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innovation

Convo Kids 2012 – A Journey of Discovery

December 23, 2011

Tweet Am quite excited that we’ve finally launched this project!  In short, it is a year long research and immersion program with 12-21 year olds in India.  We’re really looking for 5-6 sponsors  – to help kick it off the ground – personally I believe that one of the key benefits (apart from the actual […]

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Personas and how we use them at Convo

August 23, 2011

Tweet Crossposting from the Convo Blog For the right job, in the right situation there’s nothing more powerful than getting the client to come to grips with a persona they don’t know or understand well. We know that personas can help organizations have the conversations they need to have. Over the last few years working […]

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Convo goes live

June 24, 2011

Tweet And finally, after months of derailment, and a ton of good longitudinal projects, we’re live!  A little history here

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Deepening my Design Thinking

April 11, 2010

Tweet Abundance  – i’d certainly add that as a key principle :). I’ve been spending time at Slideshare checking out presentations on principles, processes, personas, ideation, creativity, scenarios and story in Design Thinking for new product development (NPD as researchers often call it, and covers the areas of User Experience, User Design, ). By no […]

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My Lazy TEDIndia Post

November 8, 2009

Tweet Actually, my super lazy blogpost post TEDIndia. It was an absolutely fantastic experience and the best part was meeting such a great group of people. I feel incredibly fortunate, and humbled to have been a TEDIndia Fellow. I’ll be blogging more thoughts and pictures in the next few days, but for now, here’s a […]

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The Progress Project

September 2, 2009

Tweet The Progress Project is the initiative set up by Nokia and Lonely Planet that is focused on capturing the human impact of mobile innovation; tackling social, environmental or economic challenges; bringing to life real stories of people through video. The site’s not fully live yet – I was told it will be up and […]

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My laptop, my MBA! Commercial Mobile Innovation for SME’s

August 31, 2009

Tweet This is the last post in the series on Mobile Innovations based on a learning journey that I was a part of. Here’s the full series: Mobile Innovations – Introduction Nokia Life Tools – Agriculture Service – “The Internet for the next million” – mobile innovations in rural India Nokia Life Tools – Education […]

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“The Internet for the Next Million” – Mobile Innovations in Rural India

August 31, 2009

Tweet It’s how Natesh, Head of  Nokia Life Tools India describes the program – I like the realism when he uses ‘million’ and not ‘millions’ or ‘billion’! Alan Reiter, who was with us during our rural immersions has a great article on Life Tools – here’s an excerpt: Farmers view Dhanaji Dongre’s crops in Khandali, […]

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Mobile Innovations

July 23, 2009

Tweet For a few days over the next two weeks, I’m going to be a “scribe” where I will visit with people who’s lives are being transformed through mobile innovations. This will be in rural Maharashtra and Kolhapur, and the two projects we are covering in India are Nokia Life Tools and Nokia Tej.  This […]

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Social Collider – visualizing Twitter connections and conversations

March 20, 2009

Tweet This is a pretty fantastic visualization connecting your conversations on Twitter. From Google’s recently launched Chrome Experiments, which showcases JavaScript intensive games, apps, and visualizations.  I did some runs on some keywords and its pretty amazing. Here’s a screenshot of visualizations of the connections and cross-connections between tweeters I (@dina) have had conversations with […]

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Interesting things – Taglets

January 15, 2009

Tweet I’ve spent the morning playing with Taglets – which is very cool and has the potential to be quite revolutionary as it’s offering up an open platform and API for developers. It seems like reverse Twitter in some ways – I create or follow tags that are really keywords of interest to me, and […]

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Phweet – Sweet!

July 30, 2008

Tweet I was on the first Phweet call!  Voice call over Twitter and with many folks at one time. Conversation contained within a URL. Really worth staying up late to actually experience it. It was fantastic – 7 of us from 3 different continents all chatting as if we were in the same room.  A PhweetParty! […]

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Mobile Phones, Emerging Markets and Stuart Henshall

May 13, 2008

Tweet Stuart’s becoming quite the expert on mobility in urban India!! He was here end-April for a little over a week and we did a lot of learning around the mobile phone space in Mumbai. Next time, small towns too!! Its really cool to see how he can really get to some deep immersions despite […]

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Learning to be … through Learning Journeys

February 1, 2008

Tweet Mahatma Gandhi once said: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” My recent experience with the Learning Journey we organised for Clients actually reinforced to me that given the right balance of content with experiential immersions and a focus on ‘how’ learning would take place, learning-to-be can begin even […]

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