Strategic Design Conference 2018 DESIGN x CONVERGENCE

... join dd•l's founder Kevin Bethune in NYC on Saturday, May 12th at Parsons School of Design for NYCxDESIGN week. We're celebrating convergence! Parsons Strategic Design + Management Link: http://bit.ly/designxconvergence

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dreams • design + life

Welcome to dd•l's blog.  Hear a few words from our founder Kevin Bethune by clicking the video link below.  Please check back often for regular updates that will keep you inspired.  Thank you and we appreciate your interest in dd•l.  

The Design of Business | The Business of Design

Last January (2018), Kevin Bethune was invited to the Yale School of Business to join design-icon's Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand as a guest lecturer in the design class they co-teach as a part of the MBA curriculum.  Before the class, I joined Michael and Jessica for their "The Design of Business | The Business of Design" podcast where we had rich discussion about the ongoing convergence of design, business and technology.  

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Please enjoy the podcast by clicking on the link below.  Thank you for listening.

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Design Research Design Strategy (DRDS #4) - Outthink Innovation

Last year, Kevin Bethune had the pleasure of being invited to the 4th iteration of the Design Research Design Strategy (DRDS) Conference held in Hamburg, Germany where he gave a keynote talk about his multidisciplinary career.  Please visit DRDS's website for more details.

To hear more from Kevin, please enjoy more of the 1:1 interview conducted by Karolina Stachecka of iStream:

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TED - the superpowers of design

TED and BCG teamed up again for its annual TED@BCG event last October 2017, this time in Milan, Italy. The theme for this session was “Break the Mold,” since the complexity of our times and the speed of change require more concerted investments in diversity and valuing differences in approach to help us solve big problems.

Kevin had the fortunate pleasure of joining a cast of incredible speakers across the realms of art, design, microbiology, technology, social impact, and education. Whether sitting in the audience or watching backstage before it was his turn to step onto TED’s “red dot,” he was deeply inspired by all the great initiatives each speaker was pioneering within their respective fields. Another energy boost was having his wife and son join him in Milan to share in this special moment.

Please enjoy Kevin Bethune's TED talk on the "superpowers of design."   Thanks for watching.

Kevin Bethune on picking the locks ...

In 2016, Kevin Bethune was invited by John Maeda to write for Design.Blog which encapsulated 50 stories from thought leaders who live at the intersection of design, strategy, technology and inclusion.

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Please click the link below to enjoy Kevin's piece, "Kevin Bethune on Picking the Locks:  Journey into Innovation."

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