Author Archives: Drew Boyd

Decluttering Innovation

People need time to innovate, but corporations tend to “tax” employees with time-wasting bureaucracy. As reported in The Economist, clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Continue reading

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How to Involve Customers in the SIT Innovation Process

When describing the SIT method, I sometimes say it’s like using the voice of the product. That’s because SIT is based on patterns that are embedded into the products and services you see around you. If products could talk to you, they would describe the five patterns of SIT. Continue reading

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Philips study reveals that most North Americans think they are sitting on the “next big thing”

Philips North America announced the launch of the second annual Philips Innovation Fellows competition, in conjunction with the release of its 2014 North America Innovation Report. According to the report.. Continue reading

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Be Fruitful and Multiply: The Multiplication Technique

A common problem in photography is the occurrence of red-eye, like you see here. Redeye happens when the flash of a camera goes into the eyeball. But today’s cameras have a clever and simple way to defeat redeye. They have a dual flash. Voila! No redeye. This innovation is a classic example of the multiplication technique. Continue reading

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Innovation Through Task Unification

The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, lived in a beautiful home. But something was unusual about the gate that led into his house… Continue reading

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Start Your Innovation Engines: 5 Tips to Being Creative in Any Job

A college diploma is one key to starting your career engine, but learning to be more creative could help turbo-charge it. Just like college coursework, creativity can be learned—you don’t have to be born with these skills. Continue reading

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The Innovator

Even though companies want innovation, resistance to it is strong. After all, innovative ideas, by their very nature, are risky. They are likely to cause some form of change, and people are naturally fearful of change. Continue reading

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