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How to Market to the iGeneration

The amount of content written about Millennials is astounding. They’re naturals with technology and can simultaneously use their phone to order a cup of coffee at Starbucks, Instagram a photo of their name spelled incorrectly on the coffee cup, reply to a friend via text, and talk to their …

The Technology Trends That Matter to Sales Teams

The convergence of mobile, analytics, context-rich systems, and the cloud, together with an explosion of information, is transforming sales, and enabling buyers and salespeople to engage with each other in more effective and efficient ways. Recently, information technology research and advisory …

Customer Data: Designing for Transparency and Trust

With the explosion of digital technologies, companies are sweeping up vast quantities of data about consumers’ activities, both online and off. Feeding this trend are new smart, connected products—from fitness trackers to home systems—that gather and transmit detailed information.<p>Though some …

21 Things I Didn’t Know About The Apple Watch Until I Started Wearing One

Initial ruminations on a tiny device that’s bursting at the seams with new ideas, features, and approaches.<p>Today is launch day for the Apple Watch. In some ways, that’s more of a ceremonial rite than a statement of practical reality. With Apple’s online-only ordering, you can’t just barge into an …

How To Use Calendar And Email Alerts To Build A Better Life

We can all use reminders to do the things we want to do, not just the things we have to do.<p>Not long ago, a woman with a demanding tech job and an equally demanding 2-year-old told me that she wanted to have more fun on the weekends. Like most of us, she was focused on the week during the week. Then …

What Is Innovative Design? 7 Designers And Thinkers Weigh In

Jurors for the 2015 Innovation by Design Awards share their critical framework for judging truly creative design.<p>How do you define innovative design? It it a matter of beauty? It is good form and even better function? We put the question to seven esteemed judges in the 2015 Innovation by Design …

Will Automated Driving Kill The Auto Insurance Industry?

When there are no more accidents, will there be no more Geico ads?<p>One day, robots and artificial intelligence could eliminate millions of jobs in America, even in industries that aren’t immediately obvious. A study not long ago from two Oxford University academics found that 47% of positions are at …

4 Strategies For Introducing New Ideas At Work

Here’s how innovators working outside the mainstream can break into the wider corporate world.<p>There’s never been a better time in history for people who have new ideas.<p>Last month, Kickstarter surpassed $1 billion raised for creative projects. ABC’s <i>Shark Tank</i> has brought the world of venture capital …

3 Ways Embracing Curiosity Can Change Your Life

Ever wonder what curiosity can do for you? Author Warren Berger looks at how the tendency to wonder is a secret to success.<p>Brian Grazer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, with film credits that include <i>Splash</i>, <i>A Beautiful Mind</i>, and <i>Apollo 13</i>, along with TV hits such as “24,” …

An Online Journal That Curates Your Personal Data

In the spring, Web designer Anand Sharma saw his doctor for an annual physical and became worried upon learning he had a low level of vitamin D. To …

Smart Necklace Analyzes What Goes Down Your Throat

Sensors gauge food intake as you swallow<p>You’ve said it. I’ve said it. “I’ll just have one more bite.” Then, half a cheesecake later, we were both liars.<p>A new smart necklace aims to rid us of our eating sins by automatically guessing the portions and contents of our meals. The device is called …

Exercise safer with Go - The Safe Map & Savings on your Apple Watch

Dubbed “The world’s first Safe Map,” Go – The Safe Map & Savings is now available for the iPhone and Apple Watch. The app has been crafted from more …

Apple Watch mania sees 13 new health care apps announced in the past week

With the HIMSS (2015 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society) show going on in Chicago this week and the Apple Watch set to debut on April 24, health and health care companies of all kinds are coming out of the woodwork to show off their new Apple Watch apps.<p>Some of these apps sound very …