Thursday, 28 August 2014

Soon the McKinsey Digital Bank? Practically. And here's how it's used.

When McKinsey starts talking digital banking and digital currency you know it is time to ask what your doing with it. Remember how long it took them to mentioned the web? Here's how to, digital cash, do it. 
A recent digital banking war banks must win report by McKinsey begins to examine the how's and why's of digital cash and it's uses on mobile devices while ignoring the proliferation of the Bitcoin's banking zietgiest and Amazon literally minting it's own digital money however the question is how can you cope with all these ways of payment? Is it time for the world bank of digital currency? Yes. Companies like the Royal Bank of Canada have literally created an entire system and series to Understand Platform Based Digital Currencies so clearly it is time your organization began experimenting with it.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

How "Things" Become Thoughts for New Designs - The Internet of Thigns.

Designed devices are no longer disconnected by choice. They are designed that way. Unless of course there is a path to connectivity and naturally profitability. Here's how.

Recently in an article in Harvard Business Review - How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models we see the necessity to make changes of how connected devices interact with the world around us and our views on what a connected model of devices and objects means. With the advent of IBM's new Neural Network True North Chipset the reality of not only an architectural changes, business changes, but also design shifts in the way the new breakthroughs are born. Design centric breakthroughs of course. 

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Google Glass has a People Problem & Here's how to fix it: Design

Manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and fashionista pole vaulters would make Geoffry Moore proud, yet why hasn't google glass crossed the chasm? Design. And here's how to fix it. 


It's been a fire storm: who can make google glass work, the maker, the seller, the marketer, or the fashionista to make it cool? Google tried first, then Luxotica went for it, then came Ivy Ross, and Isabella Olson and finally the master of them all Diane von Furstenberg. Still no movement. Why? 

It's not about how glass can be make cheaper or easier to manufacture. It isn't how glass can be shipped out fastest or without theft. It isn't about how glass needs to be bundled with services or features. It isn't about wither or not Giselle dons them at the beach. It's about the basic assumption of why they need to be put on at all, how easy it is to just put them on and have them provide immediate value, and what happens when you just take them off. You want the time, you look at your watch. You want to answer a call you pickup the phone. You want to take a picture you swipe left and hit one button on your smart phone. Glass has yet to figure this out. So how can it be accomplished? Call a designer.

Surprisingly New Media Design and Development: Diffusion of Innovations vs. Social Shaping of Technology by Leah A. Lievrouw makes it as clear as glass.

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Friday, 1 August 2014

McKinsey Manufactuing (Breakthroughs) & The Future of Graphics - Here's How

How can you see future "innovations" from 10yrs ago now present day affecting your reality? Easy. Find those that defined the future today from yesterday's tomorrows. 

Several institutes shape the way we live our lives. These think tanks feed government bodies, world leaders, and technology based drivers. Organizations such as "The Institute for the Future, have been shaping the way we look at health, interact with devices and soon, interact with nano-technology in all it's aspects. Just like the way that present day stunning graphic design examples influences products, services, and the way your customers look at brands and your firm. Want to know how your firm can profit? Start with a recent Fast Company article on Future Scenarios and the integration of emerging technologies details how future forward firms shape the way an entire emerging economy can arise from little more than videos and scenario planning and as utilized by McKinsey's manufacturing teams to give the all powerful heads up to those preparing for the manufactured products of the future. 

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