The Korean Design Institute did a great job to create a short research overview which countries are biggest players in design. This is a great quick intro for your bosses who do not have time to read.
Link goes first to ICSID where they hav talked about it. -> link
I still my doubts if it was that wise to collect different professions and call them the creative industry as for example ART and Industrial Design generate very different results for different purpose and different “customers”. To deconstruct the surveys and to select only one profession is a pain at the end if you want to discuss with your boss the global impact of industrial design based on a creative economy survey. But the resources collected by several institutes to measure the impact of creative economy still helps a lot, as the country based surveys also do not help that much to find the global hot spots and emerging markets of creative but industrial oriented innovation power..
And this here is one with a great global focus.
The UN has collected huge Date: -> Link
GHTime Code(s): nc
I was at a the VDID Designers Monthly Meeting Cologne with a very nice dinner outside in a nice garden.
This meetings takes place once per month organized by Ms. Laubstein (VDID) and Mr. Beeh (ex- director of Material Connexion Cologne).
At this meeting Sascha Peters, Material Expert of Modulor, held a talk about actual material trends and how designers are driving material innovation. He is is also one of the authors of Materials for Designer sort of books.
He introduced a new book called smart surfaces, should come out soon. There a huge collection of actual new materials is carried together. A book with a lot of materials and very short introductions per material. So a good starting point for a broad research.
He also talked about the new ideas how MODULOR will transform itself form a Material Expert for Architects to a Material and Projects Service Provider for Professional Innovation Projects (i would call it like that). With some material handling services and further project research advice services. I guess this will be working out good as I know Sascha Peters form several discussions we had. He is a real driving force and always looking to improve and develop something.
ACM has great contend and brings several worlds together.
And now the new mag was released have a look- -> link
There are several studies and discussions going on about the point that fast broad online searching e.g. for your studies has a bad consequence to our ability to realy go with our thoughts into depth.
Interesting is the fact that not only the emerging generations are effected. Also the ones who should know better and have learned it before are delearning or are pushed into this behaviour by their surrounding.
Quantity vs Quality. Can repitition and recombination of existing generate something new? I would say yes because this would be a typical viral behaviour. But not so much the old way of research as we would have liked to have it. More a brute force method. But if this generates valueable effects, why should it be bad. But this would lower the impact of some few scientists and once again would require the power of clouds. Hm, if i look into so many forums where you try to search for expert know how or some advice it doesnt help you to find huge amount of words if all this words have the same information with in. Two times drilling with a 4mm drill does not generate an 8mm hole.
This is from the new ACM Mag (have a look at page 18-19) -> link
This is a previous study form last year which is realy great. ->link