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A design strategy follows a little different path than the technology adoption curve that follows a normal distribution. We differentiate between six different design strategies: : + Endorse; + Curate; + Integrate; + Economize; + Play; and + Refresh. Following these design strategies organisations build a sustainable competitive advantage by design....

The thesis The Corporate Design Strategy and Branding: The Role of Design Management in developing the Corporate Identity has: + 76 pages, + 26 figures, and + 6 tables. It was successfully defend in September 2010. It consist of four main chapters on: four chapters on: + corporate identity, + branding and brand architecture, + corporate design strategy, and + design management....

The Project H Design is based on 6 guiding principles, or we could call it also a design strategy. #1 We design through action. #2 We design systems not stuff. #3 We design with, not for. #4 We start locally and scale globally. #5 We document, share, and measure. #6 We build. Such a progressive design strategy makes us believe that design can and will change the world....

For design as such, we know that there are some advantages of outsourcing design, such as: the breadth of experience, objective opinion, bringing challenging perspectives for problem solving, and producing focused solutions. An in-house design team advantages are: that they are active stakeholders in an organisation, focused experience, shared sense of purpose, influencing companies design culture, and easier access to decision-makers and power holders (Best, 2006). Both options have disadvantages too. It is pretty clear, although the example goes from using design, that in corporate identity and brand architecture development the optimal solution will always be a combination of internal and external resources. Source: Best, Kathryn. 2006. Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation. AVA Publishing SA. 215 p....

Corporate design is an instrument for transformation and, at the same time, a guarantee of continuing corporate recognition (Van Cauwenberge, 2008). And that could be developed only if the proper corporate identity audit has been made.A corporate identity audit has been developed in 9 steps. These 9 steps are: + step 1: select the audit team; + step 2: asses key elements in the corporate identity; + step 3: determine who should be interviewed; + step 4: conduct audit interviews; + step 5: audit corporate identity factors; + step 6: summarize salient points; + step 7: determine the options for change; + step 8: present the audit results; + step 9: use the audit data to improve the corporate identity (Ollins and Selame, 2002). If the corporate identity audit process is to be taken as an...