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INNOVATION is today's equivalent of the Holy Grail. Rich-world governments see it as a way of staving off stagnation.
A remarkable story about Victorian platform innovation Radio is in flux. The first digital radio platform – DAB – is in danger of being eclipsed before most of us have even bought one.
by Maria Popova
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/07/Alfred-Hitchcock-by-Jack-Mitchell.jpeg" alt="" title="Alfred Hitchcock by Jack Mitchell" width="600" height="535" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-69024" /> Randall Stross recently wrote an interesting piece in the Times extolling the virtues of the Apple design process by comparing it to Google’s engineer driven approach.
The greatest innovations are the ones we take for granted, like light bulbs, refrigeration and penicillin. But in a world where the miraculous very quickly becomes common-place, how can a company, especially one as big as Google, maintain a spirit of innovation year after year?
A common feature amongst the top design portfolio and agency websites is a visually presented explanation of their design process.
DJ Kool Herc: 'When I extended the break, people were ecstatic, because that was the best part of the record to dance to.' Considering the event is thought to be the birth of a globe-spanning, music-based culture almost half a century old, the ambitions that lay behind it were endearingly modest. Cindy Campbell just wanted to raise a bit of money before the new school term began to buy some clothes from boutiques on Delancey Street, 10 miles south on Manhattan's Lower East Side, rather than wear the same clothes as her classmates who'd be shopping nearer home.
M'learned colleague Simon Hopkins related an anecdote from Neal Stephenson's historical novel Quicksilver , about how coffee's introduction to Britain was doubted as being a highly exotic acquired taste, if not a mindbending intoxicant due to the average constitution's lack of familiarity with caffeine.
Mashery's Circus Mashimus poster at SXSWi 2011 Picture the scene. There are around 4-6 people clustered around a table together.
Current neuroscience research confirms what creatives intuitively know about being innovative: that it usually happens in the shower.
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By now you have probably read this story about Urban Outfitters allegedly ripping off an Etsy artist’s necklace designs. As you know, I love this kind of thing. Nothing gets me more excited than busting someone who rips off an independent designer and tries to profit from their thievery.