+ Massive apologies for way overdue updates. Just got back from Richmond, Virginia, where I did a few public lectures and worked with students at VCU. Great vibe, fun town. So happy to be back in the groove.
+ I'm one of 50 designers featured in Designer Fuck-ups, a book and exhibition launching Feb 8-9 in Stockholm.
+ And here they are: my Core77 gift picks. Merry merry!
+ Very excited to be one of this year's Core77 Holiday Gift Guide curators. Coming soon!
+ Attending Marie Forleo's RHH LIVE in NYC Oct 21-23.
+ I'll be speaking about human-centered design research at Eat Strategy July 20 in Toronto. Check it out, homies.
+ I'm selling my soul with Forleo and LaPorte May 12 in NYC. Woop, woop!
+ Lots of irons in the fire this Mercury Retrograde. Writing and re-writing. Re-visioning IDEO Patterns. Revising book proposal.
+ Embarking on 3-week writing vacation. So liberating, so exciting.
+ Wahoo! Attending Designboost Telefonplan in Stockholm Feb 9-11. This year's theme: Design Beyond Design.
+ Back in the writing racket. Co-authoring a design-y brand book. More soon!
+ Sadly, I've had to cancel my participation at the YES Summit in Leksand. There's always next year...
+ Gearing up for SXSW Interactive this weekend in Austin. If you're going, be sure to check out the Design Fiction panel, with special guest Bruce Sterling.
+ My futurist piece Hurry Up and Wait in GOOD, with the inimitable Julian Bleecker, Bruce Sterling, Jamais Cascio, Esther Dyson, Alexander Rose and John Maeda.
+ A distinctly So Cal ForYourArt feature I wrote on the art of architecture collecting.
+ Back in Barcelona Nov 5-7 for the CLEAR Village Lab. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new friends, and engaging in a participatory design process.
+ Group show Bits 'N Pieces opens at Material ConneXion Nov 4. Go to the opening if you're in New York City!
+ Guest-editing IDEO's Living Climate Change site has been a real treat, and honor; it has granted me the opportunity to marry my journalism past and design-thinking present in the name of what's been deemed "the most defining design challenge of our time." Check out the latest post on a No-Trash New York. And join the conversation!
+ Zipping off to Guadalajara Oct 4 to speak at COM:PLOT, a three-day conference about city systems, long-term thinking and community-driven solutions.
+ Upcoming goodness: the launch of CLEAR Village at Copenhagen Design Week (Sep 1-2), preceded by a fortuitous opportunity to be in Stockholm again for my talk on design, change and sustainability at Beckmans College of Design Aug 28.
+ I'm featured in The Soft Spot's WHAT THE *#&! IS SOCIAL DESIGN exhibition. It opens in San Francisco Mar 12!
+ Taking my turn at the podium Feb 9 at Goldsmiths, University of London, for Matt Ward's 'Design Means' Lecture Series.
+ The Soft Spot wanted to know what warms my heart and makes me tick. The show opens in San Francisco Mar 12.
+ Confirmed to participate and speak at this year's Designboost in Malmö, Sweden. Topic: "personalising public space".
+ I.D. magazine's Annual Design Review features my "Getting Personal with Global Warming" design concept on page 160!
+ I've been invited to speak early April in Östersund, Sweden, at a conference hosted by The Globalization Council of the Swedish Government and Färgfabriken, "laboratory of the contemporary." Sounds magical.
+ Designboost website now up and running.
+ It's off to Hong Kong before too long. I've been invited to coordinate and moderate INNO ASIA 07, an annual conference co-organized by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks and the Hong Kong Design Centre. This year's theme: "Innovating for Sustainability."
+ This just in: on Sep 8 I'll be speaking at Carnegie-Mellon's Emergence 2007, a conference whose aim is to explore "the boundaries of service design."
+ Come mid-October, I'm off to Sweden for the first time - woo hoo! - to participate in a design event organized by David Carlson. It's based in Malmö. It's called Designboost. It's all about sustainability.
+ Wow, I'm a diva of the month!!
+ The first week of June kicks off design 21, a new 'social design' site sponsored by UNESCO and Felissimo. I've been invited to be its resident weekly blogger!
+ My podcast is now officially up and running!
+ I'll be presenting sola and chatting about 'sustaining change' with Sarah Rich from Worldchanging @ Tomorrow Unlimited, over two weekends in June: New York (6/7-6/9) and Los Angeles (6/14-6/17).
+ Hear, hear, for design conferences that spur yet more design conferences! I'll be speaking at Luminous Green in Brussels, Belgium, over its run Apr 27-30. It's a retreat, workshop and (Power Point-free) symposium on ecologically-inspired and sustainable worlds.
+ So far, '07 is a year of exciting design-related travel. At the end of the month, I'll be boarding a plane for Delhi to attend the Doors of Perception conference. This year's theme is Juice: Food, Energy, Design. I'm looking forward to participating in the Round Table activities - including a "watermapping" exercise - and the plenary itself on March 3, replete with ripe food projects the world over.
+ I'm heading to Japan on the 18th to speak about social innovation, at a design conference put on by the IdcN (International Design Centre Nagoya).
+ Coming soon: DESIGNERADIO, a new podcast that looks at the world through the lens of design.
+ Massive Change exhibition opens at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago Sep 15. I'll be there with bells on, signing books!
+ Brussels' magazine Knack does a profile piece.
+ Danish architecture magazine Arkitekten features an article on my Era05 presentation.
+ On the 27th, I'm off to participate in a design symposium called "What Crisis? Design and society in times of confusion" at Utrecht Manifest, biennial for conscientious design.
+ Era 05: World Design Congress in Copenhagen. I'll talk about the future of design and collaborative tools for qualitative change.
+ CALA, the University of Minnesota's College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, has invited me to speak about the role of design in shaping public space (Sep 19).
+ International upholstery trade fair Decosit 2005, "the worldwide touch," takes place in conjunction with DecoContract Sep 10-13 at Brussels Expo, Belgium. An article I wrote on materials is featured.
+ I'm to speak in Berlin, Germany for the "Blueprints of Tomorrow" symposium at DESIGNMAI.
+ Massive Change: The Future of Global Design (Phaidon, 2004) was just voted one of top five books by Wallpaper* magazine.