Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Why “Star Trek Vision” is the Design Mechanism for Breakthroughs

It’s often that designers are called upon to show what can’t be done, what hasn’t been done and essentially how these two situations can be solved. The underlying issue is of course how to do that in a time frame that is possible and within market reality. In “He’s Got Star Trek” vision different mechanisms are evaluated by firms that consistently are able to make this happen. A well detailed toolbox for success.

 

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Friday, 26 December 2014

Designs Role in Technological Innovation? The Driver

The notion of what design is becomes hotly debated however from the perspective of doing what’s never been done before, the role is as the driver. In the landmark study “The Role of Design in Technological Innovation” we see a series of tools and mechanisms of how this can be applied to all aspects of the new product design process. A simple and detailed toolset.

 

 

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Divergence, Convergence, and Why Design Sets the Stage

How are designers, external and internal capable of maximizing a firms chance of not only creating, manufacturing, but elevating the parent firm to market success? The way designers are organized within the firm and herded like cats. A recent breakdown of a balanced model for organizing and dealing with the challenges of designers is detailed in “External designers in product design processes of small manufacturing firms” an excellent tool in dealing with the myriad of challenges in New Product Development.

 

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Utilizing Design Knowledge for Fostering Innovation

Why do some firms succeed in launching game changing products and services? How can any firm learn to do the same. In “Design as a knowledge agent How design as a knowledge process is embedded into organizations to foster innovation” we see the entire process outlined and detailed and to understand the mechanisms and details of how Italian firms have done this for centuries.

 

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

How Stanford and SRI Deliver the Greatest Design Breakthroughs

It isn’t too hard to see how epicenters push shockwaves to lower lying areas and then reflect back along the lowest point and shortest possible route and exactly similar to the way Stanford interacts with Silicon valley design leaders. In a recent article SRI’s Curt Carlson Wrote the Book on Innovation we see the absolute basics and fundamentals of how SRI has moved breakthroughs to the market faster than any other Silicon Valley long view firm. Regardless of model, it’s Curt’s simple and direct mechanisms that have allowed this to create consistent output outpacing the market.

 

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Implementing Innovation – Spaghetti on the Ceiling Doesn’t Fly

How often does a product or service make it out of the boiling water and onto the plate? Much more than one might expect when put in context of typical entrepreneurial and commercialization analysis. In a recent study called, “Implementing Innovation and Technical Change” we see that in design and new product development 31% of rojects were cancelled before completion, 3% had overrun their costs and
budgets, and only 12% of 3,682 rojects surveyed were on-time and on budget. More revealing were which of these were breakthrough and industry changing – more than expected when utilizing specific sketch to ship disruptive design and new product development techniques.

 

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What Makes Breakthroughs? Negative Emotional States

Necessity is the mother of invention? The father of innovation? The sibling of complacency? No. It’s the negative emotional state of an unsupported positive mood and a unsupportive context which when low coupled with a negative mood had the strongest positive relation with creativity and outright breakthroughs. In NEW LOOK AT CREATIVITY IN THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS the entire process of the creative approach is examined not from the standpoint of market need or individual want but from the emotional standpoint of environmental happiness and certainly not what was expected.

 

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Creativity is Latent Entrepreneurship for New Product Development

When the basis of creativity is just do it, entrepreneurship is only a step away given the ability to turn creativity into demand. In Introduction to Creativity, Imagination, and Opportunitieswe see the underpinnings of how new products, design, and service creation is the basis for the entrepreneurial mindset taken over a huge sampling set of  3,454 twins, comprising of 870 pairs of monozygotic twins and 857 pairs of same sex dizygotic twins. Creativity and the ability to distinguish behavioral patterns across leaders, designers, and entrepreenurs is incredible in its accuracy.

 

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Underdog Branding Success is New Product Design & Development

Design is not just for the unknown or unproven, the R&D Lab or for story time, it’s the basis of creativity and the need to experience that which a person has yet to come across. Some may call this sales, some may call this future trending, regardless it creates revenue streams. In a recent article on The Consumer Appeal of Underdog Branding we see a similar value in how this effects underdog products and services – a revitalization technique. Either way, it creates a mechanism for sustained value through design, art, and storytelling with bonus points when advanced technology is implemented.

 

 

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

What does it mean to design like the Swiss. This is what….

Cultural identity is not something that can be easily pinned down. Visual queues, color but hardly so simple as interaction. Braun can possibly be one of the easiest to pin down, MUJI is another possibility. But can a Swiss aesthetic be so carefully enumerated and identified.

20 Brilliant Examples Swiss Style Design

In a recent article “20 Brilliant Examples of Swiss Design” we see some possibilities and of course ways where it all goes wrong. Examples such as this 1984 book cover design can hardly be called “Swiss” however examples such at the Swiss Army mailer can’t be denied. How far must design go before cultural intersections are necessary?

 

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