Counter-Intuitive Rules of Design

Kontra over at counternotions writes:

There are many counterintuitive ‘rules’ in product design, these two are among the most intractable: • The more successful a product, the harder it’s to upgrade. • The more users say they want a product update, the more they complain when the change

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Can Apple still Innovate after Jobs?

That's the billion dollar question.

But without Jobs, can Apple still innovate? George Colony of Forrester Research suggested in April that Apple will, like Sony after the death of its leader, Akio Morita, in 1999, decline: "When Steve Jobs departed, he took three things with him:

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Apple's Swashbuckling Product Development Style

In Chapter 13 of the Steve Jobs Biography, Walter Isaacson describes how in the creation of the first Mac, Jobs formed a development team that operated outside of the boundaries of the Apple organization and was filled with people that "were creative, wickedly smart, and

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How Companies Kill Innovation

Innovation, and even Design Thinking, often gets killed by organizational processes or internal politics. Here is a really cool cartoon that shows you how it happens so that at least, we can all be vigilant.

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What can Design do for Business Innovation?

The UK Design Council has produced a nice little video interview with the likes of IDEO's Paul Bennett and Professor Roberto Verganti (of Design Driven Innovation fame) sharing their thoughts on what is design and what design can do for businesses. <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12819375?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=ffffff" width="521" height="293"

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We should Ban the Word Innovation

Scott Berkun, author of "The Myths of Innovation", shares on the Economist why we should all ban the word innovation. He writes:

Einstein, Ford, Picasso and Edison rarely said the word innovation and neither should you. Every Fortune 500 crowd I've said this to

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