Posts tagged Innovation
What We Owe Each Other

We all make big investments in the people around us. Money, time, information, service. How can we know our resources are being well spent? In this edition of The Outrigger we examine the investment of generosity as a mindset, explain how much industrial design costs in a more literal sense, and review a book on anti-procrastination techniques so that your time can be spent wisely.

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The Art of Answering Questions

Unmet needs + curiosity is a catalyst for innovation. Your business is answering questions for people by creating solutions, or quite literally answering questions by spreading information and resources. If you haven’t reflected on your consumers’ needs recently, let’s do so together. In this issue we explore many questions and many answers.

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The Dream Work

The Dream Work newsletter focuses on human-centered design, Trig’s sponsorship of the Hangar6 rapid prototyping workspace, and a review of Dream Teams by Shane Snow. Subscribe for regular innovations, and all the ways we Explore | Prototype | Build.

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Blame the Parrot

I think there is a broader lesson for our Trig community - we are all building amazing things that have potential to change the world.  Once we think we have found success, it is easy to forget the disciplines of humility and open communication that got us to where we are today. If we allow ego to get in the way, we rob our future potential to build something greater than ourselves.

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Idea Award Winner Newsletter

Huge week for us here at Trig. We launched our new website! Check it out and let me know what you think. And… We're also proud to announce we've won another IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America.

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The Next Billion Dollar Tinkerer

Last year ASUS introduced a 3D printing project in which they provide CAD files through community forums for printable components that can be installed on ASUS products. In our latest thought piece, we dive into the idea that ASUS and other hardware companies could use this open-source methodology, along with 3D printing, to fundamentally accelerate the advances of our hardware world and bring the design process to the consumer. 

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Olympics Training and Our Product Design Process

For a long time people have referred to playing musical instruments or meditating as a way to stimulate your "right brain" and, in turn, boost creativity. While those are, in fact, ways to boost creativity, it is not exclusive to just the right half of your brain and unless you're playing the drums, you'll need a bit more movement to maximize the effect. 

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