Category Archives: review

Books on design.

Wojciech recently asked me to suggest some good books on design, which were more practical than theoretical. Here are a few suggestions that immediately came to mind. If you think something is missing, please let me know. I may also … Continue reading

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What is the Role of the Anthropologist?

Image source: On Saturday, I got to hear Grant McCracken speak at the AIGA GAIN conference in New York. I documented that I was going to the talk in my usual way of writing a quick note in twitter, … Continue reading

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Home Delivery At MOMA: Computational Architecture.

I’ve been to the Home Delivery show at MOMA twice on sunny weekends this summer. The show on prefabricated architecture is overall well curated. However, the true brilliance of the show is that they have full scale models of six … Continue reading

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Next Transformations: A Response To Transformations By Grant McCracken

Images source: flickr I finally got through Transformations, which has left me with lots of blogging ideas and a lens to look at world around me. The book is highly recommended, Grant McCracken is able to achieve the balance between … Continue reading

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book review part 2: Conley’s OBD: branding vs. innovation

In a very nice comment, Frank mentions a link to weakening relationships from buzz marketing, and digs into deeper branding versus innovation, which is another important part of Lucas Conley’s argument in OBD, which I only briefly mentioned in my … Continue reading

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book review: OBD by Lucas Conley

Image source: I’ve recently finished, OBD Obessive Branding Disorder – The Business of Illusion and The Illusion of Business, by Lucas Conley, who write for Fast Company. I’m way behind on blogging, so I’ll keep the book review short, … Continue reading

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the design of future things: evaluating design

Image source: A couple of weeks ago, I finally finished, “The Design of Future Things,” by Donald Norman. I loved his popular book, “The Design of Everyday Things.” Norman is clearly an important thinker in the subject of design … Continue reading

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Book Review: Buying In by Rob Walker.

Last Friday morning, I stopped by Likemind to see Piers, Noah and others, as well as to pick up an advanced copy of the book “Buying In” by Rob Walker. His publisher, Random House, offered Likemind attendees in North America … Continue reading

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Is the “The Warhol Economy” good for the production of culture?

Image source: Princeton University Press I finally got around to reading Elizabeth Currid’s book, The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City, which argues that these creative industry are an important economic force in the city … Continue reading

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