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Beyond Design : Explorations towards a New Practice of Design


I thought you might like to know that I’ve been invited by my friends at the Shih Chien University Industrial Design Department to conduct a workshop to explore the future of the Design Practice and the Practice of Design.

Check out the full activity here.

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Presentation on Personal Branding: How to be a (Fill in the Blank) Superstar?

I was invited to speak at a Bloggers only session called “Your Blog: How to Market your Blog like a Brand”. This little cozy get together was organized by Pat, Tania and Brian from Ogilvy’s Open Room home of the 360 Digital Influence Team.

I had an opportunity to be in the company of a number of great speakers including Jon YongFook, “The Dude” behind ToysREvil and Arti, a former journalist, from Ogilvy. All in all it was a great experience and nice to give back to the local blogging community.

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“What is Design?” Workshop

On August 16, 2006 I presented “What is Design?” at the Invent Singapore Conference 2008: Design for Life workshop. I had a really great time as we had a really friendly audience that asked great questions.

What is Design?

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: is what)

I designed the slide show not as a Design definition exercise. Far from that. In fact designers are still debating on what design really is. This presentation was really more about looking at design on a holistic level and how design like the subject itself is constantly evolving. Not only that, the focus of the presentation was more about creating a design mindset for inventors to understand what design can do for them.


Design Sojourn Blog

My latest thoughts on Strategic Industrial Design

Objects of Desire

Links to samples of my favorite design work. Don't miss my Portfolio page for more images, of if you like networking, hook up with me at Behance.net.

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