Collaboration is shown in results. It can take a solid background in this soft skill to accomplish ambitious goals, says Marcus, who recommends helping your interviewer connect the dots behind your contributions. “When you’re speaking to a project you managed, talk about how you managed conflict resolution within the team,” she says. “When you’re discussing how you’d get started at the organization, talk about how you would make people feel comfortable and build connections.” … [Read more...] about How to demonstrate 3 important soft skills during an interview
During a four-day studio, the students worked closely with Dixon; Ikea’s head of design, Marcus Engman; and James Fuchter, a creative leader at Ikea. They sketched ideas for accessories that could be used on the platform and different applications for the sofa bed. At the conclusion of the workshop, the students presented their ideas to Ikea knowing that if something caught the brand’s eye, it might go into production. (Though the students retain intellectual property over their work.) … [Read more...] about Ikea’s Newest Designers Are College Kids
“Open-source thinking is one of the things that I believe will affect a lot of the way we do things,” Ikea’s creative director, Marcus Engman, told Co.Design when the sofa concept was first unveiled. “When we look at mass production and what’s ‘good,’ the measurements of quality are set by engineers. It’s very much that everything should be exactly the same. But what if that’s not the goal? Is [an experiment] ‘wrong’ but in the right way? That’s how the software industry works and how they develop.” … [Read more...] about Ikea’s Hackable Sofa Is Coming To The U.S.