Design

Design Thinking is a Dynamic Constructive Process

I was visiting the biggest modern art gallery DOC (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Holešovice, Prague. It was first opened in Oct 2008 and now going through some interior work and will be re-opening the other half in a week. It was developed by architect Ivan Kroupa and the idea was to reconstruct old factory buildings from the19th century and ...

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Imagining a Future Innovation Operating System

Web 3.0 relates to the way Web is coming into real world, interacting with every value creation processes.  Let’s see how it changes innovation management and leads to build a specific innovation Operating System. There have been two main Internet waves: Web 1.0 has opened a new window to the world: in a mouse click and a stridently modem connection, ...

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Mobile Madness

Recently I wrote about our love affair with television. One of the factors that is fueling the growth of TV in its many guises globally is mobile connectivity, which is going stratospheric, shattering all kinds of limits. In an always-on world our smallest screens wire us to hot hubs, free us to shift to the edge, and unshackle enterprise and ...

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Living Well through Collaboration

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at Baldwin Wallace College’s (BW) Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. ...

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Design Thinking is Not a Failed Experiment

The Experiments Have Only Begun by Idris Mootee This is my response to Bruce Nussbaum’s latest Fast Company’s blog declaring “Design Thinking” is over and that he is moving on to something new. He is calling it “Creative Quotient” which is really his new book, I was wondering why he would make that statement. People hardly fully understand what Design ...

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Innovation versus the Devil that you Know

Changing user behavior is really, really hard. It has to be one of the biggest obstacles to reaching innovation success. I’ve seen it with my start-ups that have introduced new products, and I’ve seen it with companies that make seemingly insignificant changes to what a user has already learned about a product. It is impossible to underestimate the effort and ...

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The Next Great Innovation Opportunity

The Great Unwinding by Jeffrey Phillips This week is clearly a “sports” oriented week, as recently I discussed what innovators could learn from baseball. I focused primarily on strategy, coaching and practice. Today’s post was triggered by my family’s enjoyment of tennis. For those of you who enjoy tennis you know the drill. You need a good, fresh set of ...

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Destroy Your Assumptions

There is an old American joke that goes: “When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME.” How true. While I won’t deny their usefulness, assumptions can be dangerous things. They are particularly dangerous when made about your customers. Polaroid was a pioneer in digital imagery, having designed a digital film back for large format cameras in ...

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From STEM to STEAM

I’m a sucker for any event promising an interdisciplinary experience and an opportunity to dive into the unknown between silos.  I was fortunate to attend, Make it Better, a recent symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on art, design, and the future of healthcare. It delivered. I was reminded of the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials. ...

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