How Formula 1 and other ‘extreme contexts’ inform breakthrough innovations
Understanding the essence of our context can be the key to innovation. Read more.
Innovation in Highly Complex Markets: Lessons from BJ Adaptaciones
A Smart Tool that Could Change How Computers Manage Information
This Solar Deckchair with Phone Charger Was Created by User Entrepreneurs
How Nice Fruit Achieved the Impossible: Fresh Frozen Fruit
The Multiple Dimensions of Design-driven Innovation
The Role of Constraints as a Driver of Serial Innovation
Focused on the importance of resources and strategies, the key role of constraints as a trigger for innovations is often overlooked. This is the case of Factum Arte, a company I’ve contacted to learn more about their model of innovation. Read more.
The Biggest Innovation Killer: Inertia
To change things, to innovate, we need to do one thing: stop. Stop to fix what isn’t working, improve what has ceased to be efficient and create something new. However, many companies are unable to perform this simple step. Read more.
Want to Innovate? First Learn What Your Team Actually Does!
If we don’t understand what our employees really do and how they do it any attempt of innovation will be doomed to failure. The innovation strategy of a company with superficial knowledge of the work done by employees is, inevitably, superficial. Read more.
Lessons Microsoft Has Learned From Their Innovative Customers
No matter how good our products and services are, as designers we cannot predict how and for what our customers will use them. Inevitably, at the time of their launching onto the market, users will begin to identify limitations and request changes. Read more.
What Pixar Shorts Can Teach Us About Innovation
Pixar shows that the best innovations are not always planned or have to come from the innovation department. If we give employees autonomy and we trust in their abilities, both the whole company and our customers will benefit. Read more.