The in-built accelerometers in tablets and smartphones offer increasingly unusual ways for users to interact with multimedia content. We recently wrote about Device6, a playable novel that relies on manipulation of the iPad to give a sense of space. Now a project from Switzerland called IDNA – Spatial Storytelling has produced a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices that reveals different elements of the story depending on the way viewers choose to angle their tablet. READ MORE…
My work station is an invading overlord. Belongings march across the long desk I share with several other editors, spilling out of my space and incurring into the neutral zones abutting my colleagues’ work areas. To the east, legions of books,…
"[The challenge] is getting communities and getting companies to truly keep pace with every single individual because this"—she waved her iPhone—"is enabling them," she said. "If you want to keep the next generation and if you want them to be united, you have to see this is how they live. You have to blow up all your existing policies—everything!—and rebuild them around this."
This summer, we asked Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts about her company’s greatest challenge. That her first thought was to compare Burberry’s hurdles with that of Apple’s is telling.
Today, Apple named Ahrendts as the company’s new senior vice president of retail.
Stowe Boyd, gigaom.com
I saw a link to a 2009 Harvard Business Review piece by Gary Hamel, the well-known management theorist, in which he calls for a new era of management thinking:
Gary Hamel, Moon Shots for ManagementEquipping organizations to tackle the…
Really important point by Stowe Boyd! Hamel et al are underestimating the depth and the fundamental nature of the current transformation of the society. When changing the way people are communicating with each other, from a one-to-many to a many-to-many structure, everything is going to change. We must understand that we are on our way to rewire humanity as a whole, which means fundamental changes in e g how we organize and create value. To take the stand in one of the groups that have grown up from the historic way of organizing things, like the management category, is futile and will not provide a standpoint from which the current development can be understood.
Noise over what has been called Collaborative Consumption – and elsewhere The Sharing Economy – has been increasing in volume for some months now. Kickstarter, a crowdfunding business that exists to let people from anywhere in the world don…
"If every product has its own IP address, then it means that every product is a lot more easy to track, and necessarily a lot more easy to lend to others. For, if a device is unique and ‘intelligent’, it should hypothetically recognise your own needs when you need it, and another’s when someone else has need of it"
Six out of 10 businesses have a strategy for integrating mobile into their broader marketing campaigns, according to a new report into cross-channel marketing.
“It was not just that they were taking the same job and feeling better about it, pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and whistling. It was that they were DOING a different job … one said ‘I’m a healer. I create sterile spaces in the hospital. My role here is to do everything I can to promote the healing of the patients.’”
A Yale professor interviewed a group of hospital janitors about their job. Many of the workers griped about their responsibilities, but another group described the same job in completely different, completely positive terms. Amy Wrzesniewski calls this “job crafting”: Creating the work you want to do out of the work you’re assigned to do