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Hartmut Esslinger

Hartmut Esslinger is the founder of frog design, inc., a leading global innovation firm, and one of the most respected designers and business consultants in the world. Esslinger sparked a design revolution when he founded frog design in his native Germany around the guiding principle "form follows emotion." His work has defined the modern consumer aesthetic with such revolutionary products as the Apple Macintosh computer, Sony's Trinitron television, Lufthansa's brand and fleet image, Disney's Cruise Lines and Consumer Electronics, and Louis Vuitton's brand aesthetic. His designs are in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York. He is also Founding Professor of the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany and Professor for Convergent Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change.

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Comments [2]

Great interview. Two great takeaways here.
1. Never report to Engineering, believe me I know.
2. Learn about music and you will have more insight about design.

3. (And this is my addition). Don't be so enamored by research data.

you do it effortlessly Deb.
Felix Sockwell

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