At the end of 2014 I participated in an Entrepreneur magazine Google+ Innovators’ Hangout to talk 2015 predictions and product innovation with Special Projects Director, Linda Lacina, and Inventor and Futurist, Donald Spector.
The short videos from the Hangout have been rolling out all month, and we’ve collected most of them here: How Seniors Are the Future, 2014’s Most Overhyped Innovation, Standout Innovations in 2014, Looking Ahead: The Problems Technology Hasn’t Solved Yet, and The Innovations Our Innovators Want.
In the one above, The Forces that Could Drive Innovation in 2015, I talk about two “forces”: new, innovative materials coming down the pike and new tools that are making it easier to involve users early on in product development. Increasingly accessible tools are making this kind of research cheaper and easier to do and enabling more diverse input and the involvement of a wider range of users. Check out the videos and send us your predictions for the coming year.