Innovation, Technology & Culture

INNOVATION INSIGHTS FROM JOEL DELMAN

A selection of innovation insights from a variety of sources, including: Wired, Fast Company Design, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Gizmodo, Tech Crunch, and Engadget. If you’d like to chat about anything you see, feel free to reach out or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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Innovation, Technology & Culture
Trade Dress & Trademark Litigation
Our Merch, Ourselves
November 13, 2023
joel's thoughts:

What do the brands we wear say about us? Interesting thoughts here...

Industrial Design & User Experience
Innovation, Technology & Culture
IDEO Cuts 1/3 of Staff and Closes Offices
November 7, 2023
joel's thoughts:

Is the era of design thinking truly over, or did IDEO just jump the shark it created?

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Industrial Design & User Experience
The Price we Pay for Wearing Noise Canceling Headphones
October 9, 2023
joel's thoughts:

I've always believed there are significant costs to wearing noise-canceling devices, some more obvious than others... Great to see an article that lays it all out

Industrial Design & User Experience
Innovation, Technology & Culture
Rage-Poking and Wet Fingers: Why Gadgets Need More Buttons
October 3, 2023
joel's thoughts:

Fantastic article about user interface problems posed by touch screens... Great to see such excellent coverage in the mainstream press

Industrial Design & User Experience
Innovation, Technology & Culture
Can Polaroid Survive the AI Era?
September 29, 2023
joel's thoughts:

Polaroid's success in the digital era is a testament to its brand's proposition: The value of a Polaroid camera is authenticity. Life isn’t perfect, neither is a Polaroid picture. I'm a huge fan of modern instant cameras, highly recommend Fuji's Evo Mini for anyone thinking of dipping a toe.

Industrial Design & User Experience
Innovation, Technology & Culture
Manual Transmission Cars are Regaining Market Share in the US
September 27, 2023
joel's thoughts:

Best user interface news of the year... IMO, that more people want to shift for themselves reflects a sea change in the most fundamental man / machine interface humans have ever created.

Industrial Design & User Experience
Innovation, Technology & Culture
Amazon's Electric Delivery Truck was Designed from the Ground Up to Meet Drivers' Unique Needs
September 25, 2023
joel's thoughts:

Love the way they used researched to prioritize drivers' needs in the design... Most used control? Hazard lights for frequent stops, so it has a dedicated mechanical switch (everything else is touchscreen-based.)

Industrial Design & User Experience
Innovation, Technology & Culture
Kodak Vibes: This Disposable-Style Digital Camera Makes You Wait 24 Hours to See Your Photos
June 6, 2023
joel's thoughts:

Brilliant idea… “Disposable Digital” camera brings old school film experience to modern picture taking (full disclosure, I enthusiastically backed this Kickstarter)