Brands In Memoriam 2012


With constraints on distribution forever less a moat and abundant technology a ceaseless path to increased consumer choice, business leadership requires nimble execution, unending responsiveness, and gracious humility to constantly win anew customer loyalty.

The Past and Future of Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

Forward-thinking initiatives, like the AIGA ’s Advance for Design, began the conversation at the center of the convergence of the media, technology, and business worlds. Ten years ago, when I wrote The Making of a Discipline: The Making of a Title, 2002, there was a big debate on: Is experience design about online and mobile interfaces or is it something more?


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Leonardo's Kitchen Nightmare

Boxes and Arrows

When faced with a task of preparing an extravagant meal for the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was inspired to improve the current state of technology in the kitchens of the day. ” Ironically, the Duke’s own army could have used the same technology (conveyor belts, ovens, and sprinklers) to build more weapons faster. You do not quickly jump to the most common design solution, newest technology, or known design pattern.

Content Strategy — in 3D!

Boxes and Arrows

Display, audio, and sensor technology is getting cheaper and more ubiquitous, and many businesses and institutions are investing in integrated media environments to communicate with audiences. Materials evaluation*: * At the same time, think about the space, technology opportunities, and other material constraints. The advent of smaller, cheaper technology is making it possible for every surface to be a new channel.

Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?

Boxes and Arrows

I’ve never heard of a business owner or technology lead asking for a design pattern library. Using the goal of “better designed products and increased productivity”, we can identify the three potential audiences of an enterprise Pattern Library: User Experience, the Business representatives, and Technology. Business and Technology are primarily concerned with getting work done and reducing costs.

The Story's the Thing

Boxes and Arrows

What sorts of technology? Much later, about ten years ago, I was working at a web design agency, and our client was an organization that acted as a sort of confederation of research scientists, universities and technology corporations. _This is an excerpt from “UX Storytellers”:[link] If you enjoy it, consider getting the kindle edition of UX Storytellers – Connecting the Dots with all the stories!_.

Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process

Robert Brands

This week, let’s reflect on some of 2012’s best new ideations. Read on for a list of five amazing innovations that have been granted the prestigious Edison Award in 2012 ( [link] ). . 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape features advanced adhesive technology, combining reliable securement with clean, gentle removal – even on fragile, at-risk skin. After sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, it is hard not to think of all that we have to be thankful for.

3 Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teamwork

Robert Brands

We say, out with the rickety copiers and cubicles and in with efficient technology for easy and effective collaboration. Save Money with Technology. With the right technology in your office, you can increase group creativity, cost effectiveness, and productivity. You’ve just asked your employees to collaborate on an important group project. After taking time to photocopy a stack of handouts about the project, the group waits for a conference room to become available.

I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.O.N : Creating a Culture of Innovation

Robert Brands

Dr. Harlan Weisman, chief science and technology officer of Medical Devices & Diagnostics at Johnson & Johnson advocates connecting people who wouldn’t normally work together* to foster innovation. Innovation in business is the development of new customer value through solutions that meet new needs, inarticulate needs, or current needs in new ways. Innovation in and of itself is the key to a company’s survival. It is the lifeblood of a company.

The Quality Chronicles


Business Innovation Software Technology analysis paralysis BATS cautionary tale decision maker Dynamics of Software Development IPO Jim McCarthy premium brands QA Department quality showstopperThe recent “failed IPO” of BATS has to be a cautionary tale. This wasn’t just a deal that didn’t price or trade according to plan. A software bug caused it to be withdrawn. You don’t hear that one too often. A bug killed an IPO?

The Ultimate Broker


If we take it on faith that basic human needs and behaviors don’t change that much—we sleep, we eat, we learn, we love, we move, we fight, we heal, we protect, we shop—then the march of progress marked by improvements in technology finds reward when disruptors help us do those things better. That’s the way of efficiency, and a great use of connective technology, where I’m pretty sure we ain’t see nothing yet.

Facebook After The IPO


This past week I spent a full day with some twentysomethings reviewing technologies that were and weren’t appealing to them for e-commerce. I bought a small amount of Facebook in the IPO. It was a flyer. It was unscientific. It was counter-scientific. It wasn’t meant to be a life-changer either way. It was kind of like a lottery ticket, with a long time until the ticket would be drawn, and at the worst some remainder value on my ticket if I lost. I really like Facebook.

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Lady Gaga takes innovation to avant-garde levels

Innovation 360 Group

New technology has entered the scene and it is no longer about expensive products impossible for ordinary people to buy, but even more about identity, recognition, lifestyle and building your own personal, individual brand. Technology becomes a part of the luxury to express oneself and to be special. Somewhat incisively you could call it techno-avant-gardism, in which new technologies and channels in all forms become key elements for positioning oneself.

What is Gamification?


Making technology more engaging and more communicative with humans. A very well-known recent example of gamification employed by Google, the search engine giant, occurred during the month of August when the London Olympics of 2012 were in progress. The application of the mechanics and techniques of games to non-game related contexts is called gamification. The basic thinking behind the process of gamification is to encourage participation of people in certain events.

