What Information Can Do For You

Dec 19 2013 Published by Neil Gains under innovation

IBM have just published their annual “5 in 5″ predictions about what may be to come inn 5 years time. This year they have focused on what information will enable us all to do in the future (which is after all at the heart of their business). The predictions are interesting reading as always and you can find a good summary here. Read more »

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Touching, Smelling and Interacting with Mobile: IBM’s Predictions for 2017

Dec 18 2012 Published by Neil Gains under sensory

Every year IBM make five predictions about the future five years out (they call it “5 in 5″), and this years are fascinating, especially for anyone interested in the human senses. This year the five predictions cover the five senses, and I can’t wait to see if they come true. Read more »

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Is Emerald the Colour of 2013?

Dec 17 2012 Published by Neil Gains under innovation

Is Pantone’s choice of Emerald (Pantone reference 17-5641) an inspired read of cultural shifts and green shoots of recovery or a slightly naive hope for the coming year? [Read about the different meanings of green here.] Read more »

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The Prototype Printer

Feb 17 2011 Published by Neil Gains under design

Prototyping the future

This week’s Economist has a jaw dropping article on a 3D good quality printer technology which it claims will be the ‘manufacturing technology that will change the world’, comparing it with the 18th century industrial revolution. ┬áBased on the article it will certainly transform the economics of manufacturing potentially making it almost as cheap to create a single customised product as it is to produce thousands. Read more »

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