Archive for the ‘Ethics’ Category

Charles Eames was born 100 years ago today. I was reminded of his life and work in a Toronto Star article marking this special anniversary. The author draws an analogy between the Eames’ fibreglass chair and the evolution of design in society. He points out that the Eameses were among the first designers to actively […]

Yes I would call it a crisis. In recent years the gentrification cycle has been working in overdrive. As the artists and creatives move to a new area, the commercial developers are following close behind with condos and Starbucks’. Today’s Star had two articles covering the recent developments in this issue and brought a more […]

The annual TED conference just happened and I’m looking forward to their great videos. One quote from this year’s conference which stood out to me was from Phillipe Stark of all people. When discussing why he designs he stated, “We are all obliged to participate in the development of our species” I thought this was […]

I’m currently reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. It is a really great book that has some very unique theories on culture. I just finished a interesting part on the questions that Chuck ask people to know if he can be friends with them and I thought I would share one. At long […]



At the Rotman School, we see great value in the designer’s approach to solving problems – the integrative way of thinking and problem-solving that can be applied to all components of business. Dean Roger Martin has said that “we are on the cusp of a design revolution in business,” and as a result, “today’s business […]