Design-Led Innovation

Design-led Innovation/Design-driven innovation  You know how you look at Airbnb and think, “How do they do it?”. Well, it helps that they’re a design-driven company. It’s an innovation that includes empathising, defining, ideating, prototyping and testing. It is a human-centric approach involving both mindset and processes to value creation or pproblem-solving

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Inclusive Design

What’s Inclusive Design? “Sometimes called universal design, inclusive design considers as many people’s needs and abilities as possible. Instead of assuming a one-size-fits-all user experience, inclusive design aims to please a diverse range of individuals and accommodate a variety of experiences and ways of interacting with the world.

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Chinese New Year 2018

We’ll be closed from 15 February 2018 to 19 February 2018 for our Chinese New Year break, and back in the office on 20 February 2018. Have a good year ahead, everyone!!

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Pharmacies and Clinics with interior design

Pharmacies or clinics have been increasingly concerned with interior design and it’s a great evolution. Slowly disappearing are the days of traditional looking medical practices, now they’re done more tastefully, all the way down to their processes. It will certainly make me more enthusiastic about going to the doctor’s. Practitioners are putting more attention on

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Inspiration: Ceilings

The ceiling is a great place to feature in certain projects. I find that it’s such a waste that it gets neglected sometimes. An unusual ceiling can certainly give any space a lift on a whole. There’s a reason why we are attracted to places with high ceilings like cathedrals. From Why our Brains Love

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How to Shop: Signage

How to Shop: Signage Number one, what type of signage you’re looking at? Neon? Epoxy resin? LED? Two, what’s your budget like? Three, your timeline? It’s important to determine this as vendors will need to predict their lead time for you. Then comes four, the shipping rates and speed.  

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5 things to consider for a business location

5 things to consider for a business location There are so many things to consider when starting a business. But fundamentally, there are some things which make up the basis of it. After deciding on the nature of your business, considering a business location comes next. What type of location you’re looking for? How about

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A Mini City Guide: 8 Spots to Visit in Singapore

A Mini City Guide: 8 Spots to Visit in Singapore We are a tiny country indeed, but we have a variety of strengths to boast. Design is one of them, and we can proudly say that we do not lack in that aspect. More and more businesses are opting to get their interiors done which

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Inspiration: Design Sites to Follow

As a creative company, we source from inspiration everywhere, especially from the easiest source. The Internet. It’s very useful when you’re met with a writing block and is a littttle bit hard pressed to churn out content. It feels amazing to see things the human mind can come up with. We are unstoppable when we

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Behind the Design of Hotels

The Science Behind (Interior) Design by Creative Director of designphase dba Joris Angevaare The business strategy of hotels is changing – because the way people use hotels is changing. With the rising popularity of the sharing economy, millennials and digital disruption, travellers are increasingly savvy. For instance, no longer are their food options bound by the

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How to design a new restaurant

Setting up a new business of any kind is always a challenge, usually one we revel in. Having a great team is essential and it can save you a lot of time and money. The problems mentioned above can be common but unnoticed to some, hence leaving them unsolved and not knowing what has affected

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Interior Design for Academic Institutions

Interior Design for Academic Institutions We’ve done a few projects for the Institute of Technical Education (ITE College), and was honoured to be chosen out of at least 20 other candidates to be awarded for our designs of these projects (not all pictured). Translating the college’s values of creativity and innovation into interior design is always

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Signage – Tips for Effective Store Display

We’re in the midst of procuring signage which prompted me to write this. Designing signage can be tricky. What attracts your targeted audience? What puts them off? Or worse, a wrong intention. “Much like you set standards for an employee’s appearance and expectations for their conduct, the colour, visibility, messaging, and quality of signs also require

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