My smart phone, my coach, my tyrant

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Smart people – do they not walk more light-heartedly? Unimpeded while being connected to (instead of trapped in) an intelligent network that connects and disseminates. And continues to grow. Smart people like to share: cars, bikes, photos and dinners held … Continue reading

bayern design: Co-founder of World Design Weeks Network

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Looking at social design in the Netherlands for inspiration and following an invitation from the Dutch government, Dr Silke Claus, chief executive of bayern design, visited Dutch Design Week as well as the most important creative hot spots in Eindhoven, … Continue reading

Brave new world – about the art of skilful digitalisation. Possibilities are not necessarily a must.

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Everyone is talking about digitalisation – it embodies the promise of tremendous simplification and the exciting realisation of dreams – the moment when all of a sudden everything becomes smart and intelligent. On top of my personal wish list are … Continue reading

Smart gadgets at their best: fashion of tomorrow – we will design the world of our dreams!

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As early as 1985, Michael J. Fox aka Marty McFly in “Back to the Future” did no longer have to tie his own shoelaces – those of us being unable to travel in time, however, had to wait another 30 … Continue reading

Brands today – between courtesy and opposition

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A guest post by Boris Kochan on the topic of SMART BRANDS “And Madonna does not sing in Bavarian to please Bavarians,” said Reinhard Springer of Springer & Jacoby around the turn of the millennium as he explained to what … Continue reading

PORT #4 – DIGITAL LIFESTYLE VERSUS RETAIL. AN EVENT SERIES BY KOCHAN & PARTNER WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE MCBW

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Paper meets display. Lifestyle meets billing minute. Pop-up store meets shop-in-shop. What happens when digital lifestyle meets retail? At PORT #4, on 28th June 2016, a classic service provider will meet an archetype from production and industry. One of them … Continue reading

MCBW 2017: DESIGN LA RÉVOLUTION! DESIGN CONNECTS – THE SMART REVOLUTION

MCBW 2017: DESIGN LA RÉVOLUTION! DESIGN CONNECTS – THE SMART REVOLUTION

On 1st June, it was that time again: at the kick-off event at the Pinakothek der Moderne more than 130 participants – old and new partners, journalists, design-interested people and MCBW-fans – saw how the sixth munich creative business week … Continue reading