Disruption the Innovators Dilemma


Disruption is here and through the remarkable advancement of open innovation, collaboration and technology … hold on for the ride. Clayton Christensen was talking about disruption in 1997 in his book Innovators Dilemma. Everything seemed so sweet in the 1990s, growth continued to climb in double digits, Microsoft’s stock was doubling every other month and we became accustomed to this lovely linear growth pattern.

Das Design Revolution

Boxes and Arrows

Considerations of technology – somebody else’s job Do not collaborate with programmers. Experience design comrades, I speak to you today because I have a vision. A vision where one day the person who really matters is back at the heart of our design processes. Rightfully claiming pride of place at the centre of all decisions regarding our websites, interfaces and systems. I am talking, of course, of the Designer, or more specifically, the Designer’s Portfolio.

Why 2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year

Digital Tonto

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The Top 5 Technology Trends That Will Drive Innovation in 2018


Innovation is never easy, and in today’s world where everything is becoming digital, innovation is technology first and quite complex. photo editing software), and technology push (e.g. Samsung Galaxy with touchscreen technology in 2012). Whatever your business model, emerging technologies will be a key driver. Let’s look at how top technology trends are expected to drive innovation in 2018.

The Arrival and Potential of Knowledge Graphs into Our World

Paul Hobcraft

Most of what I have read and researched gives detailed explanations of how they work and throws around all the different jargon, protocols such as the need to understand the important semantic technologies, concepts, and methods like RDF, URI, SPARQL, SKOS, and OWL. AI is getting to a point where it will drive the next wave of technology disruption. Google, a leader in AI introduced in 2012 “Knowledge Graphs”.

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Smarter Homes - Opportunities in the Growing Home Automation Market


Because of this strain, consumers are more inclined to invest in technologies to improve the functionality of their space. Figure 1: Patent Activity - Smart Home and Home Automation patents published from 2012 to 2020.

Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

Constant improvement often makes up the business as it continually improves on its offering and we are all caught up in this, as technology is continually changing, allowing us to apply what we are learning and as we plug into the feedback we are getting from the market. Complex adaptive systems are yet another story as I attempted some time back, actually in 2012 and it still sits here in my pile of things to connect up. We all spend our Sundays in different ways.

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There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

2012). Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2012—North America, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It becomes our task in delivering alternatives, in new varieties, updates, technology enhancement, or simply recognizing the lifecycle of the existing needs refreshing, changing or altering. This quote is from the former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Henry Rumsfeld, who mentioned: “unknown unknowns” (Rumsfeld, 2002).

Keeping Up is a Fool’s Game

Daniel Burrus

Keeping up—with technology, with the competition, with anything in business or life—is what some would call a fool’s game. These are trends in technology and innovation that show no signs of slowing down. Though Netflix began in 1997 by lending or selling physical DVDs to its customers, it already had a technology platform. From there, consumer behavior and digital technology took care of the rest.

#2,145 – Musical Maps and Time Machines

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The New Yorker sums it up best: “In 2012, Benjamin Moreau, an artist and d.j., TechnologyAre you ready to experience the coolest thing ever? Go to and you’ll be able to move around an interactive globe and very quickly pick up any radio station in the world.

L'affaire Lichtenthaler still not over

Open Innovation

One is for an accepted article published online a year ago (5 June 2012), but not yet in print. The Wiley website says : The above article from Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, “Technological turbulence and the impact of exploration and exploitation within and across organizations on product development performance,” by Ulrich Lichtenthaler, published online on April 2012 in Wiley Online Library, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00520.x, Conley, Nils Omland (2012).

Innovation in the Automotive Industry


The automotive industry is undergoing massive technological and social change. Automotive manufacturers, companies in the automotive supply chain, and technology startups eyeing the automotive market need to understand the innovations that are taking place today – and those that will take place tomorrow. By having an accurate picture of the state of innovation, these companies can better assess and incorporate new technologies into the long-term business and product strategy.

Xinova is Making Waves at This Year’s TechInnovation Event


Discover, Connect, and Collaborate TechInnovation is an annual technology-to-industry matching event and marketplace, bringing together technology providers and seekers to explore collaboration opportunities through open innovation. Inventor Community collaboration connect discover innovation IPI Singapore Marina Bay Sands Singapore solve problems TechInnovation technology ThinkBeyond xinova

Two years later, Lichtenthaler count stands at 16

Open Innovation

Just after posting the 14th and 15th retractions of Ulrich Lichtenthaler — in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice — I received emails from two faithful readers pointing to his 16th retraction, in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M). The article was published in the April-June 2012 issue of JET-M. At the end of 2012, I summarized the first calendar year of retractions of Licthenthaler articles, when the retraction count stood at 8 articles.

The enemy is already within. The flood gates are open. Can GE recover?

