what are your top3 product design innovations from the past 10 yrs?
perhaps you can identify their innovative elements from the following:
a fresh appreciation of user needs
application of technical developments
transfer or technology, or
a response to environmental or legislative factors
This is an easy one for me since I graduated 10 years ago. Here’s the things they didn’t teach then, but are essentials now:
- Integrated New Product Development
- Strategic Design Planning
- Interaction Design
agreed. i graduate next year and this year has seen quite a bit of interaction design working its way into our modules.
perhaps i should have worded my question better though!
i was asking for everyones top3 innovative products from the past 10 yrs.
for example one of your choices could be the i-pod.
it applied the mp3 format (a new technological development at the time) into a slick and (mostly) well designed product. the i-pod was pretty much an innovation when it was first released. and is now a best seller as we all know.
My runners up were more the result of inevitable technology:
World Wide Web
Innovative, but not products:
Mars Exploration Rovers
Netflix=Super Brilliant Genius.