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An interview with Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO (Part 2)

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At the Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna,  Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shared some of his insights with me. The Palo Alton based design firm is famous for having invented such things as Apple’s first mouse and the Palm V PDA. It shot to fame when ABC Nightline made a short documentary on how they designed a new shopping cart. Tim Brown describes the company as “a group of people that come from many different backgrounds that use design thinking to tackle a broad range of systems to level challenges from all kinds of organisations.”  With such a wide-ranging team, Ideo has become famous for the diversity of its employees.

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An interview with Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO (Part 1)

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IDEO is known as being one of the world’s most innovative design firms. The maker of Apple’s first mouse and one of the first PDAs, the Palm V, the company shot to fame when ABC Nightline made a short documentary on how they designed a new shopping cart. At a recent conference in Vienna, I met up with IDEO’s CEO, Tim Brown. He describes the company as “a group of people that come from many different backgrounds that use design thinking to tackle a broad range of systems to level challenges from all kinds of organisations.” In the first part of this two part interview, he describes what makes the company unique from more traditional organisations.  Continue reading

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Peter Drucker Forum 2013: “Design for Complexity” by Tim Brown

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At the Peter Drucker Forum 2013 in Vienna, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO argued that they have taken the same approach to design for hundreds and thousands of years. However, with increasing urbanization, the implementation of the design became ever more difficult due to the increasingly complex structures. Most businesses can be compared to cities- so how do we shape them?

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