Idris Mootee

Another Product Innovation: Introducing The New Digitpon.

Digitpon, or digital tampon - is an innovative tampon design made of absorbent material capable of being compressed to self-sustaining form. A portion of the material is compressed to a rod-like shape to provide a rigid central support for the remaining relatively uncompressed portion.

 

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Why We Love Swedish Designs? Three Simple Reasons: Function, Aesthetics, and Affordability

What is so special about Swedish designs? Designers love Swedish designs. Swedish design scene is now more vibrant than ever despite the size of the economy. Take a look at the success of IKEA and H&M. Sweden's penchant for practical innovation stems in part from its geography; I imagine it is kind of a necessity when resources and materials are limited. There is one more thing in common: design for affordability.

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Design Is Cool. From Co-Creation to Design for Social Change. The Question Remains What Makes Design Strategic?

This is a week of design for me, meeting with two talented design practitioners in Boston who are running a very successful company, talked to the folks running two of the top design schools and interviewed 4 designers respectively from London, Brazil, LA and Toronto. And catching with my design reading on the weekend. UK has been a big believer that design can solve many problems and forget the role of economics in many of these issues.

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What Features Should Twitter Add Next? Twitter Music? Twitter Chat or Twitter Sex?

They need to figure a way to make money. What’s their business model? Is their one? Probably not, there isn’t one. But think about a suite of features and services that can be built around Twitter. Use a little creativity I can come up with a few good ideas. How about special interest Twitter? How about voice-enable Twitter?

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Scenario Planning Are Coming Back into Fashion. How Do You Develop Your "Wild Card" Scenarios to Make Your Strategy More Robust?

Every executive wants to know what’s the future will be like or what will likely to happen to their industry and what are the most disruptive forces will impact their bottom line or even survival. That’s why we use “Wild card” to paint scenarios. “Wild card” scenarios are in theory things that are not likely to happen, but most likely to create the highest impact and disruption. The idea of “wild card” scenarios is not to predict or calculate which scenario will occur, but to identify, where possible, important surprises that could occur.

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Is the Newspaper Industry Ready for a “Reset”? “Sharing” Is the New Advertising and “Content” Is the New Currency. Who Is the First to Press the “Reset” Button?

Can personalization save the newspaper? Should news be individualized? Should newspaper be social? The irony is that this steep economic downturn is a well-timed catalyst for progressive, pragmatic change in media business models – both print and broadcast. It is time for a “reset”.

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Social Innovation Is a Smart Business Strategy. Businesses Can Be Good Stewards of Our Societies

Innovation takes many forms, but social innovation is least understood and today there are pressing needs and urge for the creation, adoption and diffusion of innovations. Innovation takes many forms such technological, organizational, product, service and business model etc. The term ‘social innovation’ has come into common parlance in recent years.

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Prototyping Is One Way of Developing Strategic Agility. That Makes It a Strategy Tool in Additional to Just a Design Tool

Open-source software is nothing new and I am a big fan. Open-source hardware is something new. A 15-employee New York start-up called Bug Labs is helping companies to build rapid prototypes to support development new business models. This is something we live and breathe at idea Couture, prototyping and power point are the 2Ps of our everyday work.

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Bauhaus Is Not Just a Design Movement. What Business Can Learn from Bauhaus? How Can We Move from the Industrial Age - an Age of Exploitation to an Age of Regeneration?

I've been a Bauhaus follower for 30 years. I am still fascinated by some of work produced during that period. A Bauhaus Summer School workshop was hosted last month by Michael Zinganel who is a freelance architecture theorist, cultural historian, curator, and artist from Austria.

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Edward Tufte's on the Very Very Very Bad Design of Corporate Web Sites

Have been talking to a couple of very senior design practitioners this week and sharing my thoughts on the future of information design. Information design was never considered an important aspect in our societies or businesses. The digital revolution has changed our everyday lives with the constantly increasing volume of information in all shapes an forms. As new behaviors emerge as social technologies advancements in an unprecedented was resulting in the overall changing of our communication patterns and attitude towards privacy.

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