Digital Transformation changes everything. Design gives it a Human Dimension.

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  Digitalisation and new technologies are without question the drivers behind the biggest technological revolution humankind has seen to date. By now, many people experience their surroundings mainly in a digital fashion and design shapes their interaction with technology and … Continue reading

Culture of start-ups in Germany: opportunities and challenges

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An interview with Markus Sauerhammer, Startnext   How can start-ups best use platforms for crowdfunding? In addition to organising financing of the venture in question, crowdfunding offers start-ups a broad range of other benefits. Especially during the founding phase of … 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

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