Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tim Brown on Creativity & Play

TED TALKS 2008 ~ Ideas Worth Spreading
Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO
2008 Serious Play DESIGN Conference
'Creative Thinking & Play'

At the 2008 Serious Play DESIGN Conference, designer
Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between
creative thinking and play -- with many examples you
can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).

About the Art Center Design Conference

The biennial Art Center Design Conference is a three-day international gathering of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and innovators from many fields and disciplines. The 2008 Conference, Serious Play, hosted at the Pasadena Campus on May 7,8,9, explored the essential role of play in business, the arts, science, storytelling, technology, and more.

 Who Is Tim Brown?
'Tim Brown is the CEO of the "innovation and design" firm IDEO -- taking an approach to design that digs deeper than the surface.'

Tim Brown is the CEO of innovation and design firm IDEO, taking an approach to design that digs deeper than the surface. Having taken over from founder David E. Kelley, Tim Brown carries forward the firm's mission of fusing design, business and social studies to come up with deeply researched, deeply understood designs and ideas -- they call it "design thinking."

IDEO is the kind of firm that companies turn to when they want a top-down rethink of a business or product -- from fast food conglomerates to high-tech startups, hospitals to universities.

IDEO has designed and prototyped everything from a life-saving portable defibrillator to the defining details at the groundbreaking Prada shop in Manhattan to corporate processes. And check out the Global Chain Reaction for a sample of how seriously this firm takes play.

Brown's new book on design thinking will be published this fall.

"We need more executives like Brown who understand how creativity works."Ginger Grant, comment,

Open Heart Letter to Tobias ~ Margo Renay Sullivan

roni plesi
 To 'Mr. T" ((aka TO~BI~WAH/Sam)) ~
This is for YOU!
For I know if any wish to talk to the Old You ~
We will have talk to the Young You ~
With The New Energy Language of course.
And of course, THIS IS TRUE FOR ALL.

With immense love and deep deep appreciation
From the Heart Diamond Core As Always.

From a Lover of that "nasty" white goat wine.
Now, of course, As You Know With A Wink



in tribute:
INDIA.ARIE~Better People
(Yeah, yeah)
I wish there was a video game
To teach you your ancestor names
I wish there was a phone number
Like 1-800-Save-Your-Brother
I'm thankful for the radio station
Not afraid to put the truth in rotation
There is certain information
That you can only get in conversation with...

Young people would talk to
Old people, it would make us a
Better people all around
(Yes, it would)
And if old people would talk to
Young people, it would make us
Better people all around
(Yes, it would)

(Yeah, yeah)
We went from radio to TV
Now we're going from LP to CD
Don't be afraid to try something new (yeah)
I can help you with the brand new technology
If you can help me with the age old philosophy
Together there's so much we can do when...


(Yeah, yeah)
They say that every generation gets worse
They call it a generational curse
But these problems don't just drop out the sky (yeah)
But listen to Mahatma Ghandi's words
And be the change you want to see in the world
Start with yourself, and healing will multiply
Ah, that's what happens when...


If black people would talk to white people
It would make us a better people all around
If Republican people would talk to Democratic people
It would make us diplomatic people all around.

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