Skype's Videophone and the Long Nose of Innovation

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Skype's Videophone and the Long Nose of Innovation
Innovation Lab - Aarhus City Hall
Nicolas Nova
Co-founder, Lift Lab

Recurring failures are a surprising road to beautiful mistakes and future products. From a leading researcher in patterns of successful wrongdoing and explorer in new tech paths comes a look at the grand past of wrongs and a glimpse of future failures with great potential.

Nicholas is one of Europe’s foremost tech thinkers in the rules of the new digital reality. “Explorer” would be a more apt description as he explores human needs, motivations and contexts to map new opportunities for engineers and designers. He is a regular guest at top research facilities in Europe and USA with a keen eye for how developments can find a suitable product or service form. In his free time, he collects video game controllers and peculiar interfaces dug up in flea markets here and there.

The NEXT 2011 Conference is a rare glimpse into the latest trends and innovations in food, green, design, health and digital. Cutting-edge and single track, the conference brings together a diverse group of speakers from a variety of industries and organizations, including AT&T, Time Inc., Google and Ferrari. This is a great chance to watch idea-driven leaders as they help shape the future of the world.

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