Disruptive thinking is a term that is a part of what I call the ‘lingo du jour’. It was developed and introduced into the contemporary lexicon by Clayton M. Christensen and his team in 1995. It represents cutting edge thinking. It is the holy grail of the R and D (research and development) and design departments of many an international corporation and institution.
SOFTWARE DESIGN PIONEER LARRY CONSTANTINE
Creative collaboration can be one of the most disruptive forces in a design process, but using it as a force for good requires many skills of us. Software design pioneer Larry Constantine generously shares with us the insights he has gained from his extensive experience of leading teams to excel beyond expectations.
INTERACTING WITH TECHNOLOGY WIZARD PHILIP SIERZEGA
Philip Sierzega describes himself as a designer, animator, and artist with a passion for experimentation. His amazing and amusing works allow technology, people and, above all, fun to co-exist in one interactive experience.
Philip studied for his BFA in New Media Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Now based in Brooklyn, Philip is an inaugural member of the New Museum’s NEW INC program and the co-founder of the art studio Red Paper Heart. He received a Young Guns Award from the Art Directors Club (YG11), an award that honours the work of creative professionals under 30.
A BRIEF CHAT WITH GREG FOYSTER
In 2012, Greg Foyster and his partner Sophie Chishkovsky gave up their day jobs to cycle up the east coast of Australia, from Melbourne to Cairns via Tasmania. Greg’s book, Changing Gears, documents that ride and the many people they met on their journey to find out what it takes to live happily with less. This is what Greg, who’d previously worked in advertising, had to say in Changing Gears on the subject of ‘stuff’.
Design exists within the context of all visual and media arts. Much of the innovation that occurs in design is driven by influences from, references to, or outright appropriation of these arts. The deeper a designer’s knowledge and engagement in developments in the humanities – including in literature and performance – the more they can drive their creativity within a cultural and social alignment.