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Innovation in software architecture


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This is a talk I gave at Yahoo! Archiects conference. uCome up with innovative solutions to architecture problems, taking inspiration from buildings and nature. …

This is a talk I gave at Yahoo! Archiects conference. uCome up with innovative solutions to architecture problems, taking inspiration from buildings and nature.
Techniques for brainstorming and lateral thinking.

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  • 1. Innovation & Architecture Y! Architects Conference Viswanath Poosala (vishy)| twitter: vishyp Head of Bell Labs – India
  • 2. Random Slide #1: Let’s think outside the basket
  • 3. Impressions •3 | Architecture Innovations
  • 4. The Big PictureArchitects think of the big picture, dream of an elegant world• Developers think they are just “thinkers” and “dreamers” ☺• Should every architect hack? •4 | Eingeering innovation | 2009
  • 5. The IdeaArchitects are passionate about their ideas• Ideas go obsolete• Design for short life?
  • 6. The IndividualArchitects are creative individuals• Risk of creating mismatched systems• Break the silos: Fun Joint Projects?• Accept mismatch?
  • 7. The BlueprintArchitects feel responsible for everything• They ARE - esp. for the things that can’t be easily fixed ☺• Debugging for architecture?• Adaptive architecture?
  • 8. Random slide #2
  • 9. Innovations & Inspirations •9 | Architecture Innovations
  • 10. Innovations in all placesProduct, Design Process Create something new that is useful (worth paying for)
  • 11. We hardly think about thinking• Critical thinking: Is it TRUE?• Creative thinking: What else is possible?!
  • 12. Beaten Track Side track• Logical push: This is so. Hence this follows.• Creative Pull: This Main track COULD be so. If we Direct make that jump, then Roundabout what?
  • 13. 3 tricks for generating new ideas• Pick an unrelated (even random!) word – Smoking + Frog A cigar that goes of intermittently, like a hopping frog• Suggest the outrageous – No one buys books anymore• Ask the opposite – Shopping What if the shop pays the buyers? – Audience speaks. Speakers take notes
  • 14. A pattern for brainstorming Study Create Enhance Critique Refine Decide
  • 15. Organization SupportBell Labs Ventures Business Market Business Incubator Group Expertise Support Target Opportunity High ROI 1 2 Venture 3 Significant Revenue execution Early Customer InteractionOpen to all employees All the Excitement and Passion of a Start-up to Work on Cutting-Edge Technologies
  • 16. Organic Inspirations •16 | Eingeering innovation | 2009
  • 17. Dynamic Inspirations •17 | Eingeering innovation | 2009
  • 18. Roadmap: Keep it simple
  • 19. A-B-Cs of Prioritizing Ideas•A: Can’t drive the carwithout it•B: Would consider payingfor that A/C•C: Will take it if it’s free
  • 20. Remember who you are building it for
  • 21. Bell Labs IndiaInnovating for Emerging Markets and Beyond, with Research & Startups in One Place •21 | Eingeering innovation | 2009