Entries by IDEA District

East Village Is Quietly Becoming an Education Powerhouse

The area is one of our region’s major educational clusters. You can go from preschool to post-graduate without ever leaving the neighborhood. The South East Village Focus Plan – an unofficial document prepared by a group of downtown property owners, design professionals and residents – lists leveraging the academic vibe as its No. 2 goal for the area.

3 Myths of What it Takes to be a Great Designer Explained by Frog Ventures

Of the evolving list of dream jobs for designers just out of school, the global design firm Frog might have the broadest appeal simply based on the nature of its work. In addition to pushing forward the design industry with sharp, curiosity-driven projects, its approach to design is interdisciplinary—which means it employs designers that work across digital, industrial, and interactive design.

Ideo Studied Innovation And Here’s What They Found

How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s punny Pennovation Center–but it’s extremely hard to quantify.

I.D.E.A. District contributes to ULI Europe report

In case you missed it, ULI Europe held a conference in Rotterdam (at which I.D.E.A. District’s David Malmuth spoke) and just released their report “Building the Innovation Economy: City-Level Strategies for Planning, Placemaking and Promotion.” San Diego is featured along with Munich, Rotterdam and Tel Aviv.