Height. Light. And Movement. – Improving The Retail Experience Virtually

Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away…My apologies; the recent purchase of Lucas Film by Disney has given me Star Wars nostalgia. I remember a time when stop motion photography and the destruction of meticulously crafted models were considered the pinnacle of movie special effects. It was also a time when I was

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Renee Hopkins

Winning Program: Bringing the 3DEXPERIENCE to the Front End of Innovation

On the eve of Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Forum in Orlando, I talked with Michel Tellier, Vice President of Defense and Aerospace at Dassault Systemes. Our conversation was a follow-up to the talk we had in June about how the 3D experience platform can drive innovation in the aerospace and defense industries. Tellier described DS’  about-to-debut Winning

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Jill Hart

Digital Glue: Is Email (Really) Improving Social Collaboration?

Perhaps one of my most perspective-reversing insights while attending EduWeb 12 occurred during a conversation with Chris Penn from What Counts, an email marketing company. The reason is that Chris views email as a social collaboration tool. What!?  As I tried to digest that notion I couldn’t help but imagine my overflowing Yahoo Mailbox with thousands

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Thierry de Baillon

Innovation, Complexity and Social Business – Part 2

Reconciling Organizational Improvement and Reinvention Through Social Business Design This post is the second of a two-parts article on innovation and social business co-written with Ralph-Christian Ohr (@ralph_ohr). A striking change of focus in the social business arena occurred during the last five years. Despite the fact that Andrew McAfee’s original definition specified its scope

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Andrea Meyer

Looking forward to 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM

Next week is Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America, the company’s premier customer event. Al Bunshaft, Managing Director, North America, will kick off the event, which will be keynoted by Joe Pine, author of  the bestselling The Experience Economy and the new Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier. Next, Bernard Charlès, Dassault Systèmes’ President

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Thierry de Baillon

Innovation, Complexity and Social Business – Part 1

Business Model Innovation as Wicked Problem This post is the first of a two-parts article on innovation and social business co-written with Ralph-Christian Ohr (@ralph_ohr). We live in an age where emergent technologies continue to have massive effects on business and society. Rising complexity requires companies and economies to cope with increasingly interlocking systems. If we

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Andrea Meyer

Zappos’ Collaborative Culture on a City Scale #BIF8

As we saw in an earlier post about Pixar, there’s value in designing a workspace to encourage “random collisions” for people to interact and share ideas. Creative agencies like TBWA\Chiat\Day have been doing that for decades. At BIF8, Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh is now taking that concept to a new level. Consider it sharing on steroids. After

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Jill Hart

Six Ways the Trek Bicycle Company Collaborates with Customers

For decades it was common practice for designers to create product ideas and take them to a manager or design team for review. Designers would gulp down critics’ feedback,  revise, then send the specs on to the engineering team for development. Today, however, that process has dramatically changed.  It’s no longer enough to embrace the ideas of the design team

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Andrea Meyer

Best-Selling Innovation Books?

Yesterday’s innochat was about best-selling innovation books, with the discussion focusing on why there are few “best sellers” and what characteristics make a book about innovation valuable. Innochat participants described their favorite innovation books. Here’s a roundup of their recommendations, which expands on our earlier related post, Recommended Sources on Collaborate Innovation. Renee Hopkins (@Renee_Hopkins) recommended

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Andrea Meyer

To Lead Innovators, be Edison, not Eisenhower #WIFNY

Adding to Renee’s point about the importance of experimentation, let me expand on with an example of what Scott Cook, founder and CEO of Intuit, said. At the World Innovation Forum, Scott Cook made the point that leadership in innovation is about experimentation — putting forth hypotheses and testing them to see if they’re right. 

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