Calling all young entrepreneurial designers, Kleiner’s 2014 design program is now open

Kleiner Perkins has been restructuring itself, and part of that plan has been to emphasize the importance of product design, and work with up and coming young designers. Kleiner’s new Design Partner, the former President of RISD John Maeda, announced on Tuesday that Kleiner’s 2014 design fellows program is now open for applications. Design-minded Kleiner companies include Nest, Flipboard, Jawbone, Spotify and Square.

Good design can improve leadership by making big data accessible

As the computer revolution has morphed into today’s web, design has a more important seat at the table. Not only is the web visual, but the data generated and the loss of hierarchy enabled by the web has created leadership challenges that good design can solve.

Announcing RISD President John Maeda to speak at RoadMap

John Maeda, the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, and a pioneer of computer-based visual art at the MIT Media Lab, will take the stage at RoadMap, on November 5th in San Francisco, and talk about leadership, design and connected culture.

Upstart funds promising student startups — and not just in tech

Former Google exec David Girouard’s Upstart wants to match promising, not-necessarily-techie college entrepreneurs with backers and mentors. The goal is to fuel the creation of a new generation of startups that would otherwise never see the light of day.