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Creative Confidence: Mapping Collaborative Innovations

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Crafting, Delighting, RCSG|

“The truth is, we all have far more creative potential waiting to be tapped.” So state Tom and David Kelley in their exceptional book Creative Confidence. Tom Kelley is the author of The Art of Innovation, and his brother David Kelley founded IDEO and Stanford d.school. RCSG has long been a fan of the creative [...]

Design Patterns: An Assembly Line of Code

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: RCSG|

To non-developers, software development can seem impossibly complex and difficult. For a writer and designer like myself, reading through lines of code is like trying to read Latin. But as I’ve learned more about the processes here at Red Cedar, I’ve discovered that many tricks of the trade translate back to common work processes in [...]

“It’s not very hard to be clever.”

By |June 24th, 2014|Categories: Designing, RCSG|

"It’s far harder to be simple, obvious, and meaningful. It’s hard to make something feel like it needs to exist.” I recently came across this quote about design by Jake Barton, founder of LocalProjects, and I thought it captured nicely the goal of design activities at Red Cedar. During the discovering phase of working on [...]

Welcome to Red Cedar’s new site!

By |May 7th, 2014|Categories: RCSG|

It is only a few times that we get to say, “Welcome to our new site!” But what a pleasure it is. In launching this new site, we had a couple of things in mind. The biggest is that we hope to give you a view into Red Cedar in a way we never have [...]