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Future Made Real

This Week Made Real

Boston 08.28.15, 08:46AM by Sophie Spiers

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. The Future of the College Campus In this interview with College Planning & Management, Continuum L.A.’s Managing Director Alex Hennen talks about our collaboration with Art Center College of Art and Design. Airbnb May Need … Read more

Human Centered Design, Innovation

What Good is Design Thinking If I’m not a “Designer”?

Boston 08.24.15, 10:34AM by Pete Chapin and Alison Kotin

“Design Thinking seems great. But how am I supposed to use this in my professional life, especially if I don’t end up at an agency like Continuum?” ~MIT Sloan Student Since 2011, the DesignWorks club at the MIT Sloan School of Management has partnered with Continuum to offer a six-week crash course in design thinking … Read more

Human Centered Design

My Daughter and Design Thinking: Have Either Really Come of Age?

Boston 08.21.15, 11:44AM by Ken Gordon

I have a 13-year-old daughter. Shoshi. She stands as tall as my wife Lisa, speaks Hebrew with a gorgeous Israeli accent, and knows more Torah than both her parents combined. As I type this, she’s studying hard to become a bat mitzvah. This phrase means, literally, “daughter of commandment.” When she officially becomes a bat … Read more

Future Made Real

This Week Made Real

Boston 08.21.15, 08:42AM by Sophie Spiers

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. Netflix Updates Work Policies to Accommodate New Parents Netflix has announced an unlimited leave policy for new mothers and fathers during the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, this Makers blog … Read more

Health Care

Trends in Clinical Diagnostics – AACC 2015

Boston 08.18.15, 02:42PM by Mark West

Continuum recently attended the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Expo—the largest U.S. tradeshow in the field of clinical diagnostics. We witnessed advances, as expected, in the field through the introduction of more immediate and effective tests and instrumentation. We also noted product design trends in the medical device space—as consumers raise their expectations around usability … Read more

Future Made Real, Innovation, Technology

Explore Parenting Without Pixels with Us at SXSW Interactive 2016

Boston 08.16.15, 09:59PM by Lee Moreau

The world changes constantly, and technology evolves by leaps and bonds. What hasn’t changed—ever—is how children develop and grow. We’re excited to announce that we’re organizing a panel for SXSW Interactive 2016 focused on the future of parenting. Our world will undoubtedly continue to be filled with technology—but it is our vision that this future … Read more

Future Made Real

This Week Made Real

Boston 08.14.15, 08:17AM by Allison Ryder

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. There’s More to Employee Engagement than Friendship Harvard Business Review talks about the other metrics that are key to consider when evaluating if talent is happy at work. When “Smart” Objects Are Dumb This New … Read more

Business Design, Design Trends

5 Things that Healthcare Can Learn from Financial Services

Boston 08.12.15, 11:32AM by Augusta Meill

Our money and our health: Two things we hate to talk about, and yet we’re deeply reliant upon the service providers who help us to manage them. Both healthcare and financial services innovators are pushing for change in highly regulated environments that haven’t grown up around customer-centric practices. In both industries, the locus of power has traditionally been in … Read more

Health Care

Five Social Ingredients to Aging Well: What We Learned from Kaiser Permanente’s Webinar on Aging

Boston 08.11.15, 10:45AM by Sophie Spiers

Aging is scary—both for those who are aging, and those who are watching people age. In a society that largely fears the uncertainty that accompanies getting older, how can we comfort our seniors and keep them engaged in the community? How can we assure a more fluid, less complex environment for them? Continuum and the … Read more

Future Made Real

This Week Made Real

Boston 08.07.15, 08:48AM by Sophie Spiers

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. What Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Design In this Inc. article, Continuum’s Ken Gordon interviews author Roger L. Martin (The Design of Business) about the importance of incorporating design into the business world. Taking Notes By Hand May Help … Read more

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