The Macquarium Blog | Innovation

Think Smaller: 3 Examples of Human-Centric Innovation

Posted by Julie Hadden on Apr 25, 2017 1:47:19 PM

 

Innovation. The word is overused and mostly invokes thoughts of big, sweeping changes on a grand scale. As in, BOOM: Innovation!

 

I like to think smaller.

 

Innovation is sometimes quieter, sneakier than all that. Maybe it’s a thought-provoking idea that leads us to a better way; a subtle point of breakage from the status quo that turns out to be something we can’t live without. Not always earth-shattering, sometimes the smaller shifts make the most profound differences over time. Below are three articles that have eye-catching appeal for thinking differently; small-ish, smart examples of innovation with lasting impact:

 

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Topics: Product, Innovation, Research & Insights, Product Design

How to Plan and Run Customer Journey Mapping Workshops

Posted by steve.perry on Dec 7, 2015 10:26:47 AM

 

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Topics: Service Design, Innovation, User Centered Design

5 Techniques for Digital Product Innovation

Posted by steve.perry on Oct 20, 2015 6:15:20 PM

 

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Topics: User Experience, IT, Product, Customer Experience, Innovation, User Centered Design

Customer Journey Mapping

Posted by steve.perry on Jul 6, 2015 1:47:11 PM

 

Because Knowing is Half the Battle

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Topics: User Experience, Service Design, Customer Experience, Innovation, Research & Insights

What Huck Finn, The U.S. Army, and Your Company’s Digital Transformation May Have in Common

Posted by Julie Hadden on Mar 5, 2015 5:39:32 PM

One of my favorite sentences is in the Introduction to Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

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Topics: Innovation

Beacon Adoption? The Best Is Yet to Come!

Posted by carlos.pimenta on Feb 12, 2015 6:30:30 PM

Since its launch, the beacon technology has garnered considerable market interest. Curious minds across many industry segments have been asking themselves...

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Topics: Digital Products, Emerging Technology, Customer Experience, Innovation

5 Ways the Future of Retail is Already Here

Posted by steve.perry on Dec 17, 2014 1:33:12 PM

Frustrated with your current retail customer experience? Don’t worry. It’s changing rapidly, and as consumers, we have a lot to look forward to.

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Topics: Service Design, Emerging Technology, Customer Experience, Innovation

Untangling Innovation Nots

Posted by Julie Hadden on Dec 12, 2014 1:26:42 PM

The problem with innovation, of course, is that there are rarely rules to guide it. Having a toolbox of tricks to help with the process is critical. Over the next few posts, let’s look at some favorite concepts for thwarting innovation blockers.

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Topics: Innovation

Banking Unusual

Posted by carlos.pimenta on Dec 5, 2014 6:29:12 PM

Business As Usual Has Been Disrupted

Time and again, customers embrace brands that go beyond selling products and services to providing meaningful utility in their lives. Consider the disruptive offerings by companies like Uber, who transformed a functional task into an effortlessly enjoyable one, changing consumer behavior seemingly overnight. Every day, we read about more companies like Uber, who are upending traditionally well-ensconced business models—not by inventing the new, but by re-imagining the customer experience for a particular market segment, applying the many possibilities of emerging technology to significantly improve the value that the experience provides.

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Topics: Marketing Technology, Service Design, Emerging Technology, Customer Experience, Innovation

Innovation Is Killing Your Business

Posted by justin.reilly on Oct 29, 2014 7:35:39 PM

It’s 1900. Hawaii becomes an official U.S. Territory, L. Frank Baum publishes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and the American automobile industry consists of 500 luxury automakers producing handmade vehicles that start at $1,500 (roughly $41K today). By 1906, the automobile industry is so unattractive that it divides a nation.

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Topics: Marketing Technology, Innovation