Two Design Anthropology Phrases of Doom

In general, companies hire an anthropologist to conduct an internal or external ethnographic study for a simple reason: to uncover new ways to achieve competitive advantage. This usually like research to understanding new opportunities for products or services, or internally focused to change organizational issues, among other things. Unfortunately, our clients often have no idea … Continue reading Two Design Anthropology Phrases of Doom

Maker Faire Rocks.. again

So I've been struggling all weekend trying to think of a unique take on the Maker Faire. Frankly I've given up. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it and I think it is best to point you to this Wired article. I know it's cheap not to write my own, but frankly, … Continue reading Maker Faire Rocks.. again

Two online statistics resources NationMaster.com and Swivel.com

I'm a bit of a data fiend so I'm always seeking out websites that give access to statistics in immediately useful ways. I recently came across Swivel.com, which is billed as the YouTube for data. The website has tools that allow you to upload statistics from public domain sources, and then they are publicly displayed … Continue reading Two online statistics resources NationMaster.com and Swivel.com

“broken promise fatigue”

Well, Bruce Nussbaum has being making me think alot apparently, I posted yet another comment to his recent entry asking if CEO's have “innovation fatigue.” I think that is partly true, but I wonder if it is more about “broken promise fatigue” rather than “innovation fatigue.” Companies that you listed: the Nikes, GE’s, Apple’s of … Continue reading “broken promise fatigue”

About the Practice of Innovation

This is the comment I made on the Nussbaum on Design blog the other day for those that prefer to read it here. Its not the first time I’ve tried to define the Practice Of Innovation, it’s part of an earlier entry. James Todhunter over at Innovating To Win also picked up the comments, emphasizing … Continue reading About the Practice of Innovation

A tip o’ the Kula Ring to Bruce Nussbaum

I got an exciting little boost today when Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week's long-time writer on innovation and design coverage, posted my entire response to his entry on “Who Is Tired of innovation?” to his blog. Thanks Bruce, my first “official” business publication. You can find it at his site under the “Clown Theory of Innovation.” … Continue reading A tip o’ the Kula Ring to Bruce Nussbaum