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MMFG SUPERSTRUCT: A Future-Making Serious Game

by: Eliane Alhadeff

This fall, the Institute for the Future invites you to play Superstruct, the world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game.

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Our Latest Trend Forecast: Widget Culture, Crowd Madness, Eco-Maniac, Privacy Frantic and Nearly Free

by: Idris Mootee

A very busy Sunday night trying to get ahead before week starts. I have been getting lots of calls and emails from organizations that want to discuss equity partnership with Idea Couture last few weeks. They range from agency holding companies to big tech players. Will continue with these dialogues and in the meantime work out our 2 year plan. Just reviewing our latest trend forecast for the next 18 months and I thought I would share some of them with you here.

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An Experiment in Crowd-sourcing

by: Matt Rhodes

I had my first real experience of using crowd-sourcing to solve a business problem last week. We’re working on the design and concept for an online community that will be public later in the summer. The community is going to be covering an exciting topic and one that should appeal to a broad range of the target audience. What’s even better is the client is enthusiastic about sponsoring a community about the issues, rather than it having to be overtly product-led.

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The Appropriateness of Getting Your Customer to Design a Product for You?

Who would not want to believe in it? As far as anyone can tell it’s the best way to sell to today’s over-informed hyper-consumer. However even after extolling the virtues of it in my post “The Art of the Very Small Start”, I have some major doubts on the validity of this approach especially in the field of consumer electronics.

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Steelcase Second Life Chair Design Competition

by: Design Translator

Wow, this competition totally went under my radar. I would not have caught wind of this if I did not get my usual dose of virtual goodness at rebang. In fact it was his 10th post in his RSS feed and probably would have fallen off into internet oblivion if I had visited his site some other time.

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Can We Crowdsource Great Designs?

by: Design Translator

I stumbled over an interview conducted in 1957 between Mike Wallace and Frank Lloyd Wright where he discussed his thoughts on the common man and designing for the common man.

Wallace: What do you think of the average man in the United States who has little use for your ideas in architecture, in politics, in religion?

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Brand Tags - Crowdsourcing Brand Perceptions

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Wikipedia Is Like a Community Leaf Raking Project

by: Lynette Webb

This quote is slightly paraphrased but comes from a great recent article in The Guardian about Wikipedia by Nicholson Baker. www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/apr/10/wikipedia.internet

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Must see video: 'We Think' vs.'The Cult of the Amateur'

by: Alain Thys

Have you ever wondered what would happen if  We Think's Charles Leadbeater would meet Silicon Valley's self-proclaimed anti-christ Andrew Keen who's written The Cult of the Amateur ?

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Crowdsourcing Harry Potter?

by: Alain Thys

Spoiler alert: This post gives away a key plot point of the final Harry Potter book.  So if you've haven't finished the book, do not read on.

Last week Monday (at 1:30 AM) I finished part 7 of the Harry Potter series and after sat through the young man's wizardry adventures for thousands and thousands of pages, the end of the series felt like losing a friend.

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