Ideas. That’s what it all comes down to. Explore our team’s latest musings on design, tech, creativity and so much more.
The Value Wheel: a strategic tool to measure value creation beyond financial metrics
Manadvise is collaborating with Fabernovel on designing social impact assessment methods. Our last project consisted in an academic teamwork in which students from Ecole Polytechnique applied the Value Wheel framework to five companies. Check out their conclusions!
September 20, 2021
Lack of Collaborative Data, the real issue of the food supply chain
The Covid pandemic has brought to the forefront that although traditional food supply chains are highly effective - they are not adaptable to unexpected disruptive situations. Optimised to drive production efficiencies and reduce cost for companies and consumers, they lack a collaborative approach, shared data standards and system integration between the various parties. Covid brought this into the public domain due to stories of the dumping of milk and crops and on the other hand the lack of available produce in supermarkets and food banks. Is it time for the global food ecosystem to start sharing data more generously and building a collaborative and adaptive system?
January 20, 2021
Meat & fish alternatives for a sustainable world
Our planet is facing unprecedented challenges with the global population expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 and a growing climate crisis which can no longer be ignored.
January 13, 2021
Food design challenge: should we redesign the shape of our plates to transform the food industry?
If food is human behavior par excellence, what does the design think?
January 7, 2021
What is the role of digital technology and innovation in food system transformation?
Not a day goes by without the worry of food’s impact on our health and the environment.
January 5, 2021
Breaking silos to become more innovative: why your organization needs a Product Manager
The unique role of the Product Manager is intrinsically tied to the success of technological companies in Silicon Valley. At the intersection of business, design, and technology, Product Managers (PM) break the silos of traditional companies to quickly develop innovative products around the customer. After implementing design thinking methodologies and SCRUM, developing Product Management roles is the next step for traditional organizations as they pivot to become agile.
October 30, 2020
“In ten years, who’ll know what's virtual and what’s real? What matters will be the quality of the content”, an interview with Hirokuni Genie Miyaji, creator of Japan’s first male influencer
Meet Liam. A full-time music producer and basketball fan, he attracts thousands of Japanese followers to his Instagram page, feeding them daily snapshots of his glossy life. The thing is: Liam doesn’t exist. Hirokuni, Founder at 1Sec, the agency behind Liam tells us more about Japan’s first male influencer.
April 22, 2020
Chinese innovative leaders leverage tech to alleviate virus outbreak
Covid-19's outbreak is affecting Chinese businesses & consumers’ routines. With over 850 million netizens in the country, digital players are fully embracing their corporate social responsibility. They have taken the lead to leverage their immense capabilities to reduce virus transmission, accelerate the diagnostic process, or ease the life of those staying at home.
February 25, 2020
The smartphone is the LSD of the 2000s
Just as "the PC was the LSD of the 1990s", as proclaimed by Timothy Leary, a precursor of the cyberpunk movement (a science-fiction subgenre). Cyberpunks believed that high technology and smart drugs could help human beings overcome their limits, liberating them from authority and even enabling them to transcend space, time, and body. If there ever was a turning point in defining the limits of reality and fiction, I would say the digital revolution was it.
October 21, 2019
Mobility-as-a-Service: still a work in progress - Part 2
A seamless app, optimized itineraries and self-service scooters on every street. Welcome to the future of mobility. For now. The true challenges of mobility are infinitely more complex, and a purely digital solution will ultimately not suffice. In the age of MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service), the crux of the issue will be smart collaboration between transport operators, public authorities and up-and-coming digital companies, in a model that has yet to be defined.
October 7, 2019