Category Archives: Innovation

Top Products

Walter Mosberg of the Wall Street Journal wrote his last article for that publication today. He last article provided his view of the top 12 influential tech products. Five out of twelve of the products are from Apple (in chronological order): Newton MessagePad (1993) iPod (2001) iPhone (2007) MacBook Air (2008) iPad (2010) These products…

Honda has designed a new unicycle robot

Honda has designed and demonstrated a new unicycle that is similar to the Segway for people who want to sit down instead of stand up. The design is impressive in how it works, simplicity of use, and compactness. What remains to be seen is how much it costs, when it will be available, and whether…

Apple Innovation

At the end of the day, I know it’s a cliche, but people are our most important asset in the world by far. It’s people who deliver innovation. We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day….

Microsoft Innovation

Dick Bass on Microsoft’s lack of Innovation A critique from a former Microsoft VP about Microsoft issues with innovation shows that even with huge resources, talented people, and world class research, cultural roadblocks and internal competition can severely impede successful delivery of innovation. Official Microsoft Response Surprisingly, as John Gruber noted, Microsoft officially responded without…

Do You Want Magic or Specs?

There is a lot of reaction to the iPad announcement and much of it is criticism. Fraser Spiers explains it as Futureshock. Much of the commentary is about how the iPad is not like other computers as if this is a bad thing. How would innovation occur if suppliers listened to sources like ZDNet (10…

What makes a Successful Tablet?

Daring Fireball has a thought provoking retrospective on the Newton regarding how the new Apple tablet will differ from its tablet predecessors. This will eventually make a classic marketing and product management case study once the dust settles and we see how successful or not the new product(s) become. Newton Messagepad tablet Newton with keyboard…

The Process of Innovation

The Dubberly Design Office has posted a lot of useful information on Design and Innovation. I particularly like the thought provoking and attractive models. Warning needs to be studied in detail. A Model of Innovation More Innovation Models Reward their generosity in making these models available by sharing your own innovation models.