Archive | Outside Innovation

23 February 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Kluster, a new wave in crowdsourced product design and development

I wrote previously about Mophie, a ridiculously cool iPod accessories company started by another one of those fantastically young entrepreneurs (he’s 21 now).  Ben Kaufman has moved on to a new venture, Kluster, after selling Mophie to mStation. Kluster is similar in philosophy to other idea generation and product development sites (Cambrian House, Crowdspirit, Dell […]

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23 October 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Amazon and User manufacturing

Another wicked old post from another blog that I wanted to mention regarding Amazon’s potential to facilitate user manufacturing. Frank Pillar discusses user manufacturing which he defines as: User manufacturing… is a business model where users (customers) are becoming not only co-designers, but also manufacturers, using an infrastructure provided by some specialized companies. As things […]

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22 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

The FLIRT Model of Crowdsourcing

I meant to write about this a while ago, but am just getting to it. Sami Viitamaki has an interesting, exhaustive overview of what one needs to consider when implementing crowdsourcing.

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16 September 2007 ~ 0 Comments

What comes after Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0?

According to Patricia Seybold in these two great posts from a while back, Biz 3.0.  While I don’t think we need another buzz-phrase, she does a great job of summarizing why this is all so important and lasting. Business is in the midst of being transformed by the evolution of the Internet in ways that […]

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26 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Projects List

Although I’ve highlighted a good number of these already, Openeur has a great list of on-going crowdsourcing and open innovation projects. Shows the range of cool stuff happening and points to the possibility for much more to come.

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30 July 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Design Our Pepsi Can Contest

Pepsi conducted a contest recently called Design Our Pepsi Can. Users submitted 100,000 designs and through online voting decided on their favorite design. The designer won $10K and gets the warm and fuzzy’s associated with having his design printed on a line of cans. Had Pepsi gone the traditional route the design would have cost […]

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03 May 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Innovative Companies of the day…

This is only marginally related, but it’s interesting, nonetheless: Mock Up My Tattoo. You choose a tattoo design or upload one of your own, upload a picture of yourself, and then they place the tattoo on your picture so you can see what it would look like. MyDesignIn allows you to create an interactive floor […]

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