I wish I could be in Rhode Island this week because Richard Saul Wurman and Walt Mossberg are hosting a fascinating conference where innovators and people who cover innovation are giving their own personal stories about innovation. There are lots of smart people there, including Jeneanne Rae from Peer Insight.
Some of the most insightful remarks, as I’ve following it on the Corrante blog, are from IDEO’s chief creative officer Jane Fulton Suri. http://innovation.corante.com/editorial/archives/2006/10/making_research_safe_for_innov.php She makes the important point about thinking—rational and intuitive thinking are different and applying the different modes to reseach data produce different results. Again, rational thinking examples existing patterns while intuitive thinking moves you into the realm of the possible, the future.
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