The other day I came across this great article explaining why traditional design/innovation agencies should invest in agencies which are more experienced in digital (design) innovations. To proof this point quite firmly have a look at Design-On, a study by IDEO which dives into future design concepts. Which to me shows exactly what’s missing; true digital thinking.
“Ideas, in a sense, are overrated. Of course, you need good ones, but at this point in our supersaturated culture, precious few are so novel that nobody else has ever thought of them before. It’s really about where you take the idea, and how committed you are to solving the endless problems that come up in the execution.”—Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine. From this article. (via meneernefkens)
Last year, IBM was awarded the most U.S. patents for the 20th year in a row. They created a blog that reviles their secret. Follow along as they decode the culture behind extraordinarily continuous invention via this link.
The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also…
Awesome: Nike is opening up their data for developers in order to build various greatness upon the Nike+ data that’s available. Again Nike shows their in the know. I’m curious on what gets build in 2013 aka the year the of Internet of Things.
*update: it’s not just the API, Nike is starting a full accelerator program to create companies that build upon the success of NikeFuel, the Nike+ FuelBand, and Nike+.
Technically, the phone’s accelerometer is measuring vibrations on that surface. The software maps those vibrations to a point of origin on the table. And when the phone can “see” where you’re tapping, you can have a QWERTY keyboard on any tabletop. A great concept by Florian Krautli which to me doesn’t feel very far out of realization.
“If people can’t buy it in-stream, it’s not social commerce. It’s advertising. We turn attention re-routing advertising into high value in-stream transactions. We’re the only company truly doing social commerce.
- Chris Teso, CEO http://chirpify.com”—http://mashable.com/2012/10/25/chirpify
This a very well told story about what ‘the Internet’ physically is. It’s told by journalist Andrew Blum, who started wondering what the internet really is made of when a squirrel started chewing through his cable that knocked him offline.