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by google goggles, it is enable us to search by taking a picture: point our mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, a storefront, or a popular image, and if  goggles finds it in its database, it will provide us with useful information.

here i will explain about the business model and scamper analysis to innovate and create a new google goggles!

for the infrastructure,

key partners: social medias like facebook, twitter. blogging like wordpress, blogspot. smart phone brands like apple and blackberry. search engine like google, wikipedia.

key activities: search engine, advertising, updating websites

key resources: entrepreneurs, IT experts, business developers, marketers

 for the offers,

customer relationship: user friendly technology, newsletter

distribution channel: google.com

 customer segment: young men and women, IT enthusiasts, information seekers, innovation enthusiasts

 for the financial,

cost structure: RnD cost, marketing cost, salary, website maintanance

revenue streams: ads, sponsorships, partnerships

after conducting existing business model, we were asked to create scamper analysis innovation ways. here is my group’s works!

substitute: substitute the source of information, from google to consumers, to be consumers to google

combine: combine all the information existing from google with the information from consumers

adapt: adapt voice and video recognition system

modify: modify an easier and more sophisticated search engine ways

eliminate: eliminate too many similar ads, so the ads will be more effective and exclusive

rearrange: provide interesting gifts to lucky customers

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to be honest, i loved previous session of Creativity and Innovation class. it is about how to think out-of-the-box to create changes from existing products/services to be a new one. in previous session, we were asked to form a group to discuss about how to innovate SBM with S.CA.M.PE.R method?

what’s S.C.A.M.P.E.R method? it is substitute, combine, adapt, modify, put to other use, eliminate, and reverse

we had so much fun discussing about the ideas,  all of the group members were giving their own creative ideas (until i was indifferent whether the ideas of them is too creative, or too insane)

so, here it is!

substitute: i wish to substitute the learning process from study-at-school to be study-wherever-you-want as long as we had internet access. yes! it would be an online school. however, it is only implemented on wednesday-friday. on monday and tuesday we still have to go to school.

combine: i wish i could combine my favorite actress/actors/any figures to be our lecturers during online school. SBM could use a video conference, so that we could interact with our worldwide favorite and inspirational figures through internet

adapt: i wish i could adapt a non stop entertainment concept to SBM, so that we would not never get bored there, and also to prevent laziness to go to college

modify: since SBM had rooftop and it is still unused, i wish i could modify it to be a restaurant-in-the-sky (not only good food, bu good view). and it is definitely no more kantin paksi, but a classy restaurant instead

put to other use: i wish that SBM  is not only can be used for a educational purpose, but it can also be used as a dormitory for students

eliminate: i wish that too many rules could be erased. no rules, but free!

reverse: i wish that lectures could give bonus for every exam’s score we got, so that it can motivate us to study more. the higher score, the higher salary

let i finish this post by saying, amen.

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. As of 31st March 2012, LinkedIn had 161 million members in over 200 countries. LinkedIn helps the professionals stay connected with each other by creating and managing a professional identity and building a professional network.

LinkedIn provides the following categories of solutions to its network members for free: An ability to manage professional identity using tools such as Profile and Profile Stats; An ability to build and manage professional networks using tools such as LinkedIn Connections, Invitations, and Introductions; Access to knowledge and insights using tools such as LinkedIn Groups, Network Updates, News, Answers etc.

The Linkedin Business Model would likely appear as follows:

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WHO ARE THEY?

They are global design consultancy. They create impact through design.

THEY HELP ORGANIZATIONS DEVELOP CAPABILITIES

THEY HELP ORGANIZATIONS INNOVATE

THEY HELP ORGANIZATIONS GROW

THEY HELP ORGANIZATIONS BUILD BUSINESSES

And thanks to Creativity & Innovation tasks for making me realize that IDEO IS THAT COOL! (that I have never wondered before)

Here will be explained about IDEO company deeper, how great is them to make big impact for the other organizations through their brilliant designs,

IDEO is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.

They identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors, and desires. They envision new companies and brands, and we design the products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring them to life. They help organizations build creative culture and the internal systems required to sustain innovation and launch new ventures.

The president and CEO of IDEO, once said,

tim brown

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.

All of IDEO’s work is done in consideration of the capabilities of our clients and the needs of their customers. As we iterate toward a final solution, we assess and reassess our designs. Our goal is to deliver appropriate, actionable, and tangible strategies. The result: new, innovative avenues for growth that are grounded in business viability and market desirability.

 WHAT THEY HAVE GOT?

