Author Archives: Idris Mootee

Emerging Computing Paradigms

HCI (Human-Computer Interactions) science is fast evolving to deal with emerging computing paradigms. Today it is a little Cognitive Science and AI, a lot of anthropology and Social Psychology. HCI is a fascinating discipline; the field has its origin in the 80s primarily in computer science and cognitive psychology. Today it exists in a confluence with design as a discipline ...

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Should We Revive Dying Brands and Companies?

Or are we better off creating new ones? Does “The Circle Of Life” apply here? by Idris Mootee We make assumptions that it is the management team responsibility to extend or prolong the life of any companies even they have fewer reasons to exist. Management is different from practicing medicine, although sometimes I am called the strategy doctor. Instead of ...

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Watch Out Nintendo

Apple Is Pushing The Limits Of “Interactivity” And Going 3D by Idris Mootee Apple is going to push the limits of “interactivity” and planning to go 3D. Using a camera to detect a user’s position and overlay it onto an any on-screen object, giving the impression of a “reflection” and creating a more immerse experience. Apple’s latest technology would address ...

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Sex and Creativity

Is there a connection? Study shows number of sexual partners corresponds to creative output. by Idris Mootee Creative people are fun. Creative people are likeable. But many creative minds are unorganized and sometimes deficient in handling complex logic. Some creative minds are highly analytical too, although the processing was sort of in the back and you don’t see it. Creative ...

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Is Search Killing the Planet?

Everytime you search on Google, you are adding to the consumption of 1% of the world’s energy by Idris Mootee Here is a lesser-known fact. Data centers use up tons of energy just for cooling, and in a typical data center only 40-45% of energy use is for the actual computing – the rest is used mostly for cooling down ...

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70 Years of ATM Innovation

Still Struggling To Make Them Scam Proof by Idris Mootee It is all about the human factors. I find that people are over-concerned with online security every time there is a piece of news about identity theft on TV. It is really not that bad and we need to accept the fact that it will not go away. Whatever security ...

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Time for Innovation in Trains?

Warren Buffet Is Betting His Farm Investing In A 190 Years Old Innovation Platform by Idris Mootee I love trains. I remember how happy I was when my Dad bought me the first expensive German made Minitrix train set (I was about 8). I was fascinated for months by different freight and passenger trains and had the catalog under the ...

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Are Facebook And Twitter Bad For Your Brain?

Or Does It Actually Make You A Better Person? by Idris Mootee Here is an old vision of a high-tech future. It is old magazine illustration in 1969 a Japanese Sunday magazine, which show life in the future, pervaded by computers. This illustration “The Rise of the Computerized School,” by Shigeru Komatsuzaki is an illustrated scenario of what schools will ...

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Twitter Devices and Business Model Design

Industrial Design, Busness Model Design And Design For Change by Idris Mootee I was chatting with some members of our design research team just yesterday next to the cooler the other day. We were talking about how the iPhone is such a bad phone and a great media player, and the Backberry is such a great email gadget but a ...

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When Wal-Mart Enters the Funeral Business

The Funeral Business is About to Change by Idris Mootee Will Amazon.com Follow? What’s The Latest Innovation In The Funeral Business? Some survey stated that the average person’s greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. That’s not it for me, but I am sure it is for many. I remember one guy telling a story about how ...

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