What defines your work day? For Matt Mullenweg, there are no formal meetings, rarely any email communication, and team members only see each other once or twice a year at most. So how does the creator of WordPress, founder of Automattic, and chairman of The WordPress Foundation keep his finger on the pulse of 450 terabytes of […]
About Ronnie Parsons
Ronnie Parsons is a founding partner and Director of Learning Innovation at Mode Lab, a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm specializing in technology-driven process innovation. At Mode Lab, Ronnie identifies new ways to connect and configure client workflows by strategically aligning product vision with UX-centered technology platforms. Ronnie’s expertise resides in the areas of advanced computational modeling, instructional design, and research and development.
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Autodesk may be known primarily for its software, but the Pier 9 Workshop on the San Francisco waterfront is radicalizing collaboration through an artist in residency program supported by next-gen manufacturing. With every imaginable type of equipment–from 3D printers to CNC machines and laser cutters to more traditional woodworking gear–the goal was to create a […]
Quirky founder Ben Kaufman is reinventing invention: at noon every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, he and his team bring a new product to market. A collaborative up-voting process takes place to determine which products will be manufactured and then product designers and industrial engineers go to work, while the quirky community pitches in with branding […]
The scene at Tesla Motors is straight from the future—specialized robots build slick electric cars in a factory poised to revolutionize the American auto industry.
Nike’s new Flyknit is every athlete’s dream: a shoe that has supreme durability and performance capabilities but feels as comfortable as a sock. Those traits alone make it remarkable, but the manufacturing process is even more groundbreaking: through computer-controlled weaving, the entire upper part of the shoe is knitted in a single piece that’s […]
When facing even the most complex problems, GE starts small and quick.
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