Tag Archives: Kickstarter

Failure is Free

One Hack That Will Forever Alter the Way You Fund Your Business If you don’t learn how to do this, you’re missing out on what will soon be the single greatest source of new funding–yeah, it’s that big… I’ve always hated the notion of stepping outside of the box; as though you were stepping into some sort of void like ...

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Opening Data to Innovation: stories, takeaways and twists

There's lot of discussion now about "big data" and "open data". I've hunted stories from Britain and Japan that fall into three groups: using patterns in visitor behaviour to redesign their experience; using social data and peer benchmarking to help individuals; and using crowdfunding to measure demand for innovative new products. Distilling takeaways and twists on each set of stories, I suggest four principles for working with data that relate to curiosity, empathy and generosity.

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Smartwatches: Past, Present and Future

Ever since the successful KickStarter campaign of the Pebble Watch, smartwatches have been rolling out left and right. Greg Swan has tracked, researched, tested and worn multiple smartwatch designs in his role as Senior Vice President, Creative Technology Innovation. He'll share his thoughts on what's out there and what's to come.

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Education Innovation – Zombie-Based Learning

David designed the Zombie-Based Learning Geography curriculum because there were no project-based curriculum's available at the time that he could use to teach Geography to his middle school students. Because we live in the era of crowdfunding and because he intended to make the effort widely available to educators around the world, he started a Kickstarter effort to...

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Innovation Ignition

I read a lot about innovation, and I'm constantly amused by the articles that talk about "kick starting" innovation. If there is one activity that is resistant to forward motion based on one quick action like a kick start, it's innovation. What people who advocate "kick starting" innovation don't understand is the analogy, and the effort involved before the fact.

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Is 3D Pen a Novelty or an Innovation?

We came across the 3Doodler 3D Pen on CNN and after clicking over to its Kickstarter page, we have a question for you. Is this 3D Pen a novelty (a flash in the pan that is temporarily catching people's imagination) or an innovation, likely to persist in the arts and craft world as something that adds value to that universe?

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