Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

Boxes and Arrows

Facilitate collaboration. Teams moving to agile often struggle to integrate agile with best practices in user-centered design (UCD) and user experience (UX) in general. Fortunately, using a UX Integration Matrix helps integrate UX and agile by including UX information and requirements right in the product backlog.

Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?

Boxes and Arrows

They are generally said to help: instruct junior user experience people save time of documenting design details in every project make collaboration with developers easier encourage consistency The case against design patterns Pattern libraries have laudable goals, but in practice, design patterns do not support how teams actually work. Should they spend time on documentation or collaborate on projects? Should they spend time on documentation or collaborate on projects?

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CorporateIntel

Here is the text that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2012 , reprinted for convenience: “Policy makers should acknowledge that our growing debt is a serious threat to the economic well-being and security of the United States. There is cop-out compromise and there is collaborative compromise. Collaborative compromise arises from acknowledgment of the real prize — progress that likely cannot include every single designated component serving an agenda.

3 Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teamwork

Robert Brands

You’ve just asked your employees to collaborate on an important group project. We say, out with the rickety copiers and cubicles and in with efficient technology for easy and effective collaboration. With a projector in use, team members focus together on a single point of attention, emphasizing the collaborative nature of the project. Team members need to keep collaborating after the meeting is over.

Disruption the Innovators Dilemma

HunchBuzz

Disruption is here and through the remarkable advancement of open innovation, collaboration and technology … hold on for the ride. Clayton Christensen was talking about disruption in 1997 in his book Innovators Dilemma. Everything seemed so sweet in the 1990s, growth continued to climb in double digits, Microsoft’s stock was doubling every other month and we became accustomed to this lovely linear growth pattern.

Innovation success

HunchBuzz

The opportunities to collaborate and co-innovate are enormous. The word ‘innovation’ has been bandied about for decades. At no time since the advent of the Corporation has innovation been more critical for the ongoing success of existing organisations, particularly when it comes to the flow of sustainable business. Nevertheless, it is often hard to find an ethos of innovation within organisations.

Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking. In 2012, Google launched Project Aristotle to uncover what makes a perfect team. Most industries in today’s world run on a balance of sophisticated computer systems and skilled people to use them.

Creating Physical Workspaces For Collaboration and Ideas

HunchBuzz

A lot of people have heard of ‘creative’ workplaces, such as Pixar and Google, that boast exciting work environments for collaboration that stimulate their employees. These places are known for not only their quirky work area, but for the collaborative team environments that come from them and the happiness it evokes in employees. Yet what a lot of people don’t recognise, is that the space in which you collaborate, helps you innovate.

Collaborative Contracts and Competitive Bidding: Not Mutually Exclusive!

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Can collaboration and competition co-exist to create the best contract bidding relationships? In 2012, University of Tennessee researchers began studying how organizations use competitive bidding methods. The short answer is yes. Their findings? Organizations have traditionally thought of procurement as a “make vs. buy” decision. This was especially true as organizations began to e

Creating Physical Workspaces For Collaboration and Ideas

HunchBuzz

A lot of people have heard of ‘creative’ workplaces, such as Pixar and Google, that boast exciting work environments for collaboration that stimulate their employees. These places are known for not only their quirky work area, but for the collaborative team environments that come from them and the happiness it evokes in employees. Yet what a lot of people don’t recognise, is that the space in which you collaborate, helps you innovate.

The Dream Customer

Innovation Excellence

In 2012, the first major collaboration between Chrysler and Fiat produced a brand new version of the classic 1970s Dodge Dart, to a lukewarm reception. At least three reasons: including a manual transmission for a mainly automatic transmission buying audience; installing a European style dual clutch, for mainly American buyers and entering a tough, Customers Innovation Management

The Arrival and Potential of Knowledge Graphs into Our World

Paul Hobcraft

Google, a leader in AI introduced in 2012 “Knowledge Graphs”. Knowledge Graphs have a real potential to become highly valuable, topical and relevant. If only we can get them prised out of the engineer, data scientists, or software experts hands. We simply should so we can get this concept fully out into the real world, that of applying as solutions to real client problems, it would really help.

