Innovation

Playfulness is one of the most important aspects of innovation

Here’s another little bit of mind candy from Tim Brown [of design company IDEO] taken from the brainbox TED. He talks about the link between play and innovation, how important it is to think back to the way creativity and imagination operated at a childhood level. We fear the judgement of peers.We’re embarassed about showing […]

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Creativity, Future of Media, Future of Work, Futures, Innovation, Innovative stimulus, Looking for insights, Macro trends, open source, Problem Solve, social media

A little ditty for your next innovation workshop…

Another good piece of innovation stimulus from the lovely Lynette Webb,  Insights Manager at Google who created a Flickr site called “Interesting Snippets”. I’ve profiled her before and this is the latest image to her collection. It comes to us with a great quote from Russell Davies’ blog entry about Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes […]

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Creativity, Innovation, Innovative marketing

Another little ditty…

Gum is always about taste. A nihilist doesn’t believe in anything. Nihilist gum doesn’t believe in flavour. Which begs the question..why chew it? A counter trend can often be the most convincing way to get someone to try a product because for every go-with-the-grain consumer, there’s a million nosy parkers who want to try something […]

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Find, Future of Work, Innovation, Innovative stimulus, Looking for insights, new product, Nice Design, Work Futures

The next frontier: Design Thinking

Here’s another little ditty from Andrew Tan’s blog WhatIf which covers innovation & design from an Asian perspective. And no, he’s not part of the global outfit Whatif Innovation, he runs his own innovation company and this is his personal blog. Design thinking is the latest and hottest methodology talked about to help a company […]

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Find, Future of Work, Innovation, Innovative co., Innovative stimulus, Lifestyle trends, Looking for insights, Macro trends, Problem Solve, Work Futures

Take me to your feeder

Whether you work in advertising, marketing, innovation or new product development, one of the most difficult things is having to come up with new ideas & perspectives all the time. There’s often a mad scramble to find innovation examples, social commentary or macro trends when we have pitches on or a presentation due, but the […]

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