Hands on with a Solid Web App – Discovery Conference Q1 2021

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Background information   In 1989, Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web. A year later, he released the first browser. At the time, it was a means for researchers at CERN and other research institutions to share information. It rapidly exploded in the following years and now dominates the world economy. But the web we use now is not what [...]

Apr 2021

Stuart Heap

Agile Collaboration: Optimizing Siemens’ Supply Chain with a Digital Twin

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Siemens is one of the world’s leading technology companies in the world. In fact, they are not just one of the biggest players in the energy and mobility sector but also in the medical sector. Siemens Healthineers, the mother company for Siemens’ medical technology companies, has more than 50,000 employees, 18,500 patents worldwide and 120 [...]

Feb 2021

Philipp Dörner

Progressive Web Apps: a short tutorial

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Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that have the ability to look and function like a native app - they combine a web app’s reach with a native app’s performance capabilities. PWAs work with a single codebase and function like a native application although they are built on the web. PWA Stats, a community-driven [...]

Feb 2021

Christopher Grobe

How to do agile budgeting in Scrum

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In a typical early-stage R&D project, the main project vision gets clearer along the development, as requirements are sorted out during the project implementation. However, it is not clear how exactly we are going to realize that vision. Most often, we determine the exact way through iterative research phases, analyses, workshops etc. This means that [...]

Jan 2021

Jannik Finkbohner

How to successfully tackle Digital Transformation – Hilti’s Story

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Collaborations are key for efficient, break-through innovations that spur digital transformation. When corporates and specialized technology companies work together, they can achieve way more than they both could have on their own. Together, they can complement each other’s expertise and innovate with the newest technologies. To show you what such a collaboration looks like, in [...]

Dec 2020

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How Optimate automates industrial manufacturing processes with Machine Learning

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In a time in which companies need more innovative product ideas than ever, intrapreneurship still has not gained the attention it deserves. A 2018 study among more than 600 companies revealed that only about 20% invest resources in their own employees in order to create radical innovations bottom-up and in-house. Although intrapreneurship still seems to [...]

Oct 2020

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Expectation Management: Why it is smart to build dumb chatbots

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In many of our projects, our customers come to us with a common request: they want to build a chatbot that can answer any relevant question immediately, without human intervention. Sounds like a cool project, right? Unfortunately, such a project is often riddled with many unforeseen traps and issues. Since the required technology to build [...]

Jun 2020

Daniel Wessel

The German Innovation Game – COVID-19 Edition

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Unforeseen crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic pose an extreme challenge for German innovation leaders, especially in terms of dealing with fears, operations and liquidity. But they are also the biggest opportunity in years to overtake competitors. Germans are known for their disciplined, serious and strategic play. In politics, business, innovation and, of course, in [...]

May 2020

Dr. David Reinisch

On Google, Apple and the computer industry’s struggle for innovation

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People who care about software should make their own hardware. - Alan Kay A couple of weeks ago, we read some rumors about Apple’s plans to use their own chips in Macs. Just some weeks prior to that, there were similar rumors about Google working on their own processors for phones and laptops. For many years, Apple really [...]

May 2020

Sebastian Plamauer

Motius’ Design Thinking Process for Technology Innovation

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In my last blog post, I explained that combining user-centric Design Thinking with emerging technologies is crucial if you want to optimize your technology innovation process. Now it is time to get away from high-level explanations and dive into more detail. In this blog post, I will introduce you to the Motius Design Thinking process [...]

May 2020

Johannes Hussak

Launching a corona chatbot in less than a day – a solution developed by Motius

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You know how we always say that we build those products that have a real impact on the world? It is time to give you another example of that. With our chatbot solution, one of the biggest insurances worldwide was able to respond to COVID-19, the coronavirus, in real time. Here is how. How does [...]

Apr 2020

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4 Online Collaboration Tools for Design Thinking That You Should Know

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As so many other companies, we at Motius had to reorganize our working modes due to the coronavirus situation. Especially, our Design Thinking team had to adapt drastically and quickly. Because when it comes to productivity and efficiency, the answer often is in the team collaboration. The team is used to being highly visual in [...]

Mar 2020

Sabrina Beurer

Why the auto industry needs a new way to innovate

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A teardown of the Tesla Model 3. Source: Nikkei At the beginning of this year, Nikkei Business Publications tore down a Tesla Model 3. They showed the electronics from that car to some engineers from Japanese automakers. Their conclusion: Tesla’s electronics are six years ahead of the rest of the industry. Six years is also how long [...]

Mar 2020

Sebastian Plamauer

The Future of Mobility: BMW “i Interaction Ease” with Motius at CES 2020

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Imagine a car that interacts with you naturally. It reacts to your voice, your gesture, your gaze. That is the future of mobility. And the future of mobility is close — in fact, it’s already here. How do we know? We are a part of it, we’re creating it. In this blogpost, we take you [...]

Mar 2020

Dr. Benedikt Sanftl & Lorenzo Donini

User-centric Design Thinking feat. Emerging Technologies

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In my last blogpost, I explained why it is so hard for you to implement emerging technologies in your company and how user-centric Design Thinking can help you to do that. As I said, you can benefit by combining emerging technologies with user-centric design thinking and collaborations between small and big companies in numerous ways. [...]

Feb 2020

Johannes Hussak

Why you need user-centric Design Thinking to innovate

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In my last blog post, I explained how to set up a Design Thinking project, why so many projects fail and how small companies can assist big ones to create an efficient and successful Design Thinking process. In this blog post, we’ll have a closer look at both user-centric Design Thinking and emerging technologies. This [...]

Jan 2020

Johannes Hussak

An Introduction to the Future Trends of Human-Machine-Interfaces

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Modern technologies and technological innovations have created opportunities for radical user experience improvements. In a broader sense User Experience (UX) isn’t just about your favorite smartphone app but about every product you interact with. The product parts that people usually interact with are called Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMIs). And because people interact with them, they heavily influence [...]

Sep 2019

Florian Günzel

Rapid Prototyping — an enabling tool for Hardware Product Development

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Whatever is on my mind, I always try to go to its roots. No matter what it is, no matter what aspect in my life. My name is Toni, I am a Mechanical Engineer at Motius and I mostly work on Hardware Research and Pre-development. In the last blog post, we talked about Motius’ embedded [...]

Aug 2019

Toni García Rodriguez

Embedded Systems – How to prototype a computer that nobody cares about

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In every-day life, no one cares about Embedded Systems or how they work. People mostly don’t even realize they are there, so why would they worry? My name is Sebastian and I am part of the Embedded Systems Tech Hub at Motius. In this blogpost, I want to talk about what Embedded Systems are, how [...]

Jul 2019

Sebastian Plamauer

Why Big Corporate “Tankers” Need Small Speed Boats for Efficient Innovation

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For a long time, Design Thinking was considered by many to be the holy grail of innovation. Big corporates sent their employees to Design Thinking education courses. They created beautiful meeting areas with the mandatory bean bags, whiteboards, and, of course, tons of colorful Post-It Notes. Design Thinking was everywhere. But the word was overused, [...]

Mar 2019

Johannes Hussak

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Ultimate Guide: User-Centric Product Design

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Getting started with Chatbots

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Card Game: Design Thinking Method Set

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An Introduction into Computer Vision

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The Basics of Rapid Hardware Prototyping

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How to Develop Embedded Systems

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Computer Vision 101 – Terms & Definitions

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An Introduction into Machine Learning

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Blockchain 101 – Terms & Definitions

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The Basics of Blockchain

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