There’s no doubt the last 12 months in West Michigan have been one strange trip.
This year, a number of the world's experts released long-awaited books that augmented a bumper crop of texts on the subject of innovation.
Recession. Depression. Slump. Crash. Whatever it's called, and however severe it turns out to be, the economic crisis is bound to affect design.
West Michigan is taking a page from author Daniel H. Pink’s prediction that a “design-focused” movement is taking hold nationwide.
Innovating something new can be lucrative business in the knowledge economy. And big ideas tend to start up in the brains of creative people.