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Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Innovation in Practice

Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why. As a way to reframe problems, ideate solutions, and iterate toward better answers, design thinking is already well established in the commercial world. Her books include Solving Problems with Design Thinking (2013), Designing for Growth (2011), and The Designing for Growth Field Book (2013), all from Columbia University Press.

The Distant Summit of Enterprise Design

Boxes and Arrows

As I sat down to write this review, I found the mountain climbing as a metaphor for enterprise design sticking with me. Milan Guenther’s book Intersection does an excellent job of showing us the view of enterprise design from the top of the mountain. On page 183, the author seems to reveal the why of what we’re reading: “The intent of the Enterprise Design approach is to capture the enterprise in both design context and subject in a holistic fashion.

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An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C. As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. When following this staggered approach, either research, evaluations, and up front/initial design suffers, or seeing through the implementation of the design suffers.

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Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

In the next major step of our thinking process we want to work why a well-planned and actively managed hand-over from explorative work to the exploitative, formal organization at a pre-defined point within the innovation funnel is necessary. Typically, the first stage of an innovation funnel is “ideation”, the last one “market launch”. Ideation : Ideas for innovation in products, services and business models are generated.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

I published the first draft of the 3 Dimensions of Innovation all the way back in 2013. These are the activities and skills which are required for a team to ideate, design, test, iterate and pilot a new innovation. What do you think of the 3 Dimensions of Innovation framework?

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

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It’s about imagining, mobilizing, and competing in new ways,” says Idris Mootee, author of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation. They design their strategy based on context. In architectural innovation, the core design concepts are reinforced but the interactions between the core components change. Innovation management is typically designed for these four types: Process Innovation. Understanding Innovation Management. What besets today’s companies?

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

It’s about imagining, mobilizing, and competing in new ways,” says Idris Mootee, author of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation. They design their strategy based on context. In architectural innovation, the core design concepts are reinforced but the interactions between the core components change. Innovation management is typically designed for these four types: Process Innovation. Understanding Innovation Management. What besets today’s companies?