Futures

Great “Futuristic” stimulus for workshops

Microsoft produces a series of future  clips which explore how technologies will change the way we live our lives. Although they can be a little far out, they’re definitely worth a look and would provide some great stimulus for innovation workshops to really push the boundaries of your category & consumer understanding. Worth a look. […]

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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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Genius, Problem Solve

Some gold for the blogroll

Whilst I’m in the sharing mode, check out this stormer of a site. It’s called Creax and it’s basically a hub of creativity & innovation sites. It includes some fantastic links, many of which cover social research, innovation tools, trend sites and science resources. Some of the sites I’d seen before but many were new […]

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Creativity, Future of Media, Innovation, Innovative marketing, Lifestyle trends, Macro trends, neophiliac, new product, Nice Design, Problem Solve, Social, social media, Work Futures

Beta goes meta: From innovation to trend in a heartbeat

A great post by CNET blogger Tim Leberecht taken from Matter/Anti Matter. Innovation isn’t limited to R & rooms anymore. The Web 2.0 movement–powered by start-ups such as Twitter, Malhalo and even YouTube, has proven that innovation often happens in iterations. Build, launch, tweak, measure, repeat. Digital experiences seem to be ‘always in beta’–learning and […]

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Future of Media, Innovative stimulus, Lifestyle trends, Nice Design, Problem Solve, social media

The Information Architects release the 2008 web trends map in beta

The Information Architects, a strategic design agency in Tokyo, Japan have just released the beta version of their 2008 web trends map. They’ve taken 300 of the most influential and successful websites & pinned them down to the greater Tokyo-area train map. Needless o say Google remains at the centre of the universe [or in […]

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