This particular Kat is strongly of the opinion (although it has to be said with little in the way of solid empirical evidence with which to backup this assertion) that innovation is a good thing. Products evolve, technology pushes ever onwards, and things generally get better. It is therefore with some interest that he stumbled across an interview in Research Magazine with Andy Budd, managing director of a ‘user experience design agency’, in which Budd warns of a “cult of innovation” and the perils that the “innovation delusion” can bring to a company. He explains:
Whilst on the topic of innovations, the IPKat has also stumbled across another story that has been slowly doing the rounds and which perhaps highlights that, contrary to his initial opinion, not all innovation is necessarily good.