inventor

Hasbro’s Tanya Thompson on what she looks for when meeting inventors

Don’t Step In It, Peeing Pup, The Slow Motion Race; Hasbro is on a roll when it comes to launching great games from the inventor community. We caught up with the firm’s director of global product acquisition for games, Tanya Thompson, to find out what makes for a great Hasbro game…

The Toy Association’s Marian Bossard on engaging with the inventor community at US Toy Fair with Creative Factor

We caught up with The Toy Association’s Executive Vice President of Global Market Events, Marian Bossard, to find out more about how the organisation looks to engage with and elevate the global inventor community.

Here’s an idea…

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes shines a spotlight on the importance of ideas management, and why the old saying, “If you love something, let it go” is especially apt when it comes to ideation.

The emotional roots of “Not Invented Here Syndrome”

Having encountered “Not Invented Here Syndrome” throughout a career in inventor relations, TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland digs under the surface of this decision-making process; unpicking the complex set of emotions and behaviour behind it

TOMY joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“TOMY are once again delighted to be joining in this year’s amazing Mojo Pitch event to find the best of innovation for our toys and games portfolio,” said Alpesh Patel, VP of Global Toy Design, TOMY.

LEGO debuts new inventor platform, the Innovation Intake Portal

New online portal allows inventors to submit ideas for new play concepts to LEGO.

Read the Mojo Nation 100 online now

The Mojo Nation 100 is a listing of the most influential figures currently working in the world of toy and game design who have excelled over the last 12 months.

Bean’s Sally Jacobs on why being a big kid at heart helps to fuel ideation

A much-loved figure in the toy and game inventor community, Sally Jacobs has launched an exciting new venture this year in the form of Bean, a brand new invention hub.

WIT unveils Inventor/Creator nominees for 2020 Wonder Women Awards

Design execs from the likes of Mattel, Hasbro and Funko Games are in the running.

Deej Johnson and Billy Langsworthy on unearthing the secrets of creativity in their new book, The Snakes & Ladders of Creative Thinking

Writer and speaker Deej Johnson is a creative consultant with five books to his name. His latest, co-authored by Mojo Nation founder Billy Langsworthy, explains how to apply creative techniques to the invention of board games.

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