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DIY Sensors

Posted by on 17 Feb 2012 | Tagged as: biomimicry, CleanWeb, innovation, sensors

A defining feature of life is that it senses: sound, smell, touch, temperature, humidity, light, motion, vibration, orientation. Most of us carry multiple sensors with us every day inside our smartphones. Sensors that know which way you’re holding the phone and re-orient the screen image for instance. Our automobiles contain dozens of sensors that make them more efficient and safer. And in the coming decade  you’ll find sensors showing up in all sorts of places. To get a glimpse into the (very near) future check out these Kickstarter projects:

And a few additional links:

And most important – take look into how nature does sensing: http://www.asknature.org/search?category=default&query=sense.

The Innovation Genome Project

Posted by on 12 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: biomimicry, innovation

Meet Bill O’Connor: part of the Corporate Strategy + Engagement team at Autodesk. Bill has a big idea. Actually, much more than an idea. Check it out:

To me the Innovation Genome Project is a way to help us move from Innovation Thinking and Innovation Talking to Innovation Action. Meaning, making your own (and my own) work more innovative. It’s about going beyond innovation as some celestial abstraction shining in the sky, and transforming it into an energized, tough-minded, exhilarating real-world thing to do to make sure our work has as much positive impact as possible on a world that can use all the innovation it can get.

Continued at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com

To me the Innovation Genome Project is a way to help us move from Innovation Thinking and Innovation Talking to Innovation Action. Meaning, making your own (and my own) work more innovative. It’s about going beyond innovation as some celestial abstraction shining in the sky, and transforming it into an energized, tough-minded, exhilarating real-world thing to do to make sure our work has as much positive impact as possible on a world that can use all the innovation it can get.