I really enjoyed the recent conversation here on metacool about the meaning of designing. A bunch of us took at a stab at completing the sentence "Designing is…". Check out the comments here to see some of the thinking. I'm still mulling this stuff over; there's some good provocations there.
Now, what does innovating mean to you?
A new node between dots to increase productivity or increase value of dots.
…hard work, tenacity, and discipline that ends up looking like magic. 🙂
Innovation is the moment you are looking/doing something and the light-bulb just goes off where you find a better way to do it.
….Means by which one can create either new wealth-producing resource or endow existing resource with enhanced potential for creating wealth
….Systematic abandonment / creative destruction
….Purposeful and organized use of opportunity of changes
Usefulness in a new wrapping (:
…realizing a valua-enhancing idea in the right eco-system
…realizing a value-enhancing idea in the right eco-system
…using design to create a new and better way.
applied creativity . . .
What of the notion that innovation is business-friendly speak for “design” or design thinking?
…is a new and profound technology that made things more easier may it be for tangible or intangible objects.
…a leap in the genetic evolution of an idea
… the execution of the simplicity that was hiding amongst the clutter of the current paradigms
…finding the perfect solution to a problem that you didn’t realize existed.
…oftentimes, a [self-evident] combination of already known elements that provides a completely new solution or a radical improvement to an existing one
i just bumped into this one reading “The Universal Traveler”: innovation is the goal of creativity
……. Is illustrated by the old commercial with the guy eating a chocolate bar bumping into the guy eating peanut butter……… this is innovation in essence.