Design Thinking and Innovation: A Real Life Example

design thinking and innovation

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 […]

A Moment of Inspiration

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 […]

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 […]

Video of “Hacking The Future” Speech

  The video of the “Hacking The Future” speech I gave at Maker Faire 2010 has been posted over at Fora.tv.  The foundation for the speech is the precept that the world in changing at an ever increasing pace.  To ensure we, as a civilization, are prepared for this changing future, we need to spend […]