Posted by Plish on June 28, 2012
I visited a client today; we’re designing a truly market-changing product.
A team member showed me a prototype he mocked up.
It was a combination of: a cut-up version of a currently marketed product, part of a prescription drug bottle, and some white tape.
Innovations don’t start with fancy prototypes.
All you need is an idea, passion and tape.
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Posted by Plish on June 14, 2012
Yesterday, I was at the NeoCon 2012 Design Expo. While many, if not most, of the companies touted themselves as being innovative, there were a handful that caught my eye for different reasons.
People need people to heal, so anything that helps family and friends be with a sick person is most welcome in patient care settings. The “sleepToo” is an amazing piece of furniture. While the addition of features is often antithetical to innovation, this combo gets kudos for eliminating multiple other pieces of furniture and ultimately saving space in all too often cramped, patient rooms. Want to sit and look at your laptop? Go ahead. Put your feet up? No prob. And, if you get tired, a quick press of a button deploys a bed so you can “sleepToo.”
Then there’s the GymyGym. This is another attempt at eliminating mulitple pieces of exercise equipment to save room. It’s a great idea and everything you need to get a workout is right there on your chair and you don’t need benches and weights lying around your office (or house). As the salesman told me, “You’ve got a Read the rest of this entry »
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