Tim Brown is the CEO and president of the design firm IDEO. He speaks and writes regularly on the subject of “design thinking” and its relationship to innovation in business. Brown also has a special interest in the ways design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies.
In Glimmer: Brown explains why designers are “T-shaped people.”
Currently working on: Just published Change by Design (HarperBusiness, 2009). Brown is also writing a blog on design thinking, while also working on too many IDEO projects to mention.
Quote: “It’s important to start building right away. Through the act of making things, we find that we learn about ideas.”
TED Talk: Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play. (May 2008)