gone back to our work-a-day lives. Perhaps some messages got through from the
show, and some items you've since taken back to study under the fluorescents.
where we need to apply a new frame to an old challenge. We essentially need a
kick in the asterisk* at least once a week. So, we're here to provide that
Shift-8 every so often.
the problems we have confronting us [as a global society]. Because we've got
plenty of heads bobbling around atop bodies on this planet ' we'd like to see
some more output from anywhere and everywhere.
between obscure subject areas. We will skew toward meaty, challenging problems
but may wander into the barnyard of the obscure and irrelevant. We will use
images and concepts to make these connections and perhaps offer ideas of our
own to fuel the fire.
one' and go forth to ideate and innovate. Or, you'll pass it along to someone
who knows more about the subject to listen to their perspective. Our big hope
is that someone will be working on such a problem'or just solved it'and will
submit his or her name to present at next year's Front End of Innovation
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two books on design, Design Matters: Logos
and Design Matters: Packaging. He is also the co-founder of Capsule, a design innovation firm. He also writes for a variety of
blogs from his modest desk and keyboard in Minneapolis, Mn.