Our Thoughts

The Purpose of i/o

With a seamless global technology platform in place, in 2017, we set out towards higher goals and aspirations – how do we radically innovate our entire business and project pipeline using technology as the driving force?

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Our Ideas and Insights

Innovation Framework

Within a larger legacy organization it can often be difficult to effectively evaluate and strategically implement various innovation ideas. This framework is the process we have developed and implemented to evaluate a portfolio of innovation ideas for strategic investment and development.

Campus Intelligence

The campus is like a small country with governance, citizens, tourists, etc. How does the next wave of “smart” principles get applied within the clearly defined boundaries of a campus – education, healthcare, and beyond.

The Power of Public Data

Public data has the power to transform the ways in which cities are configured, services are delivered and equity can be maintained. What are some ways Detroit can leverage open data technology?

Data First

What does a data-centric approach to insights look like? In elementary school we learn the traditional scientific method. In the world of big data however, there is a total transformation in the fundamental approaches to research and analysis.

Space as Interface

The past decade has seen an incredible shift in user expectations when it comes to products and services. Using technology to augment the capabilities and intelligence of spaces can allow for them to function as more unique, more effective, and more customized interfaces to allow users to engage in meaningful and delightful activities.

Real-Time Data Insights

How do the ways we develop data and insights change with the application of technology? Are there new and untapped ways to understand user behavior in spaces at all scales?

Extended Intelligence vs AI

What is artificial intelligence and why is everyone talking about it? AI covers a wide variety of domains from cognitive science to statistics and programming, but a very simple definition would be teaching computers to imitate (and eventually replicate) human intelligence. Extended Intelligence by contrast is human and artificial intelligence working in concert to solve problems.

Image Intelligence

In the spectrum of AI there is a deep pool of potential around the processing of images – everything from static images of anything you can screenshot to photography and even live video. We dive right in with some explorations.

Intelligent Site Selection

Using the use case of Amazon’s 2nd HQ search, we explore how different methodologies of site selection compare – designer intuition, data-driven insight and AI-driven.