I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, and today I’ll share step #2. Step two is “design for manufacturing”. I have first to make...read more
I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, something I’d like to share with you today. The first is “design for functionality”. What...read more
Is fail fast such a good idea?read more
I was teaching recently and sharing at some stage my thoughts around additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, a term that you have probably heard of in the last few years. This technology has been around for decades and the novelty is that we can afford desktop 3D...read more
I was listening again to the talk by Bill Ferris at the Francis Gurry Lecture Series that he delivered a few weeks ago. I wanted to highlight a few points that I also deeply believe in. “Innovation drives productivity, productivity drives GPD growth and GDP growth...read more
I'm sitting in a cosy cafe in Coburg, talking about innovation. It is part of a series of interviews that this person is doing on entrepreneurs and innovators around the world, who are proposing another way of doing things. "Do you think companies should continue to...read more
How can the government support innovation? How can we shift the innovation culture in large companies? How can we support start-ups in a more effective way? In the last week, I was asked all those questions, via different channels. For me, innovation takes everyone....read more
I was asked yesterday: "where do you think Industrial Design will be in five or ten years from now?". Our industry is subject to change like any other one. Or maybe even earlier than other businesses, because we are part of the "creative industries." In the last ten...read more
The weather was beautiful on Saturday morning. The whole family woke up early so I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to do some gardening. I used the wiper-snipper most of the morning, quite an effective toll…. when it works. What do I mean? Well, I spent a...read more
Join, in just a few weeks now, some of the world's leading innovators at Creative Innovation 2019, taking place 1-3 April in Melbourne. We will be exploring the theme of "Human Intelligence 2.0 - A Collective Future? How will we manage the transition?". Book your...read more
"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."
— Alain Mars
"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."
— Johanna Canberra