Culture to go
As designers, it is important that you have your finger on the pulse of culture. Knowing current trends and how they are impacting daily life is helps you stay relevant in a quickly changing society. In order to keep yourself abreast of cultural phenomenon, be sure to expose yourself to multiple media outlets and channels of information.
A few good and varied sources:
GOOD magazine: State of the planet, GOOD design, a brainstorming session identifying current conditions and designing solutions to alleviate them
White House agenda http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/
WIRED magazine http://www.wired.com/wired
SEED magazine http://www.seedmagazine.com
Pop!Tech blog http://www.poptech.com/blog
Others? Please share your resources!