Anticipatory design changes the dynamic between consumers and companies, says Michael Koziol of HUGE, Inc. Using data, anticipatory design allows companies to seek out the consumer, rather than the traditional search-and-find method.
Nature uses everything. Rather than maximizing – using more supplies or resources – nature optimizes resources. According to Anica Landreneau of HOK, this principal reduces waste and cost, and is applicable to almost any business or personal practice.
The housing future for the developing world is uncertain, according to Cary Strickland of RTI International. To successfully address this megatrend, developers and other construction industry professionals need to change the way they approach traditional housing, from the adopting new technology to meeting the users’ needs.
Since the beginning, Glen Raven has been an innovative company, introducing the world to pantyhose in 1959. Paige Mullis, director of concept development at Glen Raven, discusses how innovation still plays a role today in laying the foundations for future business.
Innovation and design never happen in isolation. To Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror, creating innovative design is an intentional, collaborative process driven by an idea and born out of love.
Since its inception, social technology has always been trying to capture and recreate human interaction, says Taron Lizagub of Knoxlabs, Inc. From chatrooms to Facebook to Snapchat, we’ve been trying to emulate this connection in various ways. Virtual reality is the next step down that path, exchanging more emotion and empathy between the medium and user.
NASA is widely known as a pioneer in scientific research and application. That’s not an accident, according to Steve Gaddis of NASA. About 20 percent of employees’ time is dedicated to ‘whitespace’ – out-of-the-box, creative thinking.