There is a lot of talk about data, 3D printing, innovation, design and user interaction and curation. So this week’s theme is a collection of writing that questions conventional wisdom about these aforementioned themes. Most of them are long — so better get a cup of tea now.
- Data trumps opinion, especially when it comes to design, argues Adapative Path’s Brandon Schauer. He outlines four examples in his post.
- The myth of the new brand new innovation myth: Is that headline giving you a headache? If you look beyond it, the article is a great treatise on innovation, the individual and the team dynamic.
- There is a lot of optimism and hype around 3D printing these days. Christopher Mims over on Technology Review magazine isn’t buying it. He thinks it will go the way of virtual reality.
- After a long break, Rohit Bhargava, one of my favorite writers on marketing, returns with the four principles of delusional economies.
- I am neither an engineer or a designer. However, I do know a great primer when I read one. This is a great design primer for engineers from Michael Loop.
- 7 ways to organize your home office in 2012: Given how cluttered my home office gets, I found this list from Herman Miller’s Cerentha Harris quite helpful.
- As you all know, I am obsessed with Pinterest these days. But here is a fresh and wonderful take from a non-techie, who describes the social aesthetic behind the fast-growing social sharing service.