  • Ranked as one of the most innovative companies in the world by business leaders in a global survey by Boston Consulting Group
  • Ranked #10 on Fast Company’s list of the Top 25 Most Innovative Companies
  • Winner of 38 Red Dot awards, 28 iF Hannover awards, and more IDEA awards than any other design firm
  • Ranked #16 on Fortune’s list of 100 most-favored employers by MBA students
  • Awarded the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s National Design Award for Product Design

Need conclusion? Creative thinking is all that we need…

Reference:

 http://www.ideo.com/about/

Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of October 2012, Facebook has more than 1 billion active users. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists, e.g. “ITB friends”, or “Really Good Friends”. Facebook users must register before using the site Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the website.

Here are some important innovations of Facebook’s technologies, process, and products in timeline:

2003

  • October 28, 2003: Mark Zuckerberg releases Facemash, the predecessor to Facebook.

2004

  • February 4, 2004: Zuckerberg launches Facebook.
  • March 2004: Facebook expands to MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, Stanford University, Darmouth CollegeColumbia University, and Yale University
  • June 2004: Facebook incorporates into a new company
  • December 30, 2004: Facebook achieves its one millionth registered user

2005

  • September 2005: Added high school networks
  • October 2005: Added international school networks and added photos

2006

  • September 2006: Facebook discusses with yahoo! about the latter possibly acquiring the former, for $1 billion
  • September 2006: Facebook launches a high school version of the website
  • September 26, 2006: Facebook is open to everyone aged 13 and over, and with a valid e-mail address

2008

  • August 2008: Employees reportedly privately sell their shares to venture capital firms, at a company
  • October 2008: Facebook sets up its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

2009

  • August 2009: Facebook acquires FriendFeed

2010

  • April 2, 2010: Facebook announces the acquisition of photo-sharing service called Divvy-shot for an undisclosed amount
  • April 19, 2010: Facebook introduces Community Pages, which are Pages that are populated with articles from Wikipedia
  • April 21, 2010: Facebook introduces Instant Personalization, starting with Microsoft Docs, Yelp, and Pandora
  • October 1, 2010: The Social Network, a film about the beginnings of Facebook is released

2011

  • February 2011: Facebook adds new “civil union” option for gay partenrship
  • June 2011: Facebook partners with Skype to add video chat
  • September 2011: Facebook partners with Heroku for Facebook application development using the Facebook Platform
  • October 10, 2011: Facebook launches iPad app
  • December 21, 2011: Facebook log in page changes due to Facebook Timeline addition
  • December 22, 2011: Facebook launches its new profile user interface, Facebook Timeline

2012

  • April 2012: Facebook acquires picture sharing and social network, Instagram, for $1 billion, the largest acquisition to date
  • July 2012: Facebook adds same-sex couples as icons for marriage
  • August 2012: Facebook forces all remaining users of the old profile style to the new “Timeline” style
  • October 2012: Total number of Facebook users reaches 1 billion

Facebook’s Business Models

Based on the Facebook’s business model above, we can infer that the revenue stream for the Facebook is get from the display advertisement. Talking about the innovations, Facebook did a differentiation on how they do the advertisements if we compare it to Google. Google uses keyword advertising that is adopted from the invention of Overture.

Display ads somehow distract the users, and are also not that efficient at producing revenues. Facebook only make about 1/10th of Google’s revenues even though they have 2x the page views.

However, Facebook has a lot of room to target ads more effectively and put ads in more places. Google makes the vast majority of their revenues when people search for something to buy or hire. They don’t have to stoke demand – they simply harvest it. When people use Facebook, they are generally socializing with friends. You can put billboards all over a park, and maybe sometimes you’ll happen to convert people from non-purchasing to purchasing intents. But you end up with a cluttered park, and not very effective advertising.

Facebook ads feel more like batteries, Happydent bubble gums, KitKat chocolate bars when we are queuing to cashier in the supermarket. We may not need those stuffs but when we are bored waiting on line we may purchase one.

Recommendation

Since Facebook is more likely display the ads on a more specific target market (not display it randomly), to generate more revenues from display ads, I simply recommend Facebook to sell the users profiles to the marketers. Facebook can save the users’ history when they are surfing on Facebook. For example, if someone has a preference on seeing H&M, Top Shop, New Look, and Forever 21, Facebook can conclude that she has an interest in young, fresh, and up-to-date fashion. The user contacts like e-mail are exactly things that Facebook can sell to the marketers. Thus, the marketers can more focus to display the ads ONLY to the users that are listed by Facebook.

Prediction

After acquiring Instagram in last April 2012, I think Facebook will acquire another brand that is popular in Apple and Android users, like Path maybe? Or another access for Facebook users to chat to Line users. Yeah..who knows.

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

http://cdixon.org/2012/05/15/facebooks-business-model/

For some people, memorizing is a hard thing to do, especially when it comes to name of people, companies, latin words, chemicals, organs, etc. In senior high school, some of us may already familiar with memorizing chemicals from the elements periodic table by making them to be some sentences.

