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The Evolving Role of Innovation in Design

The Evolving Role of Innovation in Design

The spring 2012 seminar by the Finnish Association of Consulting Firms (SKOL) was entitled “Innovation and know-how as success factors of the future”. One of the five presenters was Marco Steinberg, Architect and Director of Strategic Design of the Finnish innovation fund SITRA. He talked about the evolving role of innovation in design.

Tactics for Coping With a Recession

Tactics for Coping With a Recession empty construction site at night

In the early 1990s, I was working at an architectural design company, one of the biggest in Finland. The recession that started in Finland in 1990 hit the construction industry hard. In 1994 the unemployment rate in the industry was a staggering 36.7 percent. Our company had to lay off staff, and we desperately needed […]

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