SXSW Interactive: The Front End of Innovation

SXSW Interactive: The Front End of Innovation

If the annual Consumer Electronics Show represents “The Back End of Innovation,” then the Consumer Technology Association’s presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas is the “The Front End of Innovation.” CES is curated and choreographed; it’s where...
Innovation is not a thing we do on Thursday

Innovation is not a thing we do on Thursday

Nottingham Spirk co-founder John Nottingham and designer Bill Nottingham spoke about innovation recently at Cleveland’s venerable City Club. Here are some highlights. John, speaking on company’s origins in a garage in University Circle: We just started innovating...

Smart Business: Innovation Factory

The October issue of Smart Business magazine features an extensive interview with John Nottingham and John Spirk on taking ideas “from mind to market.” “Innovation needs to be constant and relentless,” says John Nottingham, co-founder and co-president of the open...
Biomimicry is “Natural” Innovation

Biomimicry is “Natural” Innovation

Every nature show you’ve ever seen has featured some marvel of evolution that puts human innovations to shame. The cheetah’s aerodynamic shape and supercharged heart. The Cyanea octopus’s color-changing skin (video). The woodpecker’s ability to slam its beak into a...

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