Author Archives: Drew Boyd

Innovation Sighting: The Chairless Chair

It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: The Division Technique in Vision Correcting Displays

Innovation is anything that is new, useful, and surprising. “Surprising” means that the idea makes you slap your forehead and say, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that?” Here’s a great example. Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: Subtraction in Commercial Aircraft Cabins

Can you imagine flying in a plane without windows? A design team from Technicon Design in Paris created an interior that displays 360-degree views that are simulated on internal screens from external cameras that capture the surrounding environment in real time. Continue reading

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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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