The Kano Model is a tool commonly used in the product development process to help classify customer wants and needs into one of three main categories.
The first category is called Basic Needs. Basic Needs are customer needs that are usually unspoken unless they are violated. These types of needs don’t add to the overall customer [...]
It’s not just the processes or methodologies that a company works with that can make them more or less successful. What is the reason that some succeed and some don’t when implementing the same initiatives and methodologies (i.e. Six Sigma, DFSS, Lean, etc.)? There are always plenty of variables, but one of the most critical factors in answer [...]
Wrong is in vogue. A song by Depeche Mode is named “Wrong.” Seth Godin blogged about failure: http://bit.ly/fGNB1k Kathryn Schultz presented at a TED Conference about the importance of being wrong. http://bit.ly/gD0kPm
Kathryn said being wrong is the source of our creativity.
In the Optimize Phase of LEO, we try to be wrong. We test variation [...]
Developing a product that will stand out in the market place is a difficult task. That task is a little easier when the market place is still developing; as is the case in the tablet market today. With relatively few offerings to choose from, it shouldn’t be too difficult to make yours stand out above the rest. But how do you do it? [...]
A fascinating example of a science discovery that will lead to a great conceptual design for lithium-ion batteries is in the article, “Tiny Capsules Can Heal Worn-Out Batteries” posted on “Wired Science” on February 22, 2011 at 10:22 am.
My interest in this advance is twofold: (1) such microspheres might solve a critical weakness of lithium-i [...]