Paul Hobcraft

This complexity of transformation, when you operate within any heavy industrial asset world, is a significant challenge, especially today when technology is fast displacing dated business models, technologies and ways of work at an ever-increasing pace. In 2012 GE free cash flow (FCF) was $16.2bn, in 2015 this was down to $12.6bn, then in 2016, this started to drop significantly with it really “hitting the rocks” in 2017, with a negative of $3bn predicted for this year.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

Most people still think of China as a technology copycat, stealing intellectual property and designs from western companies and producing inferior but cheaper knock-offs. WIRED recently released a mini-documentary in the video above showing how Shenzhen developed from a little fishing village into the world’s most innovative hub when it comes to technology hardware. By 2012, this had grown to about 66% of the population.

Social Media Integration and Open Innovation Software


A 2012 study by Blue Research found 86% of people are bothered by the need to create new accounts, 54% consider leaving the site, and 88% say they have given inaccurate information. Open Innovation TechnologyeZassi Uses Social Sites like Linkedin to Sign-In and Auto Profile Users. How many times have you been interested in something online, only to abandon moving forward when you see a cumbersome sign in process, replete with password entry a confirmation email in the way?

Why Zoom Won and Skype Lost

Linda Bernardi

I have been using virtual collaboration software for decades and introduced my own platform, ProVoke LiVe NetWork to the world in 2012, way before the world was excited about virtual collaboration. Brand Business Model Connected World Culture TechnologySkype has been around for decades.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

The underlying change is the contribution of technology and digital opening our world of possibility through ecosystems and platforms that provide the collaborative base for a new, complex diverse set of connections to deliver a new higher’ valued set of innovation solutions, based more on the customer’s demand for a seamless connected experience. As new digital technology dawns for innovation. Posted on November 9, 2012. Posted on July 30, 2012.

GDPR: what is and how does the data protection law of the European Union


In January 2012, the European Commission set out plans for data protection reform across the European Union (EU). In short, it is possible to use Design Thinking in the reformulation or adaptation phase of the business model to fit the GDPR, but also to deal with the new mindset of technology users in the European Union. ? Confira o post: GDPR: what is and how does the data protection law of the European Union em MJV Technology & Innovation. Technology

How to Take Meaning from a Black Swan Event

The Inovo Group

– Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, 2012. The answer to this question lies in Taleb’s follow-on book called Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (2012). Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (2012).

Are Your Leaders Ready for the Gen-Z Workforce?


Born between 1997 and 2012 , the oldest members of Generation Z are already graduating from college and entering the workforce. Integrating the technology that Generation Z craves will become increasingly essential for businesses looking to target and hire the younger workforce.

Guresh Ahuja

Innovation 360 Group

Education: MBA (Executive) – Strategy, Technology and Operations Management, AGSM, University of NSW , 2012. Bachelor of Engineering & Technology, Chemical, Punjab University, 2000. Based in Dubai, UAE. Background: I have over 16 years of diverse experience as a business transformation, Innovation and Human Centered Design Practitioner.

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Innovate or Die: Open Innovation and 4 Key Measures to Stay Alive

Innovation Walk

Technology is rewriting the rules of humanity. On the other hand, important technological advances led by connectivity and digitisation are shaping customer’s behaviour and expectations. Moreover, experts explain that technological advancements are driving to “ furious rates of change”. in 2012. However, more than 60% of replaced televisions were still functioning in 2012. This is a fascinating time to be alive.

Smart Service Canvas


The rapid growth of smart devices pushes the development of smart services in various industries, such as healthcare, education, information and communication technology (ICT), mechanical engineering, automotive, and logistics. The service provider has to find out which Interaction Level is requested and appreciated by the customer and feasible from a technological point of view. 2012), This Is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases , BIS Publishers.

Some examples of co-creation that bring brand and consumer together


The use of ad-blocking technologies, online advertising performance (33% of ads generate no purchase intent at all, according to Nielsen ), or the hyper-saturation of messages in social media, to cite only a few examples, are leading brands to think of new models to reach their consumers. In 2012, Heineken asked this same question to designers in different places all over the planet. The result was presented at Milan’s Design Week in 2012, with a live recreation of the space.

So What Exactly Should Kodak Have Done?

Destination Innovation

It rose to a totally dominant position and was much admired as a technology and business leader. Yet in 2012 it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – laid low by the switch from film based photography to digital photography. This was spent on traditional and new technologies yet it failed to yield a truly big winner. Business commentators and writers commonly quote Kodak as an example of a company that was destroyed by disruptive innovation.

Too Busy To Save Your Company


One of my final posts of 2012 memorialized the brands we lost last year, and inspired the question, how do so many companies so often and so badly miss the boat? You own a motion-picture company and you should be thinking about what digital technology will do to your business. It’s even more perplexing when they know where it’s docked, what time it leaves, and who the captain of that departing ship is. Seems they are just too busy to make their way to the boarding gate.

Challenge to Advance Drug Abuse and Addiction Research


As of 2012 approximately 23.1 All submissions should describe an innovative concept or technology and how it can be applied to an outstanding question in drug abuse or addiction research. With this open innovation challenge, NIDA wants to reach out beyond networks and researches traditionally associated with drug abuse and addiction to leverage recent advances in research and technology in their own research. The most recent statistics show that 7.9