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Ile de Nantes: a new impetus for a design school

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Next September, we will be moving into the new premises of L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique on the Ile de Nantes. 11,000 m2 for an investment budget of 30M euros, this is the largest investment in design since the creation of the Cité du design in Saint Etienne. We have been working on this project …

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Covid-19 and Management. From a globalized to a digital world

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All the editorialists announce: Tomorrow will no longer be as before. And the Covid crisis, by its brutality, by the new look it imposes on the world, is it heralding a new world, more united, more responsible, more aware of the relativity of our planet and of our humanity ? Or will it only exacerbate …

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What will being Human mean when robots outsmart us?

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A more fundamental question might be, what role will Design and designers play in crafting, creating, characterizing, and charting the world of tomorrow? From the moment the weight of tedious tasks are lifted from our daily lives and our human ability to think, learn and adapt will pale in comparison to the threat of superior …

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CES 2018: Design and Designers Take Center Stage

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The leading names in the digital and technology industries recently unveiled what they do best at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past January 2018. Gadgets and gizmos galore wowed visitors from the world over, but the burning question remains: What for? Getting to the bottom of this dilemma will be the real …

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Giving Substance and Shape to the Future

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Interview done at the launch of the joint work, THE NEW TERRITORIES OF DESIGN; Giving Substance and Shape to the Future – Atlantica Publishing – December 2017 – in partnership with the Landes Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In what way will the future of business rely on Design? On what topics and questions, including …

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Design: Making Man Central Again

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The “World Design Summit Organization” in Montreal this past October 23-25, 2017 was the chance for all Design non-profits and entities the world over to exchange not only on their responsibility in a world overtaken by extreme changes, but also on that of designers. Oddly, Artificial Intelligence was seldom on the agenda, and yet designers …

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Service Design: Making Man the Priority Again

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We hear talk of “Service Design” as if it were something novel. Although the term helps to justify the point of Design beyond the borders of physical objects, it stirs up debate to other extents. A designer has never designed without others in mind. For most, Design refers to stylish tables, stylish chairs, stylish lamps …

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Design Management: Reawakening “manual labor”, or what Design schools are doing to address and appease the “doing” and “having done”

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Just as corporate competitiveness issues are more frequently dotting the economic landscape, where economists and politicians are perpetually, and somewhat in vain, setting up more Ministries, commissions and committees around “economic recovery plans” in a dire attempt to whisk Western countries out of what seems like a never-ending line-up of crises and get back on …

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Design school: the school for the managers of tomorrow

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In 1994, professors from HEC published a book entitled, “SCHOOL FOR THE MANAGERS OF TOMORROW.” Its focus was on pondering the changes in teachings, methods of learning, frameworks, and more generally, how the changes in the environment and with regard to responsibility would take precedence over the growing number of management and business schools as …

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