Monthly Archives: September 2010

Can’t be innovated? Slapnuts*!

I once posted an article about innovation in one of the communities I used to frequent, under the banner of “A Call to Arms”, to try and rally the spirit of innovation within that particular community. (As it happens, it … Continue reading

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Social Innovation, Revisited

Last time we looked at the general trend over the last decade, from content pushers in the form of portals, to individuals being able to start consuming only the content they were interested in, and finally to the social movement … Continue reading

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Social Innovation

Hands up, who remembers the Internet during the late 1990s? For those of you who don’t remember the Internet before Google came to prominence, let me explain. There were a great number of ‘portals’, sites whose purpose was to aggregate … Continue reading

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Innovative Doesn’t Mean Huge

I’ve implemented a number of things over the years, both in business, and outside of business, that in their own way were pretty innovative. But sometimes it’s not the most grandiose or elaborate changes that make the difference. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Innovation in Business

So far I haven’t really tackled how innovation works in business, but you would probably be surprised – at first glance – to see how it actually works… or, as it happens, it doesn’t. Innovation is actually one of those … Continue reading

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Innovation Gone Bad, mk. II

I’ve already talked before about innovation gone wrong, where it has been very firmly in a linear manner where radical innovation is necessary, because going too far down one road isn’t actually working, but there are cases where innovation has … Continue reading

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Innovation May Be Where You Find It

Here’s an interesting idea to consider: innovation not necessarily having to be something entirely new, but instead, something already existing but done out of context, presenting something that in itself may not be new, but the application is. Those who … Continue reading

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Interfaces

Interfaces should be compelling, and generally, intuitive. I just saw an example of how not to do it – http://www.hasrimy.com/ – I draw your attention to the top right corner of the screen. If you have to have something to … Continue reading

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What makes a better mousetrap – Goal Setting for Innovation

A good friend recently asked me this question, even though I’m not really a trapper of any kind (though, as it happens, I did have to set traps not that long ago in my dad’s flat) Everyone knows the infamous … Continue reading

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Versions, and the Innovation Gap

Like a lot of web designers, I’m invariably having to deal with the whirlpool of misery that is Internet Explorer 6 – just as you think you’re back on calm waters for plain sailing, something else comes along that you … Continue reading

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