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05/26/2016
Annie White

HOW Design Live Conference 2016 Art Directors Designers Collaboration Insights Oliver Jeffers Pixels of Fury Sketchnoting

My colleague Cricket and I really enjoyed attending the HOW Design Live conference in Atlanta...

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05/12/2015
Jimmy Guterman

(This is one of a series of posts we’re running on what inspires us as facilitators and designers here at Collective Next.)

We’re wired to tell stories and respond to them. This may be true literally, as evolutionary biology suggests. Or...

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08/01/2014
Jimmy Guterman

Design Museum Boston

We’ve been part of a lot of great talks over five years at TEDxBoston (and we’ll announce the sixth year in this space very, very soon), but one of our favorites is Sam Aquillano’s strong, energetic talk about...

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04/04/2014
Jimmy Guterman

Every week, we distribute an internal email about what we’ve been reading. As you’d expect, the topics are quite diverse but almost all of them have some connection to our work here. Here, we share it with you as well (with references to some secret projects edited out). 

One magazine issue that’s getting dog-eared quickly around the office is the Businessweek double issue on...

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05/10/2012
Kate Dwyer

In a recent post, we shared that graphics allow us to cut past the need for descriptive...

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02/27/2012
Kathy Clemons
When you first walk into TED2012 Full Spectrum at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, you might not notice the thousands of strings strung between the stairs on the second and third levels. It’s a hazy rainbow colored mist. As you get closer, however, it begins to undulate and swirl, and you realize that each layer of color is made of dozens of carefully strung threads, all aligned and strategically spaced.
 
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02/15/2011
Geoff Amidei

If you are short on time and you don’t want to read the full post below, but you like language and type and design, click this link right now: Stephen Fry on Language. Just do it. It will make you smile.

Somewhere in Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion writes, “Grammar is a piano I play by ear.” That pretty much describes my youthful relationship to grammar. As a...

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10/26/2010
Geoff Amidei

As we enter into the online conversation in a more deliberate way, it’s possible, nay, likely, someone out there will disagree with something we put in here. I like a good argument as much as the next person, but let’s face it, we want to keep things civil. And now it’s a little easier thanks to a new info...

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10/12/2010
Mike LaRhette

October seems to be the month of meetings in the Boston design scene. I managed to attend two of them last week, and while they were very different in nature they did share some common themes about design and design thinking: it is a discipline, a process, a field of study, a term going mainstream, and above all a business imperative.

On October 5th AIGA Boston hosted an evening...

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