Just like I did with my first book here’s an intro to my new book which is out now! The initial premise of the book was to highlight the various ways in which organisations sabotage their own research & innovation efforts. With time (I submitted my table of contents to Apress in July 2019), it… Continue reading Creating a Culture of Innovation (an introduction)
Update August 7th 2019: This will become a book, published by Apress in 2020. Follow #writingabook on @iotwatch on Twitter to hear more as I write it! NB: I have an idea for a second book about the cargo cult of corporate innovation but I’m not totally sure how I’d get people to contribute to… Continue reading The Cargo Cult of Innovation: the toxic habits of corporate innovation
(This is a follow-up to my blogpost as I’ve been invited to give one of the keynotes at the Umea Institute of Design’s Degree Show in Sweden next month.) So you’re about to graduate from an interaction design degree. Welcome to the rest of your life in the industry of design. Here are some harsh… Continue reading So you’re about to graduate
There’s a new book out called Design and the Creation of Value which at an eye watering £85 probably isn’t going to make it on to my reading list straight away but the review illustrates a point I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. “Moral or ethical value seems to have limited relation to design.” writes John… Continue reading The Value of Design
I was invited to speak at Fund Forum in Berlin a few weeks ago and wanted to share the crux of my argument to a room full of investors and investment managers. I believe that fundamentally, the investment model that Silicon Valley has developed around software is completely useless when it comes to helping early stage… Continue reading The £150K problem: how to properly fund #iot startups
(Talk given at a Telenor event in Oslo on January 10th 2017.) I’ve just come back from CES in Las Vegas and I can tell you, what can be connected is definitely on its way to being connected. Cities, homes, cars and much more. But the devil is in the details so I’ll be the devil’s… Continue reading All things, connected and considered.
I just came back from CES (thanks to Here for flying me over to see their work, I’ll write about that soon too) and wanted to write down some thoughts I’ve been having over the past few months which crystallised during this trip. I’ll be giving a talk tomorrow in Oslo at an event organised… Continue reading The end of design
I’ve been giving talks and having lots of meetings with executives across a number of different industries who are interested in the internet of things and aren’t quite sure what to do. Based on the past ten years of my work around this topic, here are some high-level recommendations. Assumptions: chances are you have a… Continue reading So you want an internet of things strategy?
Not a particularly productive day (I may be nursing a cold) today but lots of thinking about what we know, what we don’t know and what we choose to ignore. It turns out for example that there isn’t any regulation on what distance is required for you to be able to use the term ‘local’on… Continue reading Day 3 of Mozilla OpenIOT DesignSprint
I recently gave a talk at the closing event of an EU-funded program to support the creative industries around Coventry and it gave me an opportunity to think about my ‘practice’. This is a word people in the creative industries like. It sounds like ‘craft’ but with more intent, more direction. I don’t think of… Continue reading New Creatives