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5.2 Innovation – Architectural Innovation

5.2 Innovation – Architectural Innovation

The New Google Gadget Concept is a very good example of Architectural Innovation. The technology of the components stays the same, but the configuration of the components is changed to produce a new design. Putting existing components together in novel ways.  ...
5.2 Innovation

5.2 Innovation

There  are  many  different  types  of  innovation.  Designers  will be successful in the marketplace when they solve long-standing  problems, improve on existing solutions or find a “product gap”. The constant evaluation and redevelopment of products is key, with...
5.5 Product life cycle

5.5 Product life cycle

Planned or built in obsolescence can be style (fashion), functional, or technological.  It affects the product life cycle. Planned:  A product becomes outdated as a conscious act either to ensure a continuing  market or to ensure that safety factors and new...
5.1 Invention

5.1 Invention

Intellectual Property (IP) is a legal term for intangible property such as “creations of the mind” such as inventions and designs that are used in a commercial setting. Intellectual property is protected by law. Benefits of IP include differentiating a...
5.1 Invention

5.1 Invention

What are  effective strategies for  protecting IP?   Patents:  “An agreement from a government office to give someone the right to make or  sell a new invention for a certain number of years”. Trademarks:  A  trademark  is  a  recognizable  sign ,  design  or...