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Why outsourcing innovation is going to be big for the tech industry and beyond

Why outsourcing innovation is going to be big for the tech industry and beyond | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Paul Jozefak, co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs, argues that outsourcing innovation will become a mainstream business practice and a key driver of ...
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Over the next few years outsourcing innovation may become as common and as intuitive in certain industries as outsourcing communication, manufacturing or accountancy. The mixture of financial and practical benefits, coupled with economic pressure and disruptive technology, makes outsourcing innovation a compelling new option for businesses.

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Citizen Science opening up scientific research to the general public | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation

Citizen Science opening up scientific research to the general public | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Drawing on the capabilities of social networks, scientists are collaborating with private individuals to help carry out their research work at a large scale.
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Citizen Science brings scientific methodology and vocabulary – which are sometimes little known to the volunteer collaborators – into their daily lives by constantly engaging with them on social networks. Various projects use traditional style networks to mobilize new volunteers – such as Meetup, which reaches out to amateurs keen on taking part in scientific initiatives and who are already part of online groups, or even the giant networks like Facebook and Twitter. However some research teams also collaborate with software developers to try to make the citizen exchanges interactive and fun.  For Foldit, which explores the various possible combinations of proteins, an app has been developed in the form of a puzzle that encourages players to try and resolve combinations which computers cannot unravel. This kind of process can benefit both sides, since while they are busy collecting data volunteers get a better grasp of their own environment, which may well lead them to modify their day-to-day habits.

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10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9C? Adjust your thermostat then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.
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Move closer to work--a short commute is worth more than a big house

Help others--100 hours a year is the magical number

Practice smiling--it can alleviate pain

Plan a trip--but don’t take one

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6 Key Digital Trends Affecting Marketers in 2013, New Research | Social Media Examiner

6 Key Digital Trends Affecting Marketers in 2013, New Research | Social Media Examiner | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Discover 6 key digital trends with a significant impact on your engagement strategies and what you need to know to maximize value for your brand.
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Your goal as a marketer should be to distribute content across as many types of media and platforms as your budget can allow. Make fast, confident decisions that give digital consumers opportunities to buy.

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Public Transit Ideas from the Urban Data Challenge | Sustainable Cities Collective

Public Transit Ideas from the Urban Data Challenge | Sustainable Cities Collective | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
While city planners and officials regularly use data to measure things like ridership and congestion, they’ve yet to fully harness the power of data to communicate the human experience of using public transport.
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Despite the success of the Urban Data Challenge, the potential to leverage big data to improve the quality of urban life remains largely untapped. If anything, the most successful projects revealed more questions than answers.

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A Boycott of Academic Ranking Systems?

A Boycott of Academic Ranking Systems? | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Universities and institutions of higher education across the globe are being impacted by structural change, guided by principles of the entrepreneurial university. The imposition of New Public Mana...
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The down­side is an aca­demic routine biased towards quant­it­at­ive per­form­ance indic­at­ors (research fund­ing, num­ber of doc­tor­ates and gradu­ates) and a neg­lect of qual­it­at­ive cri­teria. Work in aca­demia has changed fun­da­ment­ally in both design and con­tent. Teach­ing and research are increas­ingly being obstruc­ted by the growth of admin­is­trat­ive respons­ib­il­it­ies.

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Designing for Experience: Arousing Boredom to Evoke Predefined User Behaviour

Designing for Experience: Arousing Boredom to Evoke Predefined User Behaviour | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
In the light of Cultural Computing, this study influences user affect and behaviour by touching upon core values of Western culture.
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Design Guidelines for Arousing Boredom

Based on this literature, we introduce the following guidelines for arousing boredom:

G1: Induce sensory deprivation by reducing external stimuli to a minimum 
G2: Create monotony, by using highly predictive repetitive stimuli 
G3: Prevent drowsiness by using stimuli with high intensity.
G4: Do not satisfy the need for excitement; rather use the user’s expectation to create an anti-climax. 
G5: Avoid any novelties, changes and surprises; everything should seem in place and make sense.
G6: Do not mentioning a wait on forehand, nor explaining the length and reason of it. 
G7: Emphasize the passage of time during a wait.

 
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Wat als… Big Data de wereld op z’n kop zet?

We verzamelen steeds meer gegevens. Wat kunnen we met deze berg aan data? Kan Big Data grote beloftes inlossen of is het de doos van Pandora?
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Kan Big Data inderdaad die grote beloftes inlossen of is het de doos van Pandora? Willen we dat elke beweging van ons getraceerd, opgeslagen wordt en gekoppeld aan andere gegevens?

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A Game of Open Innovation: Who Wins? | 15inno

A Game of Open Innovation: Who Wins? | 15inno | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
A key objective of open innovation is to become a preferred partner of choice within an innovation eco-system. Not everyone wins here, but the game has not yet
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The thinking behind the teaching: How to make a Khan-style video

Salman Khan, the MIT alumnus and founder of Khan Academy, has shared his experience in creating Khan-style videos (KSV) with Anant Agarwal and the edX team through--appropriately enough--a Khan-sty...
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Hand drawn and not emotionless

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BiG Data Value Hackathon

BiG Data Value Hackathon | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
The BiG Data Value Week (hackathon)

Get BiG Data-expertise for your company's challenges of today, work on exciting value cases for businesses during the BiG Data Value Hackathon.
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Harlem Shake Shakes Up The YouTube Monetization Model

Harlem Shake Shakes Up The YouTube Monetization Model | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Have you wondered why the "Harlem Shake" meme became such a world-class phenomenon in such a short time? To say it shook up the music industry is an understatement. But why?
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In an interview with the Washington Post, INDMusic's monetization model was described as the "Holy Grail" of the Internet. Here, INDMusic CEO Brendon Martinez relates in layman's terms how his music company has used YouTube views to not only make a profit, but to share proceeds with uploaders.

