The Design Council has been working with the Arts & Humanities Research Council to measure the value that design thinking brings to small businesses.
What we found is that design thinking does so much more than just make products look nicer or work better, it improves the way a business operates.
Our research found that not only can design thinking increase the range of products a business develops, but it can also lead to more inspiring workplaces, happier staff, better service and, as a result, greater customer satisfaction.
Second Nature is a 20-minute documentary on Element team rider and budding landscape architect, Janne Saario of Finland.
The short film allows a glimpse of Saario’s thoughts and dreams, which float between design, art and skateboarding. Though it also reveals the important concurrence of post-industrial areas, sustainable concepts and natural environments, and unfolds the demanding obligation, towards today’s generation and those to come, to create positive and inspiring, local communities.
Over the past two years, filmer Yves Marchon’s keen eye reels in the various aspects and angles of Janne’s life and creates the perfect portrayal of what Element is most proud of and strives to constantly stand for through their products, artists and team riders: to bring progress to skateboarding in the most honest and ethical way.
What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone.
Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of Loneliness.
TOMS charged us with telling their origin story. And tell we did!
We used TOMS' word-of-mouth marketing strategy as inspiration for a story told by many voices. The script was read by TOMS employees that had been there from the beginning including, of course, Blake Mycoskie.
TOMS didn't start with an idea for a shoe. In fact, it was the absence of the shoe that started it all...
Agency: Giant Ant
Directed by Giant Ant
Producer: Brant Cheetham
Script: Jay Grandin, Leah Nelson
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin, Leah Nelson
Art Direction & Design: Lucas Brooking, Jay Grandin
2D Animation Team: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Matt James, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Jay Grandin
3D Animation Team: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Nicholas Ferreira
Music & Sound FX: Ryland Haggis