Tag Archives: product innovation

Why Philips Needs a CXO

Why Philips Needs a CXO

A large part of my career was spent at Philips and as a Dutchman. I was, and still am, proud of this Global Dutch company. At one point it was the last large consumer electronics giant still standing outside of Asia. Great new innovations such as the compact cassette (enabling Sony’s Walkman) and the compact discRead more

Strategy – Can a product have a vision and mission?

Strategy – Can a product have a vision and mission?

If you look around at product design processes, you find out that there are almost as many as there are products.  While some differ simply in terms of the order of the activities or stages in the product design process, others hardly appear to be describing a process at all.  Some jump from great ideaRead more

Innovations for Niche User Needs

Innovations for Niche User Needs

Tech is cool. And engineers just keep inventing cool tech, often without really considering what their inventions are really going to be used for. This is great news for user groups with ‘niche’ needs especially if there are multiple niches that can be served by the same technology. This week the Akendi UK team wasRead more

Product Innovation: Focus on needs, shop for the tech

Product Innovation: Focus on needs, shop for the tech

Does true product innovation require agility? Validating many concepts quickly and cheaply? Most companies will answer both questions with a big YES. “Our customers change their minds all the time because they do not know what they want!” is what we hear often. Agile and lean UX are considered to be the answer. I canRead more

Product Innovation – From film set model to remarkable customer experience

Product Innovation – From film set model to remarkable customer experience

Product Innovation never ceases to amaze me. I was given a nice box with a couple of artisan English ales over Christmas. The packaging, the shape of the bottles, the names of the beers all gave me the impression that I was about to taste (and have by now :-)) truly remarkable beers brewn inRead more