For example, from the first and second s valence electron (yellow)

 H-Li-Na-K-Rb-Cs-Fr

Be-Mg-Ca-Sr-Ba-Ra

We can make them into:

Hajah Lina Kawin Robi Cs Frustasi

Beli Mangga Campur Sirup Bagi Rata

Simple and fun, isn’t it? Now, we will try to memorize:

Basically we will do the same thing, but in a little bit different way. All we have to do is combining the name on the left side with the connecting words on the right side. Here is the story I have made with my 2 friends, Rian Mahardika and Aditya Pratama in Creativity and Innovation class last Tuesday.

Luois lagi sebel-sebelnyanya karena terkena macet di Pasteur sepulang ia dari Jakarta. Lalu di tengah perjalanan ia bertemu temannya yang bernama Galileo Galilei. Tiba-tiba si Galileo mengajak Luois makan dengan porsi dobel karena kelaparan di tengah kemacetan Pasteur. Sesampainya di warung “Mas Aristotle” mereka menghrapkan makanan yang lezat dan nikmat di santap, ternyata yang ada hanyalah nasi timbel tanpa nasi. Ya,apapun makanannya mereka melahapnya dengan santap, ketika sedang makan , ada bpak tua bernama Mbah Euclid bercerita tentang cerita masa mudanya di dunia fabel. Karena mbah euclid bercerita sangat lantang, tiba-tiba Kang Moses, salah satu dari kami tertawa terpingkal-pingkal sampai terjatuh dari sofa mebel. Setelah santap makanan dan mendengar dongeng. Louis dan Galileo memutuskan untuk keluar dari warung Mas Aris. Sewaktu melewati jalan Charles Darwin tiba-tiba ban mobil mereka bocor dan mesti nambal dulu di tambal ban. Alangkah jeleknya mereka berdua mendorong mobil tersebut sampai bertemu tambal ban koh “Shih Huang Thi” yang antriannya berjubel dan berdesak-desakan. Selagi menunggu giliran nambal, tiba-tiba adeknya Luois meminta dibelikan sambal merk “ABCopernicus” Akhirnya setelah nambal dan membeli titipan sambal adeknya, mereka sampai rumah. Dan sesampai di rumah Ibu Laurent menyuruh mereka membersihkan dapur. Sungguh sial nasib mereka hari ini.

That’s all….hahaha selamat mencoba! 😀

All of you must have known Pixar before. Pixar Animation Studios is a subsidiary company of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group (Disney). Based in Emeryville, California, and is known by winning seven Academy Awards. Some of you must have noticed what movies that are started with the  ‘Pixar’ text before they start, or maybe some of you may know the movies, but still in doubt whether they are produced by Pixar or not. So, the first Pixar’s movie I want to show you first is:

I should admit that Up is the first movie animation movie that brought me into tears. I bet everyone, even for boys, agree that this is one of the most touching movies ever.

Award? This movie successfully got $ 727,820,090 and won the Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” in 2009. Up also became the first computer animated movie that gets nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

The second movie I am going to review is Wall-E. In this movie, they tried to predict the state of the earth and human in the future. Opened by the presence of cockroaches in the world (it proved that cockroaches are one of the most wonderful creatures) LOL.

I personally think that Wall-E is one of the Disney’s movies that is pretty inspired. This movie showed us a love story between two robots in different caste. One robot is a damaged robot that works to manage rubbish, while another robot is a sophisticated and multi-functioned one. She is also able to fly to space. So interesting, and of course, “better love story than Twilight”. 😀

Wall-E successfully reached profit to $521.936.655 and won Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature”category in 2008.

Need more movies? Well, next is for the best touching ending animated movie and it goes to Toy Story 3!

This is the most successful movies released by Pixar. Toy Story 3 is the only animated movie that successfully gain profit until $ 1 billion, and only the seventh movie did. Toy Story 3 is also animated movies with the highest profit so far, broke the record of Shrek 2 with $ 919 million. It is in the rank number five in the most successful movies of all time, with the highest profit in 2010, and end up by winning an Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” in 2010.

Pixar is also the most successful animation producer in the “Best Animated Feature” by winning six out of eight nominations; its nearest competitor is DreamWorks Animation SKG that won 1 of 6 nominations. Isn’t Pixar is so remarkable with all the achievements they got?

Beside many great movies released, Pixar’s office definitely will also blow your mind!

A giant halls that look more like aircraft hangars

It really personifies the fun and childlike wonder of their movies. Each room has its own outrageous atmosphere. Well, the headquarter of Pixar, at the end, force us to conclude that this is the place where creativity is prized!

Dear Indonesian, do we also need a kind of that? 🙂