John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders

John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, c…

23 thoughts on “John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders

  1. If you don’t know about the concept that made everything around us, John Maeda explained HOW things got together with bits and pieces of examples and the development process people don’t see because you only expect the final product.

  2. I think he talked about the possibility of a creative leadership model as opposed to the traditional ones. “Innovation = Art + Design” I think that’s his point. i. e. Innovation involves both technology and leadership, but innovation –as I understood he said one way or another– is all about combining provocative artistic view points with what makes a good design. And that’s all that really “jazz”. A new tech shouldn’t have any value just because it’s new, just as an only old antique nothing.

  3. Does anyone know where to find this application. It sounds interesting, and I’d like to try it out. Please comment if you have any information thank you.

  4. What’s so bad about the lecture material? He didn’t drive home is overall point, which apparently left some of you aimless and confused, but the point is that technology (as an extension of our biological limits) is developing at an exponential rate and that it needs to be re-evaluated in order for innovation to continue at the accelerated pace (because we’re getting to repetitious). Being conditioned to appreciate ‘art’ is a big part of this new ‘paradigm’ of innovation.

  5. Image, sound, movies… But videogames break the cicle. You can’t have the same gameplay tru all platforms. The videogame IS the game changer.

  6. who can tel me something about this last sofware Maedas use for management? …..please help me , i had look for some like that … THANKS

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