As published on Switch & Shift on March 25, 2015. Nature is the world’s most effective designer, according to Frank Stephenson, Design Director at McLaren Automotive. Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the perfect shape, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood vessels and river deltas to create some of the most sophisticated and efficient design solutions. If McLaren Automotive manages to create better designs by stealing from nature, surely nature must contain lessons that apply to business and leadership as well.
This is the full slidedeck of our Smartees Breakfast on Insight-driven Innovation, hosted in New York on Thursday 19 March 2015. The presentation elaborates on how to involve your consumers (or co-creators) in all stages of your innovation process,all of this illustrated with different client cases.
As published on Switch & Shift on January 22, 2015. Do you recognize the feeling that time seems to go more rapidly as you grow older? Apart from this psychological effect of time, something is really happening to time as well. According to Moore’s law, technological performance is doubling every 18 months and with it we are witnessing an exponential increase in environmental change.
Smartees Webinar on co-creative innovation, presented by Thomas Troch (Senior Research Manager) & Ashley Smith (Business Director).
Last week, the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft was flooded with people who had only one dream: going from a linear to a circular economy. They all gathered for the Circular Product Design conference to discuss how new product development can help in moving from linear to circular: going from make – use – waste to make – use – re-use.
The Creativity World Forum 2014 proved to be a great experience, leaving us feeling inspired and connected! Day 2 approached innovation by zooming in on the creative mindset: Tom Kelley, Debra Kaye, Ricardo Semler and other thought leaders took the focus away from innovation processes and emphasized the creative power of individuals, both from within and from outside the organization! And Robin Chase showed us why this means that the future belongs to the sharing and collaboration economy!
When the creative minds of Europe unite, there’s bound to be magic in the air. Especially when Guy Kawasaki, Frans Johansson, Austin Kleon and many more impressive speakers are sharing their innovation stories. Find out in my thoughts below how each of them is dealing with the ‘innovation paradox’. Innovation paradox? Yes, we are encouraged to think BIG in innovation; to jump to the next curve and come up with radical and breakthrough new products and services. On the other hand, we can agree that all ideas are combinations of existing ideas. So how to be disruptive when uniqueness in itself can be questioned?
At InSites Consulting we have a vision of innovation and of never standing still. It’s in our DNA to always be ahead of the curve and ‘forward thinking’ is one of the 7 company values we live by each and every single day. And it’s that specific value that guided the 3rd edition of our Community Innovation Day.
In the afternoon of September 12, the MOA Digital Analytics session was set to answer the urge to transform a fuzzy phenomenon into real-life cases. It’s an honor to be guided on this journey by authorities Mark Raben, Director Innovation & Product Strategy at SAP and J. Graeme Noseworthy, Strategic Messaging Director Big Data at IBM.
This is the full slidedeck of our Smartees Seminar on Consumer-Activated Innovation, hosted in Forge & Co in London on 8 July 2014. The presentation elaborates on how how to combine consumer centricity with innovation to give your organisation a headstart on the competition. All of this illustrated with client cases of Telefonica and Dorel.