Design

What is Design Thinking?

If you’re a businessperson or someone interested in understanding how to facilitate innovation, you’ve probably heard of “design thinking” by now. Coined by IDEO’s David Kelley, the term refers to a set of principles, from mindset to process, that can be applied to solve complex problems. I’ve seen articles lately ranging from those that highlight its potential, [Design Thinking for ...

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70 Years of ATM Innovation

Still Struggling To Make Them Scam Proof by Idris Mootee It is all about the human factors. I find that people are over-concerned with online security every time there is a piece of news about identity theft on TV. It is really not that bad and we need to accept the fact that it will not go away. Whatever security ...

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Twitter Devices and Business Model Design

Industrial Design, Busness Model Design And Design For Change by Idris Mootee I was chatting with some members of our design research team just yesterday next to the cooler the other day. We were talking about how the iPhone is such a bad phone and a great media player, and the Backberry is such a great email gadget but a ...

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Simple Innovation

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of “The Little Prince”, once said: “Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away.” This is a brilliant quote because it describes the challenge many innovators face. Too often, new products are overly complex and end up ‘over-serving’ their customers. My ...

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Does Integrated Creativity Exist Today?

Where does it exist? D-Schools Or B-Schools? by Idris Mootee Someone asked me who the design head is in our company. I am not sure. My answer would be everyone. Everyone is a strategist and everyone is a designer (or design thinker) in our company. We understood long ago that strategy doesn’t necessarily come from a strategist, and that a ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Mauro Porcini of 3M

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Mauro Porcini’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Mauro Porcini, Head of Global Product Design – Consumer & Office Business at 3Mspoke about the importance of design and its role in innovation. 3M focuses a lot ...

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Innovating From the Outside In

In the previous article of the Australian Innovation report (Summer 08), we spoke of customer-centric innovation being the management discipline for the new millennium and provided an inside look into a number of Australian companies that have excelled as a result of taking a customer-centred approach. In this article, we will take a step further and delve into the emerging ...

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Visible and Invisible Innovation – Cirque Du Soleil

Point: Behind-the-scenes innovation makes visible innovation shine Story: I saw the premiere of KOOZA in Denver last week. Actually, it was my second time seeing KOOZA (the first was in Boston), and it was even better the second time. The first time, I was mesmerized by the overt innovations in the show, like the “Wheel of Death.” Imagine two connected ...

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