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How Can We Sustain this Innovation Pace AFTER the Pandemic?

BrainZooming

The first development driving greater innovation rests on a strategic change framework that we first developed and shared in 2012. This collaboration, called a Blast , isn’t another Zoom meeting or video conference. Let’s get a Blast collaboration scheduled right away.

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization 

BrainZooming

Related posts Fast Company – Creative Thinking Ideas from the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012 Creative Inspirations from the Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012 Creating Strategic Impact – 9 Strategic Thinking Questions for Breaking a Business Strategic Thinking Exercises – Creating Strategic Impact with a Twist 6 Strategies – Innovative Business Ideas to Stay Ahead of Customer Needs.

Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time

IdeaScale

A 2012 study found that companies that allocated about 70% of their innovation activity to core initiatives, 20% to adjacent ones, and 10% to transformational ones outperformed their peers. IdeaScale collaboration crowdsourcing crowdsourcing innovation Innovation innovation management inventions open innovation product innovationsThe product innovations that generate the most excitement and public interest are the disruptive innovations.

Xinova is Making Waves at This Year’s TechInnovation Event

Xinova

Discover, Connect, and Collaborate TechInnovation is an annual technology-to-industry matching event and marketplace, bringing together technology providers and seekers to explore collaboration opportunities through open innovation. Inventor Community collaboration connect discover innovation IPI Singapore Marina Bay Sands Singapore solve problems TechInnovation technology ThinkBeyond xinova

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

One of the implications is this growing recognition that innovation is rarely succeeding in isolation but it is growing on a more highly dependent type of complementary innovation, a collaborative network, working around this new emerging innovation to deliver a more connected, radical experience, requiring innovation ecosystem management. The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators, Posted on October 3, 2016. Posted on November 9, 2012.

The enemy is already within. The flood gates are open. Can GE recover?

Paul Hobcraft

In 2012 GE free cash flow (FCF) was $16.2bn, in 2015 this was down to $12.6bn, then in 2016, this started to drop significantly with it really “hitting the rocks” in 2017, with a negative of $3bn predicted for this year. Managing cash, balancing this out with your liabilities and obligations, knowing your market dynamics, and equally, having a good understanding of where the future growth lies, are all essential for managing any healthy business.

Innovation is a Company Wide Responsibility

ImagineNation

It’s tempting to blame such resistance as “aversion to change” and “closed-mindedness” but the real problem is that the Innovation Team was working in a walled-off garden, and no one benefits when any group is throwing things over walls instead of working collaboratively across fluid boundaries.

Creative Thinking – My Vital Source of Creative Inspiration

BrainZooming

Related posts Creative Ideas – 5 Authors’ Perspectives for Defeating “Enemies of Invention” Fast Company – Creative Thinking Ideas from the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012 Creative Ideas – More than 50 Ideas for Borrowing Creativity Extreme Creativity and Creative Playmaking – Both Are Important 26 Creative Ideas – How to Be Creative When Creativity Is Blocked. (This is another in a week-long series on forming oneself as a Catholic business person.).

Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity

BrainZooming

That’s why we like servant leaders that figure out ways to work collaboratively, productively, AND creatively with other members of the team. Related posts Fast Company – Creative Strategy Lessons from the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012 How to Be Creative – A 5-Part Creative Thinking Skills Formula Creative Ideas – 5 Authors’ Perspectives for Defeating “Enemies of Invention” Creative Thinking: What Is the Right Size for a Brainstorming Group?

Innovation Strategy – Pat McGauley and a New Beer in Town

BrainZooming

One chart depicted (I think) growth factors in the beer market from 2012 to 2014. In 2012, competitor innovation accounted for just 5% of growth in the beer market; Anheuser-Busch was the overwhelming leader in innovation-driven growth. Brainzooming - All Posts Branding Collaboration Events Implementation Innovation Strategic Thinking innovation strategyWhat’s the story on the innovation strategy for beer?

