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□□ The Complete List of User Experience (UX) Resources & Tools □□ — Free Code Camp — Medium. w20922. Discover Relevant Business Information. Product Strategy Management Software | Aha! Model success A business model defines your framework for success. It is your unique DNA and what makes your approach to the market and serving customers special. Articulate your value proposition, key advantages, go-to-market plans, and more. Challenges Challenges are what ails your customers and the pain you relieve. Solution Your solution is the primary way that you solve your customer's problems. Growth The growth opportunity is the size of the market and what you can capture. Vision explains the "why" Create a vivid picture of where you want your product to be in the future. Set goals Highlight your strategic objectives and the KPIs that you plan on achieving.

Identify initiatives Determine the key strategic workstreams that will help you realize your goals. Emerging forms of IoT innovation. “We don’t even know what it is yet. We don’t know what it is. We don’t know what it can be, we don’t know what it will be, we know that it is cool.” – The Social Network (dialogue by Aaron Sorkin)1 The transfiguration of the commonplace The protean inventor Nikola Tesla once made a prediction that must have seemed as fanciful to his Victorian contemporaries as the science fiction of the day. Today—a century and a digital revolution or two later—there is a sense in which Tesla’s “global brain” is becoming an actuality.

At first blush, the obvious implication is that everyday objects can and will become better, more efficient versions of what they already are. The linking of devices to networks changes the nature of these devices in at least two fundamental ways. What about us? As sweeping as it already is, this device-centric narrative omits a crucial point.

The observation that the IoT encompasses people is deceptively simple. From smart things to smart crowds Making the invisible visible. Reinventing the Consulting Business Model. The traditional consulting business model is based on two principle ideas: (1) hiring people (top talent if possible) and (2) charging clients a fee per hour or day for gaining access to this talent, its expertise and/or manpower. Depending on the type of consulting or the brand, the pendulum swings more towards focusing on providing, and buying on the customer side, the more sophisticated expertise or the simpler manpower. While the bulk of the consulting industry functions according to these basic principles, new business models have been successfully launched in recent years, just like the rise of freelance consulting which pro-vogue individuals to learn top Tips to Start a Successful Freelance Consulting Business, often creating superior value for customers, the firms themselves and the ecosystem they are embedded in (for more on these 3 types of value propositions, see Take your Business Model to the Next Level).

From hiring a team to offering flexible access to top talent. Ontology for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. This copyright applies to the Ontology for Innovation and accompanying documentation in RDF. Regarding underlying technology, this ontology uses W3C's RDF technology, an open Web standard that can be freely used by anyone. The exact definition of innovation is debatable both in the academic and practical sense. Neither an art or a science, its core function is to meet the wants and needs of others. It should be seen as separate but invaluable to enterprise, being concerned more with the application rather than the capitalisation of an idea. One key use case for this ontology is to faciliate the matching of needs and innovations. Usage || Improvement || Benefit matches ProblemUsage || Improvement || Benefit matches Symptom As already stated, there are no formal rules for matching by Improvements or Usage.

Datatype Properties: | expectedMarketEntry | Classes Class: Benefit [#] [back to top] Are Innovators Artists? | The Innovation Studio. Once I saw a mural containing two phrases: “Art for Art’s Sake,” and “Art for Man’s Sake.” Those paradoxical phrases capture the essence of a profound debate, not only for art, but also for innovation. It’s been said that the difference between fine artists and commercial artists is that commercial artists can pay their rent. Whether or not you agree, the point is that the commercial artist provides value that someone is willing to pay for while the artist is still alive. Because of my background in digital imaging, I worked with some famous artists in New York to create high-end giclee reproductions of their work.

One of the fine artists told me how to get into MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art: “First, you have to know somebody, and then, you have to die.” Deresiewicz notes: “Artisan, genius, professional: underlying all these models is the market. Vijay Govindarajan, Distinguished Professor at the Tuck School at Dartmouth describes innovation as “the commercialization of ideas.” Imitation is what makes us human and creative – Kat McGowan. Imitation might be a form of flattery, but it is also a good way to end up in legal trouble.

More than 6,000 lawsuits over patent infringements were filed in the United States last year. Samsung and Apple, locked in what’s been called the bloodiest corporate war in history, have jointly spent more than $1 billion in the past four years trying to prove that one poached the other’s smartphone technology. In today’s world, inventors are our heroes and our saviours – the geniuses who keep the world economy surging forward, who bring us the newest playthings and the latest comforts. We rely on inventors to build a cleaner, happier, more prosperous future. Copycats are a threat to this cheerful vision. Popular now Step by step, Americans are sacrificing the right to walk Is there such a thing as an almost-rape? Judge, jury and executioner: the unaccountable algorithm But according to a cluster of like-minded researchers, we’ve misunderstood how innovation really works.

Daily Weekly Explore Aeon. U.S. Cluster Mapping | Mapping a nation of regional clusters. The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty - Jeff Dyer, Nathan Furr, and Curtis Lefrandt. By Jeff Dyer, Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt | 9:00 AM September 11, 2014 It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide, start-ups have increased from 10 million to almost 100 million per year. That means new technologies and new competitors are hitting the market at an unprecedented rate. Although uncertainty is accelerating, it isn’t affecting all industries the same way.

That’s because there are two primary types of uncertainty — demand uncertainty (will customers buy your product?) Demand uncertainty arises from the unknowns associated with solving any problem, such as hidden customer preferences. Technological uncertainty results from unknowns regarding the technologies that might emerge or be combined to create a new solution. The mathematics of discovering new things. A visualization of the new model for how one new idea allows others. (Tria et al) Here’s your cool math for the day: a model showing that when one new thing happens, more will follow. It seems like common sense. If you listen to a new artist on your online music engine for the first time, you’ll likely become aware of many other of songs by that artists that you’ve never heard before.

