Tag: Design Thinking


Samantha Payne Make Prosthetics Cool

Samantha Payne of Open Bionics spoke at Big Omaha 2016 about her company’s mission to create affordable, open source 3D printed bionics, their work at the Disney Techstars accelerator and rethinking what a human hand can be. She also discussed developing Iron Man, Frozen and Star Wars themed bionic hands for children.

Source: Samantha Payne at Big Omaha: “The point is to make prosthetics cool” [Video] – Silicon Prairie News

Design Principles That Attract the Millennial Traveller

For Millennials, the experience and the product are one in the same and the lines between the digital and physical experience are less defined, if at all.

Source: Five Design Principles to Attract the Millennial Traveller – Tnooz

Culture is Your Most Important Asset

It turns out the consultants were right. Now, I’ve not only embraced Drucker’s mantra of culture-eats-strategy, but I’ve upgraded to Bill Aulet’s religion of “culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too!”

Source: 3 Reasons Why Culture is Your Most Important Asset – UNREASONABLE

The Suitcase Canoe for City Dwellers

Playing with an origami canoe made of paper one day, Ghent-based designer Otto Van De Steene wondered whether a similar folding method translated to a sturdy, seaworthy material could help him get out onto the water more often. The result is ‘ONAK,’ a portable canoe that folds down to the size of a suitcase.

Source: Unfold Your Getaway: Canoe for City Dwellers Packs Down to a Suitcase | Urbanist

Business Innovation Factory Summit 2016

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I’m excited that I’ll be joining such an amazing group of innovators, storytellers and business luminaries at the BIF Summit in Providence, R.I. this September. Check out the awesome lineup and think about attending.

Source: Business Innovation Factory Summit 2016