Catherine Cox stumbled in to product development 20 years ago after working on special projects at the Reader and owning a craft store. She has developed products from dolls to Adirondack chairs ever since.
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BY PETER THÖRNE, MARCUS ABRAHAMSSON, ANDREAS JOHNSSON
@ VOL 66
ON OCT 28, 2009
Swedish Style x PechaKuchaNight 01 Sweden LOVES Japan: A special Tokyo Design Week PechaKucha to celebrate 10 years of Swedish Style in Japan. Petter Thörne, Marcus Abrahamsson, Anders Johnsson works can be found at www.petterthorne.se www.andersjohnsson.se www.marcusabrahamsson.com Three friends from Konstfack Design School especially interested in sustainability and how to use leftover materials from the normal product development process. Conceptual and cool, with warmth and generousity often collaborating in different mixes with their fellow students and colleagues.
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BY MARTIN WILLERS
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BY FUMIE SHIBATA
@ VOL 107
ON OCT 30, 2013
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BY RON SEMEL
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Ron Semel has a simple rationale for integrating process and design: if it doesn't break, you don't know what to fix. He starts off with the evolution of motocross, wanders through architectural design, and ends up at robotics. Even the design of his presentation seems to have a process to it!
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BY ANDREA BEAULIEU
@ VOL 7
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@ VOL 4
ON OCT 25, 2013
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@ VOL 14
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@ VOL 2
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