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Finding Happiness in Everyday Objects. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” Henry Ward Beecher. Surprise smiles hidden inside the opening flaps of Milk Tetra-packaging A Happy place – The Gents washroom at

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: D Happiness

Finding Happiness in Everyday Objects. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” Henry Ward Beecher. Surprise smiles hidden inside the opening flaps of Milk Tetra-packaging A Happy place – The Gents washroom at

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Solving Problems

Solving Problems resourcefully with an efficient use of materials. How do you block two pay lanes at Costco? Simple, make a barricade using two shopping carts.

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Solving Problems

Solving Problems resourcefully with an efficient use of materials. How do you block two pay lanes at Costco? Simple, make a barricade using two shopping carts.

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Paper Folding Techniques

An Art Exhibition Catalogue Design created by Fishten was featured on the website; Fold Factory. Fold Factory is a resource for graphic designers specializing in innovative paper folding techniques. The project Hand Read is reviewed in a 60 second fold of

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Paper Folding Techniques

An Art Exhibition Catalogue Design created by Fishten was featured on the website; Fold Factory. Fold Factory is a resource for graphic designers specializing in innovative paper folding techniques. The project Hand Read is reviewed in a 60 second fold of

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Breakfast time for “g”

#perceive #see Breakfast time for “g” – Honestly no photoshop or clever stirring. This is the real deal – a true found object.

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Breakfast time for “g”

#perceive #see Breakfast time for “g” – Honestly no photoshop or clever stirring. This is the real deal – a true found object.

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#Suitable clock for a restaurant

#Suitable clock for a restaurant. There is good fitness and appropriateness shown in the use of this clock. Image taken in a Brandon, MB, Family Restaurant : D

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#Suitable clock for a restaurant

#Suitable clock for a restaurant. There is good fitness and appropriateness shown in the use of this clock. Image taken in a Brandon, MB, Family Restaurant : D

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#local #perceive A good visual analogy

#local #perceive A good visual analogy. W&M = Shoelace = Shoe = Walking = Logo (sign) for ‘Walk for Miracles’.

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#local #perceive A good visual analogy

#local #perceive A good visual analogy. W&M = Shoelace = Shoe = Walking = Logo (sign) for ‘Walk for Miracles’.

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#Perceive Seeing the obvious

#Perceive #Seeing Can you see the Duck? Is this ability to ‘see’ a common skill? Could it be taught?

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#Perceive Seeing the obvious

#Perceive #Seeing Can you see the Duck? Is this ability to ‘see’ a common skill? Could it be taught?

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Clever (Fitting) Company Name

A fitting name for a company specializing in device repairs. An excellent example of a Localized Thinking Strategy. Not only is this full of wit but there is also a Directness to the Communication: This person or company fixes! http://twitter.com/gileswoodward

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Clever (Fitting) Company Name

A fitting name for a company specializing in device repairs. An excellent example of a Localized Thinking Strategy. Not only is this full of wit but there is also a Directness to the Communication: This person or company fixes! http://twitter.com/gileswoodward

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Music Packaging Design Showing Fitness of Purpose

  Music Packaging Showing excellent Fitness of Purpose and graphic wit. The packaging for System of a Down – Steal This Album looks exactly like a homemade bootleg, ripped and burn CD. The value of design thinking here is shown in framing

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Music Packaging Design Showing Fitness of Purpose

  Music Packaging Showing excellent Fitness of Purpose and graphic wit. The packaging for System of a Down – Steal This Album looks exactly like a homemade bootleg, ripped and burn CD. The value of design thinking here is shown in framing

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Clever localized Thinking

The following images illustrate that there are some smart observational skills at play on the Medicine Hat College Campus. With minimal intervention and a clever use of the original context ‘meaning’ and message is transformed. There is something to be

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Clever localized Thinking

The following images illustrate that there are some smart observational skills at play on the Medicine Hat College Campus. With minimal intervention and a clever use of the original context ‘meaning’ and message is transformed. There is something to be

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Design Thinking in WalMart!

Smart ‘design thinking’ found in a Saskatoon, Walmart over the Christmas period! A remarkable communication strategy is shown here. Ingenuity frames the communication problem in a very different way by limiting the available resources used to solve the problem. Creativity

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Design Thinking in WalMart!

Smart ‘design thinking’ found in a Saskatoon, Walmart over the Christmas period! A remarkable communication strategy is shown here. Ingenuity frames the communication problem in a very different way by limiting the available resources used to solve the problem. Creativity

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Real Magazine – Design with Giles Woodward

Design with Giles woodward by Mark Keller. Is it possible that a person with a pile of seashells and a permanent marker can find a solution to a business communications problem as effectively as a trained graphic designer? If you

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Real Magazine – Design with Giles Woodward

Design with Giles woodward by Mark Keller. Is it possible that a person with a pile of seashells and a permanent marker can find a solution to a business communications problem as effectively as a trained graphic designer? If you

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Vernacular of the iPhone

Apple used a simple framing strategy for this invitation design. ‘Fitness for purpose’ by using an existing visual language that is local to the problem context. A fine example of vernacular. The original article was found here: http://bit.ly/nza9m8    

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Vernacular of the iPhone

Apple used a simple framing strategy for this invitation design. ‘Fitness for purpose’ by using an existing visual language that is local to the problem context. A fine example of vernacular. The original article was found here: http://bit.ly/nza9m8    

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Giles in Harris, Saskatchewan

A special thanks to the “Giles” Truck sitting out on the #7 highway at Harris, Saskatchewan. This is the image I used in the about section on my website. Here it is in its full Giles vernacular glory.  

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Giles in Harris, Saskatchewan

A special thanks to the “Giles” Truck sitting out on the #7 highway at Harris, Saskatchewan. This is the image I used in the about section on my website. Here it is in its full Giles vernacular glory.  

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