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Words on design and life by Cassie McDaniel

January 2013

mcdaniel-disruption
January 17, 2013

Disruptive Incumbent

“You can’t create a disruptive business inside an incumbent business.” Jon Lax wrote an insightful post about a month ago that I haven’t stopped thinking about since. Teehan+Lax have a “zombie product” they named Image Spark, an image collection service similar to Pinterest (but born way earlier). The service, with 90k unique visits, is not exactly dead, yet it is - Read More -

mcdaniel-persuasion
January 10, 2013

CreativeMornings Toronto: Dave Meslin’s call to designers

“Designers are more powerful than politicians, lawyers, banks – because you can give a voice to relevant issues.” Dave Meslin Dave Meslin, a local civic reformer, spoke at CreativeMornings Toronto last month about redesigning city politics to be more inclusive and participatory. He was awesome: He was a comfortable, informed speaker and during the talk he practiced - Read More -