Notes of a talk John Thackara just gave at IDEO. As usual, these should be read as my take on the talk, not a transcript.
Big idea. We used to think that innovation starts where technology starts. That’s changing now. Innovation starts with groups of people who possess tools to link up with each other, to locate and track things, and to coordinate actions between people, objects, and places. The challenge for designers is to figure out how to do their work in ways that supports this trend.