Design Thinking and Innovation: A Real Life Example

What is design thinking? How does it contribute to innovation? Are design and innovation fundamentally integrated? In a nutshell, design thinking is problem-solving that uses design principles: human-centered ideation, pattern recognition, marrying meaning to function, and prototyping. There aren’t necessarily an orderly set of steps, but there are three major spaces, according to IDEO, who […]

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A Moment of Inspiration

A wonderful piece on Inc.com highlights how a moment of inspiration — extracting a cork from a wine bottle — resulted in The Innovation Story of the Year — a new way to safely extract babies stuck in the birth canal. Also reported in the New York Times last month, the story of Argentine car mechanic Jorge Odón illustrates the unpredictable […]

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NY Times Article On New Device Concept

  In this mornings New York Times, reporter Randall Stross published an article that covered my recent speech in Shanghai where I revealed an investigation into the concept of connected watches.  All in all a good article but it missed a key point.  The author seems to focus on “do we need watches” rather than the real […]