Category Archives: Design

Growing Shoes for Growing Children

I love elegant design solutions for problems that are more important than some of the silly things that we think of as problems in the first world. Their mission is simple, make shoes that will last longer for the kids … Continue reading

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Service Redesign – Lost T-Mobile Smartphone

Given the health risks of carrying a smartphone (or any kind of mobile device) too close to the body for extended periods, I try to always remove electronic devices from my pockets whenever I can. For ten years this has … Continue reading

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Digital Transformation versus Digital Strategy

In my last article, Digital Transformation Matters, we looked at the accelerating pace of change, the case for digital transformation, and our evolving interactions with technology. We also asked a simple question: Are you ready to do business in a … Continue reading

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Peeking Behind the Veil of Design

The KitchenAid Craft Coffee Story A company in Dubai is asking me to teach a design thinking and innovation course in May of next year, and this was good synchronicity because I came across the video below recently. The design … Continue reading

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Microsoft Stomps on Google Glass

Wow! I have to start that word, because I’m not sure how else to describe what has just emerged from Microsoft Research in the new Microsoft HoloLens. And as I say in the title, if you watch the video below … Continue reading

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Is there a market for Smartwatches? Can Apple create one?

Okay, it’s been a week since the Apple Watch was announced, and do you know what the world’s most popular wearable is likely to be for 2014/2015? It’s not the iWatch, but the iPhone 6, which is breaking the pre-sales … Continue reading

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Improving Education for 20 Cents a Student

I love examples of simple, inexpensive solutions that solve important problems. Solutions like the water bottle light, the gravity light, etc., and Mike Freeston was kind enough to send this most recent example that I will share with you today. … Continue reading

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Tesla Doesn’t Have One of These

Okay, it is not an innovation, but you have to admit it is one smoking hot looking automobile. I wouldn’t mind making my commute in one of these. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, it’s called the Renovo Coupe (rhymes with … Continue reading

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Why the Maker Movement Matters

The Maker movement is steadily gaining steam and some cities are looking to help it grow and thrive, seeing it as an opportunity to inspire artists and entrepreneurs. One such city is Edmonton, which lies in the Alberta province of … Continue reading

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Announcing the Crowd Computing Revolution

Designing Work for Man and Machine to Do Together I am proud to bring you a downloadable PDF of a piece I created on The Crowd Computing Revolution and the redesign of work that is now possible thanks to new … Continue reading

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