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Month October 2010

The Visual Journey

As you may already be aware, this blog is one of several projects that I have been working on over the past several years.  The underlying goal has centered around building a foundation onto which I can layer in new creative projects and pursuits.  This is why I’ve branded my main web site and bundled [...]

The (New) Hierarchy of Needs – Part III

[This is part three of a series on project management that is based upon Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs"] Constraints The next level “encapsulates” mission and objectives within the triple constraint: time – scope – budget. When the topic of project management comes up, one of the fundamental concepts is the triple constraint.  Needless to [...]

The (New) Hierarchy of Needs – Part II

[This is part two of a series on project management that is based upon Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs"] Having managed projects of various sizes and complexity over the past several years, I was puzzled with the absence of “interpersonal” elements in project management literature given that the team is ultimately at the core of [...]

The (New) Hierarchy of Needs – Part I

“The real goal of any project is to have a team where each individual is striving to be the best.  If each team member can work within an environment or “operating structure”  such that they are able to realize their full potential (i.e. she/he is involved and engaged) and reach a state of “flow” (self-actualization), [...]

Consumer Credit and Sustainability

[While I wrote this article nearly two years ago, I've decided to repost it here given its focus on creativity and innovation. - A.D.] The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) publishes a quarterly magazine entitled “Innovation”.  In the Spring 2008 issue, Craig Badke and Stuart Walker contributed an article entitled “Designers Anonymous” which compares [...]