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Navigating Through Complexity ~ Future of CIO

Navigating Through Complexity ~ Future of CIO | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Complexity has increased exponentially and has become the part of digital new normal. Imagine the complexity that comes in due to these characteristics (less structure, rules and regulations, diversity, volatility, ambiguity, unpredictability, lack of linearity and increased flux) working and impacting together. So the question is how to navigate it through, and what’re the best scenarios to manage such complexity?

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Student’s Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

Student’s Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Simin Qiu, the creator and designer of this concept designed the faucet such that it passes water via a double turbine .The latter rotates as the water courses through it thus bring about a lattice of elaborate and beautiful jets of water. Less water is used to form this intricate swirls, in fact it reduces the flow of water by 15%.This means that less water is utilized at any point in time, thus saving you water. Three nozzles are available all creating different water swirl patterns. The  Design concept award in 2014 was awarded to Qiu for this concept. In order to retain the sleek and elegant design, the operation of this faucet is carried out with a simple touch button at the top.


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Collaborative innovation as a sustainable process

Collaborative innovation as a sustainable process | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Collaborative innovation: Motivated people who share a vision, need a tool to collaborate on innovation through the exchange of ideas, information and work.

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What Are 9 Characteristics Of Innovative Leaders? #infographic

What Are 9 Characteristics Of Innovative Leaders? #infographic | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

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6 Medtech Predictions to Watch Out for in 2016 | Qmed

6 Medtech Predictions to Watch Out for in 2016 | Qmed | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

From home healthcare taking some baby steps to retailers driving telemedicine, there is change on the way next year, say experts at Frost & Sullivan and the design firm Nottingham Spirk.

 

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5 More Ways to Kill Innovation in Your Company | Qmed

5 More Ways to Kill Innovation in Your Company | Qmed | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Want to figure out how to bring more innovation to your company? A good start is to know what not to do.

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Gartner’s 2016 Strategic Technology List, Featuring Internet Of Everything, Smart Machines And Digital Mesh

Gartner’s 2016 Strategic Technology List, Featuring Internet Of Everything, Smart Machines And Digital Mesh | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Gartner have released their top strategic trends for 2016, and unsurprisingly there is a heavy emphasis on the Internet of Everything, autonomy, smart devices and connectivity.
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Flowchart: How to implement innovation management

Flowchart: How to implement innovation management | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
A free flowchart about how innovation management systems should be implemented. See how our methodology and approach make a difference!
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Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of current social media research tools

Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of current social media research tools | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

The popularity of social media sites and the ease at which its data is available means these platforms are increasingly becoming primary sources for social research. Wasim Ahmedpresents a quick look at some of the tools available to social scientists for analysing social media data and also reflects on the limitations of the platforms and the methods used for this type of research.

I have a social media research blog where I find and write about tools that can be used to capture and analyse data from social media platforms. My PhD looks at Twitter data for health, such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. I am increasingly asked why I am looking at Twitter, and what tools and methods there are of capturing and analysing data from other platforms such as Facebook, or even less traditional platforms such as Amazon book reviews.


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Innovation Excellence | If It’s Not Different, It’s Not Innovation

Innovation Excellence | If It’s Not Different, It’s Not Innovation | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Creative products are novel and useful; Innovative products are novel, useful, and successful. Beforehand, it’s impossible to know if something will be successful, but if it’s useful there’s a chance it could be...
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Seven Steps to Apply Design Economically in Startups

Seven Steps to Apply Design Economically in Startups | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Startups' biggest challenge is designing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and using it to prove that a niche with paying customers can be profitably acquired. Seemingly, the more innovative the product is, the harder the initial early adopters are to...
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Useful tips for that difficult task of designing the MVP

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Why Europe should invest in imitation, not innovation

Why Europe should invest in imitation, not innovation | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
In economic debates, it is about as close to a mantra as you can get: Innovation is good, and faster innovation is even better. You can never have too much of it. The World Bank, in a recent report, bemoaned what it called Europe’s “innovation deficit” and questioned whether Europe had “fundamental flaws in its economic environment”...
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Intersting arguments about when a country or company shoudl invest in innovation and be a leader and whenit is more prudent to hang back and be a follower.

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'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate

'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will create new priorities, costs, and opportunities in virtually every industry.

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The Internet of Things will create new priorities, costs, and opportunities in virtually every industry.

David Collet's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:16 AM

I think this is something to be concerned about.

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, August 15, 2014 12:36 PM

... And about how ALL Experiences are both designed and consumed! #InnovateorDie #ConnectedBrain

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Will collective intelligence change the way we work?

