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MILTON GLASER ON ART, EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
This is the power of a great educator or mentor: The legendary Milton Glaser – creator of the iconic I♥NY logo, co-founder of New York Magazine, considered by many the greatest graphic designer alive – tells this stirring story of “how twenty seconds can change your life”: When I was in junior high school, I had the opportunity to take the entrance examination to either Bronx Science, which is a great New York school, or the High School of Music and Art, another great school. … And I had a science teacher who was very encouraging for me to enter into science — I was very good at science — and he wanted me to go to Bronx Science. And I was evas ... Read More →

Snow White, Steve Jobs and Apple's Awakening as a Global Design Leader
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In October 2013 frog founder Hartmut Esslinger will publish his new book Keep It Simple – The Early Design Years of Apple, an insider’s account of the origins of Apple’s iconic products and brand. “Keep It Simple” is the story of Steve Jobs’ quest in the early 1980s to bring a radically new design language to the historically desert-dry sensory experience of computer technology. This process started with the so-called “Snow White” project, a design competition won by frog. Eventually, Snow White would change the trajectory of the company’s future, and redefine the way we think about consumer electronics and technology today. We invite you to r ... Read More →

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac
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Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products for Sony when he signed an exclusive, $1-million-a-year contract with Apple in 1982.But that Apple is mostly gone, says Esslinger in an interview with Quartz. The Apple of today resembles Sony of the 1980′s, says Esslinger, who witnessed the succession process at Sony first-hand: The visionary founder has been replaced by leaders who aren’t thinking b ... Read More →

7 Simple Tips For Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World
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One in six people in the United States go to sleep hungry — that’s 50 million Americans. Social entrepreneurAdam Lowy found an innovative way to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Four years ago, the 26-year-old left a promising marketing career to establish Move for Hunger (M4H). Lowy was motivated to leave his job, where he felt his creativity was being under-utilized, after a few enlightening conversations with family members who work in the moving industry.  Based in Neptune, N.J., M4H acts as a middle man by connecting relocation companies, residents, and food banks across the nation. The non-profit encourages moving companies to collect ... Read More →

Is design still about making things?
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 | By Emily GoslingStephen Burks‘It’s not about making a fancy lamp, but finding new ways to connect with people’s lives’.There’s no doubt that as the world becomes more connected, technology such as 3D printing becomes more prevalent and attitudes towards the place of physical objects in our lives changes, so does the role of the designer.But what, then, is the future of design? What exemplifies the ‘new wave’ of designers that is emerging? If, indeed, there is one.It’s a broad and slippery subject, one examined number of designers and critics at the recent Alvar Aalto Design Seminar in Jyväskylä, Finland.With a distinct focus ... Read More →

10 talks from inspiring teachers
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Stephen Ritz with two students and their edible wallsProfessor John Keating of “The Dead Poets Society.” Calculus teacher Jaime Escalante of “Stand and Deliver.” Marine-turned-teacher Louanne Johnson of “Dangerous Minds.” Hollywood might want to take note of a new award-winning teacher on the block, Stephen Ritz, who gave this fast-paced, highly inspiring talk at TEDxManhattan.Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South BronxStephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South BronxA parent and teacher in the South Bronx, Ritz has noticed his students getting larger and more sickly over the years, not to mention the fact that they’re pars ... Read More →

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