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Innovation Round Up: March 20, 2015

Tinkerbot app by Autodesk

Here’s what’s going on in the world of innovation for your Friday.

Product design for kids

Remember when we were kids and we made our own toys from bits of twine, cellophane tape and leftover paper towel tubes? Well, it seems we were knuckle draggers.

Autodesk has just released an amazing app for mobile devices called Tinkerplay that allows kids to design their own toys and then print them out on a 3D printer.


Link: Autodesk’s new app, Tinkerplay

From Tiny Motel to Global Luxury Brand: Issy Sharp's Simple Steps for Innovation

Couple entering the Four Seasons Geneva and being welcomed by concierge

There’s a quote in Roger Martin’s book on integrative thinking, The Opposable Mind, that I love. It’s by the founder and Chairman of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Isadore “Issy” Sharp.