Guest Blog – Innovation is a Company Wide Responsibility

ImagineNation

It’s tempting to blame such resistance as “aversion to change” and “closed-mindedness” but the real problem is that the Innovation Team was working in a walled-off garden, and no one benefits when any group is throwing things over walls instead of working collaboratively across fluid boundaries. They discount the benefits of strong cross-functional collaboration that pulls innovation from every part of the organization.

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Related posts Disruptive Competitive Threats: The One Strategic Truth You Must Never Forget Creating Strategic Impact – Breaking the Business Fast Company – Creative Thinking Ideas from the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012 Strategic Thinking – Creating Your Own Game for a Low-Risk and Longevity Strategy Making Big Ideas Happen – Strategic Connections at #BigIdeas12.

Ten Years Now and Mike Brown Has a Blog

BrainZooming

By 2012 I’m no longer working for myself, as I’ve discovered that I’m terrible at it. Brainzooming - All Posts Branding Collaboration Creativity Guest author Strategic Thinking Twitter BloggingTen years into the Brainzooming blog , it seemed right to have someone else tell the story from a fresh perspective. Emma Alvarez Gibson, who helped shaped the Brainzooming brand before it even launched , is exactly the person.

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Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

In 2012 Lego launched ‘Lego Friends’ with a more realistic ‘mini-doll’ Sales to girls tripled. Collaborate to innovate. Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. But in 2003 the company was $800m in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. The turn around in its fortunes has been spectacular. It is currently rated the number one toy company in the world and the world’s most powerful brand.

There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

2012). Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2012—North America, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The real value of any software capturing system is more for the unknowns as it requires greater collaboration , observation, and awareness. Unknowns need open, questioning minds and this requires a place to capture them and encourage others to collaborate and equally work on moving them from the unknown to the known and eventually highly valued.

Crowdfunding Efforts in the Wake of Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Earthquake

IdeaScale

Obviously, you can collect ideas and collaborate on their development using a tool like IdeaScale, but crowdsourcing can also be used to gather funds from the public and when that happens, it’s called crowdfunding. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012 , lots of neighborhoods turned to crowdfunding to help them replace materials that they lost in the storm: clothes, household goods, and damaged streets and basements. Crowdsourcing covers a number of activities.

Innovate or Die: Open Innovation and 4 Key Measures to Stay Alive

Innovation Walk

in 2012. However, more than 60% of replaced televisions were still functioning in 2012. The way is to focus on core competencies and to collaborate with external entities such as other companies, universities, research centers, etc. Yet, as a contrary, it means that companies have to become aware of the increasing importance of more collaborative operating models, such as open innovation, agile methodologies, and co-creation. This is a fascinating time to be alive.

Why Zoom Won and Skype Lost

Linda Bernardi

Let’s remember that Skype as a Microsoft product was easily accessible via the Microsoft O/S to all PC owners (tens of millions of people), and Microsoft also came with Teams, another free virtual collaboration product. Skype has been around for decades.

Some examples of co-creation that bring brand and consumer together

ideas4allinnovation

In 2014, McKinsey already claimed that almost 90% of managers agreed on the value of collaboration between brands and consumers [ download our ebook with methodology and good practice for co-creation with large audiences]. In 2012, Heineken asked this same question to designers in different places all over the planet. The result was presented at Milan’s Design Week in 2012, with a live recreation of the space.

The Book that Took 9 Years to Publish

Stephen Shapiro

January 2012: Although I planned to fully develop the Challenge Toolkit in 2012, it got sidetracked by other ideas that launched that year, including my 30-day Innovation Challenge , new branding, a new website, and a Personality Poker® revamp. This was a truly collaborative effort.

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Smart Service Canvas

ITONICS

In her research, she focuses on the analysis and design of computer-supported collaborative work systems and in particular on the digitization of innovation methods. 2012), “A software framework for enabling smart services”, Proceedings – 2012 5th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2012 , doi:10.1109/SOCA.2012.6449443. 2012), This Is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases , BIS Publishers.

