weather inside your home. You know, for those days where you can’t just walk outside to see what the weather’s doing.The Tempescope, as…

  • ArtDeli by Jessica Voorwinde and Bram Claassen

    Venue Fuses Art with Audience in Amsterdam It must have been destiny Jessica Voorwinde found this venue – the former office and warehouse of Brusse & Gransberg, traders in tobacco – to house ArtDeli, the restaurant-cum-exhibition space that recently opened in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic city centre. Not only did it fit the initiative’s…

  • Book Review: Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis

    The book suggestion of this week is titled Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis. As the title says the book is a good guid for young designers and enthusiasts but also for everyone that is passionate about the creative process. The author of the book is…

  • Book Review: Creative Intelligence –

    Design professor and business journalist Bruce Nussbaum’s new book about creativity begins with an anecdote about Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The story is about the development of their musical talent and it illustrates that creativity is less a stroke of genius than the natural result of years of study, the hard work of attention,…

  • Behavior Watch: Shades of Pink

    A friend recently sent me an article from the NY Times by Bruce Feiler (Train a Parent, Spare a Child). The title is quite fitting since it is the parents who create the environment and the contingencies of reinforcement that shape the child’s behavior.  However, the article is really about how bribing children is a…

  • Flying rockets with Air Traffic Control The Netherlands

    Last week we ran an Apollo 13 business simulation combined with a design workshop for Air Traffic Control in The Netherlands. One of the biggest reasons was to focus on their IT Change management process.

  • One world’s trash is another man’s street art |

    Portuguese street artist Bordalo II (also known as Arturo Bordalo) takes crumpled bumpers, scorched garbage cans and old rubber tires and transforms them into 3-D mural portraits of animals, like the raccoon above. Many of the materials for his vibrant “Big Trash Animals” are scavenged from abandoned factories and other urban wastelands, but some materials are…

  • Lisbon is Subverting Street Art Cliches Through Creative Workshops for Older People |

    LATA 65 is connecting art between generational divides, matching older citizens of Lisbon with a relatively young form of art—graffiti (“lata” means “can” in Portuguese). Through workshops attendees learn the history of street art while making their own stencils and tags, ultimately incorporating their work in murals across the city. These bright colors go into run-down…