Does desk + mess = great design?

by Emily Twaddell

Just Google “messy desk.”

Forbes, Business Insider, The New York Times, and any number of blogs will assure you that out of desktop chaos can come the very best of innovation. University studies have even been devoted to the topic of the cluttered workspace and its benefits to creative thought.

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Topics: culture, design studio, creativity

Around the Studio: More Makers

by Emily Twaddell

Ah, the holidays.

That time of year when DIY-ers want to d.i.e. because they have set the bar too high again. Gifts in a jar, hand-felted laptop cases—carefully crafted artisanal homespun organic and fair trade objects imbued with positive vibrations.

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Topics: creativity, company culture, building

Design in the Details: Friday Links and Round Up

by Emily Twaddell

The turkey coma has come and gone and the trees are sporting colorful lights.

My most recent family gathering included a few of my favorite engineers, so I brought back this gem to share.

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Topics: Design, emerging technologies, creativity

SOPA, Job Innovation, and Creativity in Isolation

by Jon Follett

Here’s what we’re reading online, this week at Involution, on design, tech, and the digital life, in our links round up.

SOPA: Anatomy of a Public Uprising
As most of us of are aware, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill in the US House of Representatives, while purported to protect content providers, in fact hides within its depths the chilling ability to freeze online businesses and tech innovation through a set of draconian provisions, that would, for instance, force search engines to filter their search results.

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Topics: facebook, social networks, search, job innovation, ftc, creativity, SOPA, Analysis, Blog, google, innovation