Want to get kids to do their own laundry? How about a washing machine that also functions as a virtual jukebox. Once a teen starts a load, she can activate her favorite Beyonce number at the same time.
As for manufacturers of any household appliance, like vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, and electric shavers, why not embed a chip to play a bespoke tune that attracts new customers across the musical spectrum?
Of course, creative ideas like these – check out Samsung’s new interactive refrigerator – are what make your products and services stand out from the crowd and can grow your bottom line to unexpected heights. The key question, though, is deciding which innovation will work and which one might flop.
Before even going to market or testing an idea, any Chief Innovation Officer needs to source ideas. And the best way to cull ideas are at your virtual doorstep: your employees as well as customers, investors, business consultants, and even that crazy uncle of yours who has several patents under his belt.
Often the best ideas come from people you know as well as from people whose insights you should know. That’s why we created CrowdSmart, a cloud-streaming service that helps you make better and more predictively accurate decisions about innovating your market offerings, whether washing machines that sing or cars that fly.
We process the ideas, opinions, and knowledge from10 to 10,000 people in your ecosphere in response to questions that we help you frame.
1. Should your household appliances play music? 2. What if your car could fly? 3. Could our e-bikes be modified for people with mobility issues?
Answers are made anonymously to remove any bias and encourage everyone to submit suggestions they’d be embarrassed or fearful to talk about if their identity was known.
Then our AI software ranks and aligns the best ideas to engage participants to respond in ongoing conversations. This process – we call it collective reasoning – allows the software to dig into the complexity of the input to align themes, rank ideas, and discover influencers, and then present a clear analysis for decision makers to take immediate action. All can be accomplished within a few hours rather than a few days or weeks.
Take a look at CrowdSmart.ai and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose except the opportunity to innovate successfully and change the world.