Is designing product, process and packaging where nothing is wasted, the new North Star ?
Author Archives: Valia Christidou
Innovation tools #2: Idea Generation Tips
Last January I wrote about idea generation and whether this was a skill that could be learned (BTW the answer you are looking here is YES). I then thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to put together all the ways I know about coming up with ideas”. “Why not share it with everyone!” was my next thought. “Why not ask friends and colleagues to contribute” was the one that followed. At that point I stopped thinking and got to work and with the help of good friends I curatedContinue reading “Innovation tools #2: Idea Generation Tips”
Lesson #5 If only machines were as gentle as our fingers !
Scaling up a recipe can create quality defects that are not visible on bench or pilot plant. The cookies were beautiful and everyone was so excited about them. They ticked all the boxes. Plenty of chocolate pieces, lovely melt in the mouth texture, a balanced aroma of chocolate mixed in with vanilla and baked biscuitContinue reading “Lesson #5 If only machines were as gentle as our fingers !”
Best Food Films: A Touch of Spice
Sometimes unique ingredients can give a dish its signature and make the difference between a good dish and a great one. This film holds a very special place in my heart, as I recognise a lot of the food and the family idiosyncrasies, even some of the accents, of my father’s family in it. MyContinue reading “Best Food Films: A Touch of Spice”
Innovation tools #2: Coming up with ideas
How many brainstorming techniques are there ? Probably as many as grains of sand on a beach
Innovation tools #1: Practice Makes Perfect
You can become more creative if you turn idea generation into a habit.
Lesson #4 Is there such a thing as “Too much chocolate” ?
Optimising recipe and process so that we can deliver on the product’s promise.
Best Food Films: Babette’s Feast
A product developer’s role is to create food with great ingredients, imaginatively prepared and beautifully presented. Their food can be transformative.
It’s the most wonderful time of the (food) year ! 🎄
Developing food for the festive periods is one of the activities product developers love
Trends #1 A Gut feel!
With science telling us that a healthy gut is key to both physical and mental health, good gut food is a trend that is here to stay.