Friday, June 14, 2013

Scalable Innovation. Figures for Section III (chapters 21-27)

This post concludes the series of detailed figures from our book Scalable Innovation: A Guide for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and IP Professionals.

Figures from the previous portions of the book are here:
- Introduction and Prologue: Unlearning What's Untrue.
- Section I. Using Systems Thinking for Understanding Technology, Inventions, and Patents.
- Section II. Thinking Outside the Box.
- Section III. System Evolution and Innovation Timing (Chapters 11-20)

Chapter 21.  Deconstructing Luck: Factors Affecting the Success of a System

Scalability is an inherent property of successful systems.
FIGURE 21.1 In large cities people walk faster than in small ones. Walking speed as a function of city population size. (From http://

FIGURE 21.2 Monthly minutes per active user, photo and video apps. (From http:// blog.␣
FIGURE 21.3 One of the early Facebook patents. Aaron Sittig and Mark Zuckerberg, US Patent 8,099,433

FIGURE 21.4    Network architecture diagrams from Baran’s 1962 paper on network reliability. Diagrams courtesy Rand Corporation [66].

FIGURE 21.5 Nicira platform as an interface between network software and hardware. The interface layer separates hardware and software, enabling rapid pace of innovation for both. Diagram courtesy of Nicira. US Patent Application 20100257263.

Chapter 22. Seeing the Invisible: The System behind the New Internet

FIGURE 22.1    A higher-level view of Facebook and other Internet services.

FIGURE 22.2 (a) Stated versus (b) actual distribution of privacy settings for individual posts.

FIGURE 22.3 Time that users spend on popular social networking services. (From

Chapter 26.  System Efficiency: Solving Detection Problems to Improve Control

FIGURE 26.1 TiVo Thumbs Up and Down interface, US Patent 7,840,986 [86].

FIGURE 27.1 Example: Reinvention of the brick-and-mortar shopping cart.

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