And by discovering one new artist's music, you’ll be opened up to songs that the algorithm finds to be similar to it. The same occurs in biological evolution. So to Cornell University mathematics professor (and popular math communicator) Steven Strogatz, the paper that he and his colleagues released in Scientific Reportslooks at evolution in the broadest sense of the word. To explain the mathematical prints they detected, Strogatz and colleagues use a model that’s common in mathematics: An urn is filled with different colored balls, and one is drawn at random. But the new model gets a bit more complex. Updated Patent Lists & Free Tools. Demystifying Disruption. What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure. How Google Works. Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections.

Fecal transplant pills help patients avoid invasive procedures while restoring healthy gut bacteria. Courtesy of the Hohmann Lab hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the Hohmann Lab Fecal transplant pills help patients avoid invasive procedures while restoring healthy gut bacteria. Courtesy of the Hohmann Lab Fecal transplants can be life-saving for people with stubborn bacterial infections, but they're not for the faint of heart.

So doctors have come up with a way to make them more palatable: the frozen poop pill. People infected with Clostridium difficile suffer debilitating diarrhea, but the bug often defies antibiotics. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital figured they could improve on that. "Just getting the tube down is a problem," Dr. Enter the poop pill. A pill wouldn't require invasive procedures, the researchers speculated, and would be less likely to cause vomiting. By now you're probably wondering what a poop pill looks like. Web Summit Blog. Hundreds of fascinating companies are exhibiting at Web Summit – register your company here to be a part of it There are some genuine game-changers in this week’s selection of START companies, and they only add to the already impressive list of disruptive startups on their way to Web Summit in just a few weeks.

Just like our previous rundown of startups exhibiting in the same field at Web Summit 2014, the below companies cover all kinds of industries, from entertainment and recruitment to cartography and municipal politics. Some of them will be travelling to Web Summit from as far away as India or Los Angeles, while there are a couple of startups based just up the road from Web Summit HQ. Either way, some of these companies are bound to make waves in the tech industry, and maybe some of them will even follow in the steps of previous START successes like Nest, Vine and Dropbox. Duda Mobile – Palo Alto, USA MoviePilot – Venice, USA Teamwork – Cork, Ireland Mindmixer – Kansas City, USA. Is there a creativity deficit in science? In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, a 33-year-old software engineer at Europe’s largest Physics Laboratory (CERN), was frustrated with how the Internet would only enable sharing of information between clients and a single server. Doing anything more required establishing a new connection. To get around this, Berners-Lee had a creative idea—use a hypertext system that would elegantly connect machines and servers across a ‘world wide Web.’ Like any researcher, Berners-Lee had to find support to work on his idea.

He wrote up a 14-page proposal and sent it to his boss at CERN, Mike Sendall, who famously scribbled the following on the front-page: “Vague, but exciting….” We are all very lucky that Berners-Lee was in a time and place that gave the young engineer some latitude to pursue his vague but creative idea, one that would ultimately change the world. If Berners-Lee submitted that idea to government funding agencies for support, who knows where the Internet would be today? MacArthur Fellows Program Data: Creative People Move. Kickstarter Rockets Into the Mainstream After Facebook's $2B Oculus Buy | Wired Business. The Oculus Rift, as imagined in the original Kickstarter campaign. Image: Oculus When Facebook acquired Oculus earlier this week, the virtual reality outfit walked away with $2 billion in cash, stock, and potential bonuses.

But Facebook also bestowed a huge gift on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform that enabled Oculus in the first place. The $2-billion acquisition lent big-money credibility to Kickstarter and the many projects it helps incubate. The Facebook deal will put the afterburners on Kickstarter, investors and entrepreneurs say, igniting a financial engine that formerly powered only the most adventurous technologists.

It’s the clearest sign yet that Kickstarter has moved beyond hobbyists and is now being deeply integrated into the pipeline that funds Silicon Valley’s most prestigious startups. “This creates a broader funnel for possible ideas,” says Bubba Murarka, a partner at the venture capital shop Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Thought Catalog. Print & Play: Hasbro Announces Partnership with 3D Systems - BestTechie. Share This Post Today, one of the biggest names in toys, the Pawtucket, RI-based Hasbro, announced a new partnership with 3D Systems, one of the few companies in the business of selling 3D printers to consumers and businesses.

A press release published today explains that the two companies intend “to co-develop, co-venture, and deliver new immersive, creative play experiences powered by 3D printing for children and their families later this year.” Just what form that partnership will take, however, is as-yet unknown. Hasbro President & CEO Brian Goldner had this to say on the occasion of the announcement: “We believe 3D printing offers endless potential to bring incredible new play experiences for kids and we’re excited to work with 3D Systems, a recognized industry leader in this space.”

So what does this partnership mean in practical terms? Of course, this is all speculation. How a Few Monster Tech Firms are Taking Over Everything from Media to Space Travel and What it Means for the Rest of Us. The monster tech firms are stifling competition and consolidating their power while they expand into new markets.

Like the old industrial magnates, they want to control everything. The iconic view of tech companies almost invariably stress their roots in people’s garages, plucky individual entrepreneurs ready to challenge all comers. Yet increasingly the leading tech firms – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and especially Google – have morphed into vast tech conglomerates, with hands in ever more numerous, and sometimes not obvious, fields of endeavor. Ironically, the very entrepreneurial form that defeated Japan’s bid for global technological dominance is morphing into an American version of the famed keiretsu that have long dominated the Japanese economy.

Increasingly, American technology is dominated by a handful of companies allied to a small but powerful group of investors and serial entrepreneurs. Musk is not alone in the space game. Thank You!