Epiphany to Evaluation – Viability or (How Do We Know This Is The Right Fit For Us?)

In my article on the 27th January, I spoke about Innovation being a journey from Epiphany to Empowerment. I then followed it up with the evaluation of ideas against desirability. Today we focus on the company, and talk about Viability. Viability focuses only on the organisation or the company that has come up with the […]

Epiphany to Evaluation – Desirability or (How to Ensure We’re Solving Actual Problems)

In my article on the 27th January, I spoke about Innovation being a journey from Epiphany to Empowerment. The image below shows this journey and Equitus Engineering Limited‘s main areas of focus. Epiphany: The idea strikes Evaluate: Test the worthiness of the idea against market, company and surrounding ecosystem Engineer: Develop the idea into a […]

Five Talks to Watch at Design Indaba 2020 According to DesignWeek

DesignWeek recommends listening to these five talks if you’re at Design Indaba 2020 in Cape Town South Africa. South Africa is an amazing country and I still have fond memories of spending two weeks there, attending a friend’s wedding and travelling around. It has a good proportion of wildlife, nature, beaches, good food, amazing wine, […]

Develping Successful Minimum Viable Products – Bringing It All Together

Over the last four weeks we’ve set scene for developing a minimum viable product and then we looked that basic groundwork that needs doing before embarking on this journey. We then focused on three common misconceptions around developing a minimum viable product, and then looked at the three essential ingredients. Today we bring all these […]

Three Essential Ingredients For A Successful Minimum Viable Product

Over the last three weeks we set scene for developing a minimum viable product and then we looked that basic groundwork that needs doing before embarking on this journey. We then focused on three common misconceptions around developing a minimum viable product. Today we focus on three essential ingredients to develop a successful MVP. Ingredient […]

Three Common Misconceptions Around The Minimum Viable Product

Over the last two weeks we set scene for developing a minimum viable product and then we looked that basic groundwork that needs doing before embarking on this journey. Today we dispel a few common misconceptions about the MVP. Misconception 1: Start with a skateboard, end with a car You’re all familiar with the image […]

Minimum Viable Product – Setting The Scene

Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to structure my blogs around themes instead of simply writing one-off articles. The first series I did focused on the five factors affecting product development. Continuing in this theme, I will now focus on every start-up’s holy grail and every start-up’s nightmare: the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). […]

Driver Number 5: Ethics, Society And Compassion

Last week I spoke influencing factor 4: Global Perceptions. Today I speak about ethics, society and compassion. Humans are social beings. We love a sense of community, contact, and communication. This urge to communicate with the rest of our species has by far been the single most driver of technological advancement in the modern age. […]

Driver Number 4: Changing Global Perceptions

Last week I spoke influencing factor 3: Inclusivity. Today I speak about changing global perceptions. I will start by going back to my roots, growing up in India in the 80s and 90s where socialism was the accepted norm and people’s perception of success was to score good marks throughout your academic life and apply […]

Driver Number 3: Inclusivity

Last week I spoke influencing factor 2: Care for our planet. Today I speak about inclusivity. Go to any professional network and you hear people talk about diversity and inclusion. You might even hear phrases like ‘diversity is natural, but inclusion is choice’. These conversations currently revolve around the workplace, careers, opportunities, and to everyone […]

Driver Number 2: Care For The Planet

Last week I spoke influencing factor 1: Increased need for personalisation and individualisation. Today I speak about influencing factor 2: Protecting the planet – sustainability in practise. There has never been a more urgent requirement to care for the planet and tell the world we do. Sadly however, sustainability and environmentalism are still only at […]

Driver Number 1: Personalisation and Individualisation – (Or Lessons From A Kebab Shop)

Last week I spoke about how the product development process will change in the immediate future based on five influencing factors. Today I talk about influencing factor 1: Increased need for personalisation and individualisation. Let’s face it; we’re surrounded by social media. We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and who know what fresh platform […]

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