Category: Design

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After hearing U2 announce, during Apple’s keynote last week, that their surprise new album, Songs of Innocence, would be available for free on iTunes, I was impressed but dubious. 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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The Back End of Innovation alights there for real this year, from October 6-8.  As the conference chair (full disclosure) I fought for this choice because I wanted to help plunge the heavy-lifter innovation crowd into an EXPERIENCE of innovation — implemented. Continue reading

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Don Wettrick is on a mission: revolutionizing the world of education by training the next generation of innovators. Continue reading

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Making Makers

If you read Innovation Excellence regularly, you know that we’ve discussed the Maker Movement several times. So we’re happy to bring you The Grommet’s take on what they are certain is not just a passing trend. Here is their visual representation of the Maker Movement; its impact on consumer products, manufacturing, retail, and our economy as a whole; and their commentary to go with it: Continue reading

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So why all the buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) now? Andrew Timm shares real examples of connectivity’s business value. Continue reading

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Want to be an artist or designer? New study shows you need rich parents

A new study by the US Department of Labour has found that people currently in the most creative professions, including Designers, Musicians and Artists, came predominantly from richer parents. The people in these creative professions were by far and away the most likely to be earning significantly less than their parents earned, usually no more than Janitors, Maids or Waiters. Continue reading

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