Human Centered Design (HCD) S13 Ep29

Guest: Gordon Stannis, Director of Design and Strategy at Twisthink

Over the last few decades, the importance of design has been growing in the context of how to create disruptive game-changing innovations. Human centered design (HCD) is the way that innovators integrate design with a clear view of customer in to the process of creating an innovation that has impact. Be careful as bad design […]

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Innovating Design And The Changing Role of Designers S12 Ep17

Guest: Seth Taylor (@stotion)

The role of designers and design thinking is impacting every product and service being created. The old days of a product being created and then tossed over the wall to a designer to “wrap it in plastic and make it look nice” are long gone. With the introduction of products like the iPhone and Tesla, customers […]

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Innovation of Design and Finding a Mentor

Dateline: Washington D.C. Segment 1: Innovation In Design Visit Frogdesign Segment 2: Finding A Mentor Segment 3: Killer Question of the Week http://media.libsyn.com/media/philmckinney/KI_20060211.mp3Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More

Creating Customer Value through Cost Innovation S14 Ep22

Often when we think about innovation, it’s high tech or a game changing breakthrough.  Today, we look at innovation through a different set of glasses. Rather than innovating a product or service, “costovation” innovates on the business model.  Stephen Wunker talks about innovating behind the scenes, creating customer value through cost innovation. New Markets Advisors […]

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Competing for Fuel Efficiency Innovation S14 Ep19

There’s been an explosion of innovation competitions in recent years.  They highlight the fact that innovation can come from non-obvious sources.   These competitions bring together smart people – usually industry outsiders – to tackle a problem.   The annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas took place this year in Sonoma, California.  In today’s show I welcome three members […]

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Non-Obvious Innovation, Non-Obvious Location S14 Ep13

Building Solutions for Basic Needs in India

Take a look in an unexpected direction and discover non-obvious innovation.  One entrepreneur is building solutions to meet basic needs in rural and urban slums of India.  Hasit Ganatra is founder of ReMaterials.  His company designs and produces the ModRoof, roofing for the developing world.  ReMaterials solves a serious problem in a non-obvious location. Microchips […]

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Small Spaces Inspiring Student Innovation S14 Ep8

Exploring rural innovation, I stopped in Paducah, Kentucky.  Drs. Lula Luu and John Crilly, founders of FIn Gourmet Foods, joined the mobile studio.  Word got around town. Monica Bilak contacted me through The Innovator’s Community.  I’m pleased to welcome Monica and Jimi Gwinn.  They share how Sprocket is inspiring student innovation in Paducah. Sprocket is […]

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Retail Innovation for the Impatient Shopper S14 Ep4

Delays at the grocery checkout line set William Chomley on a retail innovation course.  Like most of us who are short on time, a quick stop at the supermarket took longer than he liked.  He began ideating on a better way to shop – reinventing the checkout process. William Chomley, Founder and CEO of IMAGR, […]

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No Entrepreneur is an Island: Mentoring, Networking, Sharing S13 Ep52

Walt Disney said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”  Marco Carvalho would like to share this lesson with a fellow entrepreneur and innovator. As Marco travelled the world, he discovered the need to reach out to others […]

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