Author Archives: Idris Mootee

The Emerging Object Culture

Meanings Are Sought Through Social Identities, Visual Information and Interfaces / Interactions by Idris Mootee There are objects that I love for many different reasons. They range from my Leicas to my JBL speakers, LV bags, Prada shoes and Mac computers. Objects that are highly functional can also be highly personal … expressive, reliable and artistic. Designers, brand marketers and ...

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5 Design Thinking Myths in Business

Myth #1: Every creative person is a design thinker. So you’re creative but doesn’t mean you are equipped to be with design methodologies and trained to be a design thinker, and even so you may not be able to apply them effectively in business decision making. Design Thinkers can imagine the world from multiple perspectives (a creative person see themselves ...

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Art is Like Viagra for Science

Art And Science Complement Each Other In All Forms Of Sense-Making. The Magic Formula For Innovation. by Idris Mootee “If you’ve never been lost you’ll never end up getting anywhere new”. That was a great opening line when Dan Widen tried to sum up his observations on day one of the event. It was the first time I met him ...

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Infovation Powered by Affordable Real Time Data

Powerful and Affordable Real Time Data Mining, Visualization and Interactions Are Enabling Infovation by Idris Mootee I landed in Rhode Island recently to do some long working sessions around where arts meets science, and where design meets technology. We talked about how information changes our life and how it affects the way we make decisions both as an individual and ...

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The Future Of Management (and Education)

And the State Of Design Thinking by Idris Mootee I get a lot of requests to speak to the business and design communities about the state of “design thinking” and how it is being practiced. Talking about what that means is one thing but practicing it in the real world is a different thing. Idea Couture is probably the first ...

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How Many iPads and Kindles will be Garbage?

Last week in San Francisco was action packed. New people starting, more furniture coming, a few projects in final stages and magazines. Scott and I were doing some street bodystorming between meetings (photo to the right). Since I wrote about tablet last year at the CES, it is still the main battlefield this year as everyone is not only jumping ...

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Future of Search will be in Social Mobile

Does Social Search Make Any Sense? by Idris Mootee A friend of mine visited me from Japan and our conversation was around mobile search, since Apple’s acquisition of Siri, a company that makes voice-operated personal assistant app for the iPhone, people wonder what’s Apple intent was. This move has big implications for the future of mobile search and is just ...

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Slow Moving Social Technology Not New

I came across a recent article Making Social Business Strategy Work posted on AMA and I forgot who wrote it because I didn’t want to know. The title is bad enough, but it managed to attract me to spend three minutes reading the article. The article was obviously written by a ‘consultant’ advocating that formulating a sound social business strategy ...

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What Do We Mean by Creative Destruction?

Earlier this month Michael Tompert, a San Francisco digital imaging artist, violently destroyed some brand-new Apple products for the sake of art and the results are a collection high resolution prints with a statement “our relationship with fetish, fashion, freedom, and bondage. The collection of giant prints including one called “Targeting” that shows a 3G iPhone that’s been shot with ...

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Apple Should Go After the Banks

I Want My iMoney by Idris Mootee Congrats to Nick Hughes (managing director of Signal Point Partners and LBS alum) for picking up the Social and Economic award at the Economist Innovation Awards a few weeks ago held at the Science Museum in London. Nick was recognized for his part in creating the M-Pesa venture in Kenya, a mobile money-transfer ...

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