September 21, 2010

The Future of the Book

IDEO are constantly designing the future across every conceivable industry. Now they have turned their attention to books. With conceptual projects Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — IDEO imagines the faces of tomorrow’s book. They explore the experiences that might be created by linking diverse discussions, imagine what additional value could be created by connecting readers to one another, and look at the innovative ways we might tell our favorite stories and build communities around books.

May 16, 2009

Nokia Ideas Project

Check out some really interesting people like Tim Brown, CEO of Ideo, talking on the Nokia Ideas Project site about their vision of technology. He believes that “communications technology is leading us back to the kind of participation economy that existed before the industrial revolution in that a great product or service is no longer defined as something where the customer doesn’t have to do anything. A good service will be defined as one that draws customers in as participants”.