6 Things you may not know about MOOCs

Neo LMS

cMOOCs typically use forums, social media, Second Life, Skype and other collaborative platforms to build communities of learning around the course objectives and content. One of the largest online courses of all time is FutureLearn’s Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests where in 2015 an exam preparation course offered in collaboration with the British Council, registered a reported 440,000 students.

Bubble PPM | G-Cloud 11 (G11) Approved Project Portfolio Management supplier | PPM software

Bubblegroup

Launched in 2012, the G-Cloud Framework is a multi-supplier vehicle for the purchase of cloud-based IT Services by Central Government and the wider public sector. Its purpose is to help users manage the complexities of a distributed workforce, collaboratively. Since its creation in 2012, G Cloud has seen public sector buyers spend more than £4.7

Qmarkets’ Named as G-Cloud 12 Supplier on UK Government SaaS Marketplace

Qmarkets

The UK Government G-Cloud framework was established in 2012 to encourage the use of, and trust, in Cloud-based suppliers. The framework includes a comprehensive selection of SaaS offerings, including customer relationship management, project collaboration tools, and idea management platforms.

Qmarkets’ Named as G-Cloud 12 Supplier on UK Government SaaS Marketplace

Qmarkets

The UK Government G-Cloud framework was established in 2012 to encourage the use of, and trust, in Cloud-based suppliers. The framework includes a comprehensive selection of SaaS offerings, including customer relationship management, project collaboration tools, and idea management platforms.

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact

Imaginatik

Web-based collaboration tools can capture those insights from the field, and funnel them efficiently back to Innovation and/ or R&D teams. Thus, for insurance and transportation firms, Uber’s early successes in 2011 – 2012 could have yielded important insights about the future of transportation, urban living, and the sharing economy. [This blog post was reproduced from an original paper on Future Building.

Clicking Fast and Slow

Boxes and Arrows

To improve quality in in collaborative filtering systems, it is important to understand that early postings have a temporal advantage. In any sort of collaborative resource, ways to highlight good quality new entries and rapid risers are important, whether this is done algorithmically or through interface cues. 2012 [link]. Metaphilosophy 2012;43(4):426-445. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems New York, NY, USA: ACM; 2012.

Bubble PPM | G-Cloud 10 (G10) Approved Project Portfolio Management supplier | PPM software

Bubblegroup

Launched in 2012, the G-Cloud Framework is a multi-supplier vehicle for the purchase of cloud-based IT Services by Central Government and the wider public sector. Its purpose is to help users manage the complexities of a distributed workforce, collaboratively. Since its creation in 2012, G Cloud has seen public sector buyers spend more than £2.8

Actor-Oriented Organizing for the Digital Age

IdeaSpies

Broadly speaking, they are used for automating and augmenting tasks, communicating internally among organization members and externally with customers and partners, and in collaborative decision-making among digital and human agents. Some companies employ digital design tools in collaborating w ith their customers. It enables ac tors to share knowledge and engage in collaborative problem solving. Digital technologies are transforming the global economy.

ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku partner to revolutionise the German insurance industry

Wazoku

ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku are set to transform the German insurance sector by enabling the co-creation of new solutions for insurance organisations for and in collaboration with the wider industry. This partnership takes digital transformation to a new level, making it a collaborative effort of an ecosystem with one common interest – to upgrade the industry, to stay competitive and to meet current demand faster and better.

Ministry of Defence selects Wazoku to improve innovation

Wazoku

Since the launch of the GEMS Scheme in 2012, it has achieved approximate savings of £14M and efficiencies of £37M, engaging around 11% of the Department. It’s a highly collaborative platform that makes it simple to discuss and develop ideas and comes with a range of features to make the entire idea process more engaging and effective. New platform looks to build on previous innovation successes. by increasing staff engagement and the volume of ideas.