Will collective intelligence change the way we work? | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
We're in the midst of a transformation in how businesses are organized. Typical corporate hierarchies are starting to look overrated, and changes in coordination technology have the power to make work and innovation even more democratic.

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7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the years, Goldstein has learned some important lessons about how to create an environment where innovation thrives. Here are seven essentials.

 

Be A Sponge

 

Innovators are intellectually curious and thrive on absorbing new information that may help their ideas. The I-lab holds regular programming and has a mentoring program to help innovators learn as much as they want to learn. Even if you don’t have the benefit of the I-lab, continually seeking out the information you need and people who can teach you essential skills and information is an important part of being innovative, she says.

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Here's what Harvard students learn about how to create an environment where innovation thrives.

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 16, 4:21 AM
It's a year for creativity and innovation is also on my horizon.  This quick read provides some insight into a few ways into this important space!
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Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
How will we live in the future? How will emerging technologies change our lives, our economy and our businesses? We should begin to think about the future now. It will be here faster than you think.

Let’s explore seven current emerging technologies that I am thinking about that are set to change the world forever.
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Big Companies Struggle with Innovation & Must Give Way to Entrepreneurs - Crowdfund Insider

Big Companies Struggle with Innovation & Must Give Way to Entrepreneurs - Crowdfund Insider | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Global consulting firm Accenture has published research reflecting on how difficult it is for big corporations to incorporate an innovation culture: One th
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The Frugal Way to Grow

The Frugal Way to Grow | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Frugal innovation is associated with resource-constrained and low-income emerging economies such as those of Africa, India, and China, but we have recently seen the rise of frugal innovation efforts in developed nations including the U.S. and in Europe. These are not primarily cost-cutting measures, a response to financial constraint or a tepid economy. Rather, across the developed world, companies are beginning to use frugal innovation as a growth strategy. They are introducing a larger lineup of new products and services, often with greater economic and social value, at a much lower cost and using fewer natural and financial resources. Their goal is not to create cheap offerings. They want to create more effective offerings that draw people in with their simplicity, while also cutting down on the use of various resources.

 

It turns out that the four key attributes of frugal innovation — affordability, simplicity, quality, and sustainability — are exactly the qualities that customers in mature markets want most. This makes frugal innovation a viable growth strategy for companies expanding in those markets, not just in emerging economies.


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Pioneering companies in mature economies are learning from emerging market companies a new way to expand their businesses. The four key attributes of frugal innovation are exactly what customers in mature markets want most.

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The Frugal Way to Grow

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The Frugal Way to Grow

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Making innovation work

Making innovation work | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Today, innovation is central to advanced and emerging economies alike; in many OECD countries, firms invest as much in the knowledge-based assets that drive innovation, such as software, databases, research and development, firm-specific skills and organisational capital, as they do in physical capital, such as machinery, equipment or buildings. 


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Innovation is the Future of Marketing and Customer Experience

Innovation is the Future of Marketing and Customer Experience | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

If you take a step back and look at the topline trends, the main focus of these innovation centers is also examining the deeper understanding of customer needs [35%]. That’s wonderful as people should always come first. It also seems to me that these innovation centers have things backwards. It should never be technology first. Without knowing the expectations, behaviors and values of digital customers, innovative technology is left without purpose. And, without purpose, technology is merely a means without an end. I learned this time and time again in my work in studying digital transformation. .

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Time to think like an entrepreneur and focus on customer

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Cheap and cheerful

Cheap and cheerful | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
VICTOR HUGO once said that “nothing can stop an idea whose time has come”. He failed to add that a lousy product launch can delay it. In the first decade of this...
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Innovation Excellence | Innovation Psychology: Innovate like Leonardo da Vinci

Innovation Excellence | Innovation Psychology: Innovate like Leonardo da Vinci | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
I want to focus on a personal passion, innovating at the interface between art and science.
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Innovation often happens when spheres of knowledge connect. The trick is to be sufficiently knowledgeable in multiple sectors to recognise connections.

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The Growth Accelerator – Managing Innovation Based Growth | Innovation Management

The Growth Accelerator – Managing Innovation Based Growth | Innovation Management | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Growth is on the top of the management agenda as shareholders simply demand return on invested capital and current business is not delivering it. So what is the best route companies can take to achieve it? How can companies create and accelerate growth? To succeed companies must possess the capabilities and take a systematic approach to go beyond their core business.
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Great systematic approach for growth strategies.

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The Five Hottest Innovation Tools

The Five Hottest Innovation Tools | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Here are five of the hottest innovation tools out there right now, but I cannot vouch for their staying power. Only brainstorming seems to have that, and even that vaunted tool has its detractors.
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