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Will Edge Devices Earn the Spotlight in 2018?

As 2018 quickly approaches, many corporate leaders are thinking about new goals and how technology can be leveraged to make improvements to new or existing products and services. Over the past couple of years more and more “things” are being connected, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is now often referred to as the “Internet of Everything.” More specifically, cloud computing is widely adopted across industries, and is still popular in many applications; but recently, there has been a shift toward edge computing for IoT applications.
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Secure the Future with Innovation Excellence

The majority of companies understand the importance of innovation, but it continues to be challenging for company leaders to effectively promote it within their organization. Innovation can be difficult because it requires thinking differently with a unique, fresh perspective and discipline. It requires knowledge and understanding of a process with tools and methods. Innovation has been seen to enhance growth, performance, and valuation; yet most companies, in our opinion, continue to be overly focused on operational excellence.
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Agility is a Culture Every Team Must Embrace

Technology is quickly changing in today’s digital age and speed, agility, and collaboration are key in developing innovative solutions. The “waterfall method,” which is a sequential and linear process going from step to step without any feedback, is no longer the best way to create new value. Rather an agile software approach leads to successful results and allows technical teams to scale fast and quickly adapt to change.
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A Prototype Process Used to Test and Define the User Experience

One approach to testing ideas and inventions early, is through prototypes. Once the problem has been defined, prototypes can be effective in communicating a vision of what the user experience or product attributes might look like to solve the problem. When using a prototype to communicate the value of an experience to the stakeholder, we have found video prototyping to be particularly effective.
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Use a Camera Model to Accelerate Camera System Design

The exciting world of embedded cameras is experiencing rapid growth. Digital-imaging technology is being integrated into a wide range of new products and systems. In particular, embedded cameras are becoming widely adopted in the automotive market, security and surveillance markets, medical market, and industrial systems market. In fact, image sensor sales growth in these markets is predicted to out pace the smartphone and digital camera markets.
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Can buying software development services really ever be a win/win value proposition?

Most people embrace the concept of "win/win", but what does this mean in the context of commissioning a team from outside your organization to develop software? Based on more than a decade of experience developing software for our clients, we would like to share our perspective on this question and lay out the principles for an engagement model that we have been refining over the years.
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Teaching our Clients the Power of Human-Centered Design

In addition to serving our clients with great design, technology and strategy, Twisthink also teaches a new approach and mindset to problem solving; known as human-centered design (HCD). Our clients learn how to frame up a problem and gain new insights by having empathy for their stakeholders. Over the course of the project we show them how to better collaborate, visualize and share ideas.
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Innovating for employee wellbeing: one connected chair and desk at a time

Your office just a got a lot smarter. Global design manufacturer and Twisthink client, Herman Miller, today announced Live OS, the first human-centered, enterprise-ready system of connected furnishings to enable the workplace to more deeply engage with people. Three-years in the making, Herman Miller began the process of creating Live OS by engaging Twisthink to help explore the possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) could offer employees and workplace strategy.
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As the industrial revolution merges with the digital world, data is the new dollar

According to Gartner, we’ll be using 8.4 billion connected things worldwide in 2017. That’s 31 percent more connected things than in 2016. To get ahead of the trend, many industry leaders are putting their brains together to figure out how to turn the Internet of Things (IoT) into a valuable, revenue-generating commodity for their organizations. PTC’s IoT event LiveWorx ‘17 provided an avenue to discuss just that. After a to discussions from industry leaders, getting my hands on groundbreaking technology, and discovering real-world use cases, I came away from the conference with this thought: In the digital revolution age, data is the new dollar.
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We are not out of big ideas: Strategic Innovation at Dent 2017

Gordon and I had the incredible opportunity at Dent 2017 to share our perspective on the current state of innovation, creativity and imagination in our world today. Inspired by an article in The Wall Street Journal that recently claimed that Americans are in an “innovation slump,” and that incremental changes have replaced meaningful advances, we sought to debunk the author’s theory that we are truly out of big ideas. Contrary to the WSJ article, we believe that there is plenty of room for big ideas… Perhaps we are just running low on imagination.
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