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Lateral Thinking

Le Dire et le Faire. Voici une idée lumineuse de système "D" qui apporte une petite lumière dans nombre de bidon-villes et pourquoi pas aussi dans nos cabanes de jardin ? Cette courte vidéo présente comment, avec une bouteille d'eau en plastique transparent additionnée d'un peu de javel, il est possible de bricoler un petit éclairage écologique sous un toit en tôle ondulée comme il y en a des millions dans de nombreux pays... Concrètement et au sens propre, cet exemple de petite lumière ne changera peut-être pas le monde mais il éclaire une voie d'innovation possible ... celle de la simplicité. La voici:En quoi sommes-nous concernés ? Certes, nous n'installerons pas tous cette "ampoule" solaire dans nos salons européens ... et c'est sans doute encore heureux.

Cependant, je connais des bricoleurs qui auraient pu le faire dans leur cabane de jardin ou dans un débarras sombre. Cette idée semble intéresser des tas de gens très pauvres dans de nombreux endroits du globe. Un bureau station de travail combiné avec un grand écran tactile courbé. Nombreux sont les concepts à essayer de déterminer quelles seront les interfaces Hommes-Machines de demain, et assez peu de ces produits arrivent à voir le jour et à connaître le succès. Il existe néanmoins quelques exceptions comme avec les manettes de la console de jeu Wii ou le Kinect de Microsoft, mais rares sont les nouvelles interfaces qui apportent quelque chose de plus par rapport aux traditionnels écrans-claviers-souris… Mais voici un concept qui pourrait s’avérer vraiment prometteur comme bureau de travail, avec un énorme écran tactile courbé pour que vous puissiez profiter de toute la surface de travail de votre bureau !

Voilà qui me paraît plus prometteur que la table tactile Microsoft Surface qui a fait un gros flop… Source. The Language of Discovery: Designing Big Data Interactions. Doc – Design Thinking. Buff Your Brain. 21 Awesome Quotes on Intuition. Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for finding most of these quotes. “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein“Trust yourself.

You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock“Systems die; instincts remain.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” – Henri Poincare“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.” – John Naisbitt“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” – Frank Capra “It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.” – Jonas Salk“All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.” - Immanuel Kant“Trust your own instinct. Image credit: The United States of Innovation (infographic) Innovation has gone global. The United States is no longer the majority source of patents in the world — though it does lead other countries by a wide margin, at least as measured by the number of innovative companies that call the U.S. home.

In this infographic from Good Magazine, the world map shows what percentage of Thomson Reuters’ “Global Innovators” list is headquartered in each country. The U.S. leads, with 40 percent of that list’s companies based here. It’s followed by Japan (with 27 percent), France (11 percent) and Sweden (6 percent). The most innovative industries on Thomson Reuters’ list were electronics and semiconductors, followed by chemical manufacturing, computer hardware, consumer products, machinery and telecom equipment. Click on the image above to see the full-size version. Image credit: Good Magazine. Hat tip: Amy. The Montessori Mafia - Ideas Market. By Peter Sims Getty Montessori learners It may seem like a laughable “only in New York” story that Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s untraditional private preschool for failing to prepare her for a private school admissions exam.

But her daughter’s future and ours might be much brighter with a little less conditioning to perform well on tests and more encouragement to discover as they teach in Montessori schools. Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs. Is there something going on here? The Montessori Mafia showed up in an extensive, six-year study about the way creative business executives think. Steve Jobs brainstorms with the NeXT team. 20 November '11, 08:48pm Follow The creation of NeXT and the sequential pivoting of the company from hardware to software to acquisition is one of the most fascinating episodes in the career of Steve Jobs.

Unfortunately, it’s also one of the least documented. Many of us had high hopes that the biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson would illuminate the period of his career that defined a lot of the skills and practices that have made Apple a success. Sadly, it didn’t deliver in that department, aside from a detailed description of the NeXT factory. This video is from a series called Entrepreneurs, that documents the creation of NeXT. My favorite phrase comes in relation to a statement he makes about making the best software for higher education,”If we can’t do that, then we oughta go broke.” She had a reputation for being the one to lock horns with Jobs and was even given an award internally by the team two years running for doing so.


ES. Lateral Thinking. Innovation - The Missing Dimension | Books | Richard K. Lester. Richard K. Lester and Michael J. Piore, Innovation – The Missing Dimension, Harvard University Press, Fall 2004. Amid mounting concern over the loss of jobs to low-wage economies, one fact is clear: America's prosperity hinges on the ability of its businesses to continually introduce new products and services. But what makes for a creative economy? For an answer, Richard K. One of these processes, analysis – rational problem solving – dominates management and engineering practice. But the authors also offer an unsettling critique of national policy.

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software (9780684868769): Steven Johnson. TED: Ideas worth spreading.