Successful Innovations Does Not Mean Road-Mapping Less Traveled
One of the strongest indicators for later stage design and innovation success is the process that takes place when an expected series of events needs to occur in rapid succession allowing specific hurdles preventing innovation uptake to take place and allowing said innovation to get into the hands of large groups of end users ( or subsequently ) small groups of specific users inside large organizations thus allowing further dissemination at a later time. Think the original Makerbot printers ( where a necessary and simple user interface had not even been developed yet ) however this was not a make or break factor to allow for usability to increase.
In ” How Organizations Talk About The Future ” we see some of the specific markers for why certain types of future forward boundaries are the natural outliers of the later stages of the innovation process and the exact beginning phases of new product development efforts such as: when coordination is difficult to enhance the specific innovation that has become the basis for competition ; a customer voice needs strengthening ; dealing with mitigating organizational political problems
In total the capability to use road-mapping in conjunction with the tail end hand-off from now in motion innovation efforts allows for ease of acceptance where previously strife may have occurred thus allowing for larger usability for specific breakthroughs to take hold.