• Climbing the high road: strategic design and management of New Zealand's human capital and economic transformation

      Yap, L (The Institute of Industrial Policy Studies, Design Management Institute, Design and Brand Management Society., 2006)
      ‘Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao, Maku e ki atu he tangata, he tangata he tangata’* ‘Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply: It is people, it is people, it is people!’ The strategic ...
    • Cultural relevance in sustainable product design and development

      Yap, L; Maringka, P (Hong Kong Design Centre, 2010)
      This paper details a culture-centric approach to shift design thinking and practices away from the ongoing unsustainable production of goods and services, that are unfit for the human conditions in poor countries and the ...
    • Designing a design-savvy nation

      Yap, L (AUT University, 2006)
      Design is increasingly becoming a key business activity that interacts with science, technology and culture to enable innovation to take place. The notion that design is a key enabler for wealth creation, global competitiveness ...