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3D Printing Promises to Change Everything | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network

3D Printing Promises to Change Everything | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
3D printing is hot right now. The promises of customization and its potential to disrupt the market are of great interest. It's being exploited by scientists ...
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3D printing is hot right now. The promises of customization and its potential to disrupt the market are of great interest.

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The big data Wild West: The good, the bad and the ugly

The big data Wild West: The good, the bad and the ugly | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Ron Bodkin of Think Big Analytics discusses the best and worst practices for adopting big data technologies and actually getting results. Companies must beware of dangerous decisions, charlatans and disastrous missteps.
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Big Data and the Library of Babel | SmartData Collective

Big Data and the Library of Babel | SmartData Collective | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
More than a century before the rise of cloud computing and the mobile devices connected to it, the imagination of Charles Babbage foresaw another library of Babel, one where “the air itself is one vast library, on whose pages are forever written all...
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“The information produced and consumed by humankind used to vanish,” Gleick concluded, “that was the norm, the default.  The sights, the sounds, the songs, the spoken word just melted away.  Marks on stone, parchment, and paper were the special case.  It did not occur to Sophocles’ audiences that it would sad for his plays to be lost; they enjoyed the show.  Now expectations have inverted.  Everything may be recorded and preserved, at least potentially: every musical performance; every crime in a shop, elevator, or city street; every volcano or tsunami on the remotest shore; every card played or piece moved in an online game; every rugby scrum and cricket match.  Having a camera at hand is normal, not exceptional; something like 500 billion images were captured in 2010.  YouTube was streaming more than a billion videos a day.  Most of this is haphazard and unorganized.”

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GREINER Model: Organisatie Verandering of Organisatie Ontwikkeling? - ManagementPro

GREINER Model: Organisatie Verandering of Organisatie Ontwikkeling? - ManagementPro | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Het Greiner Model laat je de groei-/ontwikkelfases zien waardoor iedere(!) organisatie gaat: geen veranderingen dus, maar (vaak) logische ontwikkelingen.
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interesting interview; leader in action (english interview)

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Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Serendipity

Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Serendipity | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
I have pointed out the importance of diversity for innovation and organizational adaptability. Diversity is a crucial precursor to serendipity.
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Innovation and adaptability require deliberate, but also increasingly emergent approaches in order to succeed. Diversity and serendipity can be considered as necessary ingredients to stay competitive in the time to come. Serendipity can’t be literally engineered, but be shaped within given limitations. The likelihood for serendipitous encounters to occur can be increased by establishing appropriate preconditions, such as

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JC CAILLIEZ, PhD's curator insight, June 15, 2013 6:30 AM

La sérendipité n'est pas un accident. Prouvons-le aussi en recherche !

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BYOD is for amateurs. Try bring-your-own-laboratory

BYOD is for amateurs. Try bring-your-own-laboratory | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
University of Illinois researchers have created an app and a sensor-filled cradle that turn an iPhone into a mobile spectrophotometer. The combination of that mobile lab data and metadata such as location might prove very valuable.
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Like all things mobile or sensor, though — from SkinScan (now SkinVision) to health care apps like Ginger.io — the biggest value might come from data that has nothing to do with what the app is primarily measuring. Rather, when data about a certain condition, air quality or what have you is tagged with time and geodata, for example, it becomes the basis for mapping how situations are spreading or where there might be safe haven.

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MANAGEMENT THINKING

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Big data have opened the information floodgates, but how do corporations translate this new digital wealth into competitive advantage and profits?

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The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.’s Entrepreneurs Together

The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.’s Entrepreneurs Together | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.
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Encouraging entrepreneurs to try to solve such challenges is intriguing. But can it work in a town that has become more hospitable to partisan gridlock than creative compromise, where one man’s solution is anathema to his neighbor? The prospect of austere government budgets under the so-called sequester presents further challenges for an accelerator whose members are squarely in the public-private space.

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27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012 | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year.
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Known unknowns and unknown unknowns reality in 2012

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Norvig Web Data Science Award

Norvig Web Data Science Award | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
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What do Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM etc. have in common, if anything?

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Online courses need human element to educate

Online courses need human element to educate | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
Douglas Rushkoff says MOOC's hold huge promise as the next front for affordable education, but need to develop a way for students who use them to engage with one another in the real spirit of learning...
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My view: MOOCS have huge social potentiai...

 

Agree with writer: education does not happen in isolation.

Whether it's philosophy students arguing in a dorm about what Hegel meant, or fledgling Java programmers inspecting one another's code, people learn best as part of a cohort. The course material is almost secondary to the engagement. We go to college for the people.

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My view: MOOCS have huge social potentiai...

 

Agree with writer: education does not happen in isolation.

Whether it's philosophy students arguing in a dorm about what Hegel meant, or fledgling Java programmers inspecting one another's code, people learn best as part of a cohort. The course material is almost secondary to the engagement. We go to college for the people.

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How 'big data' is changing lives

How 'big data' is changing lives | Innovation and Research | Scoop.it
A lifetime of data in a day? How 21st Century data deluges are changing the way we live.
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Data is increasingly defining us - from the information we share on the web, to that collected by the numerous companies with whom we interact. Intrigued by the sheer scales involved, photojournalist Rick Smolan wanted to see how data was transforming the world.

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