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Connecting | Makers, Design, Technology

elon musk innovating quote

Two fast-paced, highly-edited and short-form-doco style films exploring trends in interaction and experience design.

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
Elon Musk

Connecting Series is a collaboration between Microsoft Design and Bassett & Partners. The following films have a monstrous amount of sweeping statements, provocative questions and leading thoughts, although do provide an insight into the amount of innovative happening out there:

When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer.

When digital and physical worlds become one, new behaviors become possible, enabling connected humans with a collective capacity to change the world.


For me, these two films hint at the wider ideas of play, collaboration, experimention, failure, mashups etc—what do you think?

Flickr image credit via jurvetson

Steve Jobs And Elon Musk | The Innovation Ecosystem

“To appreciate Jobs’ and Musk’s contributions, you must pull the camera back. What they did uniquely was to imagine the broader ecosystems in which those products could become transformative. To do that involved an intimate understanding not just of the technology but of what would be necessary in design, logistics, and the business model to launch those products and make them truly compelling to potential customers. You can describe both men as amazing designers. But their design genius should be thought of as not just an obsession with satisfying shapes and appealing user interfaces. Those matter, but the start point is broader, system-level design. Most innovation is like a new melody. For Jobs and Musk it’s the whole symphony.”

So many quotable lines from this amazing article : The shared genius of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs