When innovators try to envision how people will use their product they often have different ideas on what people want. Products that are of superior technology may fail and inferior succeed, only because the inferior product has some features that people are looking for.
In this lecture we look at how new products or technologies get adopted my markets. We look at the Law of Diffusion of Innovation, which explains how this adoption happens. We also look at what it takes for a new innovation to move from being a visionary idea to a practical product, or crossing the chasm. Finally we explore the hype cycle.
In this lecture we look at how innovation happens. We look at the slow hunch, the liquid network, the hummingbird effect, and serendipity.