The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

Some informants raised concerns about product owners or developers thinking of design only in very tactical terms and not recognizing the value that UX brings to the product ideation process. Design needs to align earlier and sooner with the business owners to ideate and come up with a great design.”. Setting expectations early that developers and product owners participate regularly in customer contact opportunities and ideation sessions around user needs (such as design studios).

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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 Jeff relates in Chapter 4, the process is one that involves the whole team (as much as possible) in the user research and early design ideation. Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. It tied in quite nicely with the book I’m reviewing here.

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The Distant Summit of Enterprise Design

Boxes and Arrows

As @mikeatherton said at UX Cambridge 2013 “Content is the whole damned point” and so should exist beyond service to design or brand messaging. Ideate (give form to the solution components). Morgan Kaufman 2013. Lately, I have been fascinated by mountain climbing. I am reading every book that I can find on the subject. As I sat down to write this review, I found the mountain climbing as a metaphor for enterprise design sticking with me.

Do ideation and idea management tools really create innovation?

HunchBuzz

There’s no off-the-shelf approach to ideation and innovation management; this is why we don’t have an off the shelf product. The post Do ideation and idea management tools really create innovation? They don’t, not by themselves at least. Innovation tools such as HunchBuzz are no different from a piece of paper, the possibilities are endless. Idea Management tools enable the process to happen.

Citizensourcing involves people in what affects them most

HunchBuzz

17 September 2013. HunchBuzz was created with a focus on internal staff ideation, but has proven to be an amazing tool for external crowdsourcing such as citizensourcing with many agencies looking to access insights from their citizens faster and smarter. HunchBuzz is used by governments, enterprises and many start-up companies for secure private & public ideation. MEDIA RELEASE. For immediate release. Citizensourcing involves people in what affects them most.

Idea management software, what is it, why do we need it?

HunchBuzz

But we’re not here to talk about why you should choose us; rather that Idea management is vital to the success of any ideation process. Do ideation and idea management tools really create innovation? I get asked this question on a weekly basis; I also get told that idea management is an invaluable tool. It’s interesting to see other people’s perspectives on idea management, and why it’s so important.

Ideate or Deteriorate – Why Companies Must Learn How To Be Innovative to Achieve Major Growth

Qmarkets

Kodak enjoyed a short period of relative success in the late nineties when they finally made a concerted effort to enter the digital camera market, however they were not prepared for the fierce competition that mobile phones would provide and this is what lead to their bankruptcy fears in 2013. "Innovate (verb): To Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.” . Just a buzzword?

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. “Banks were once the corner stone of the community but today their industry is being disrupted and disintermediated.

How Apple created two giants

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin is an international speaker who works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. __. __. Click & Connect with Matthew: LinkedIn . mgriffin_uk . +44 44 (0) 7957 456194.

The Banks Guide to scouting Fintech

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. “Four of Europe’s largest banks reveal their Fintech scouting strategies and with one exception their approach won’t come as a surprise.

The Death of Consumer car insurance

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading emerging technology and disruptive strategists Matthew Griffin works with Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and global organisations to help them see, reveal and adapt to the impact that new technology driven trends and business models will have on culture, society and their business.

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognized in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin is an international speaker and writer who works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and multi national organizations to help them see, lead and adapt to new business, cultural and societal trends. “When people come together with a common purpose anything is possible.

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.8.16

Planview Spigit

Wise words from Gijs van Wulfen – a LinkedIn150 Influencer and Top 40 Innovation Blogger of 2013. Innovation crowdsourced innovation crowdsourcing crowdsourcing ideas crowdsourcing software idea management idea management software ideation innovation links innovation management innovation management software john geyer links metlife progressive insurance Spigit spigit innovation spigit softwareHappy New Year, readers!

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading emerging technology and disruptive strategists Matthew Griffin works with Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and global organisations to help them see, reveal and adapt to the impact that new technology driven trends and business models will have on culture, society and their business. This article was updated on Apr 29th 2015.

Interview Jeffrey Baumgartner: How to get one amazing idea

Idea to Value

It was based on the following ‘rules’ to encourage ideation as a large group, some of which have since been disproven by scientific studies: Welcome unusual ideas: No problem with this. Focus on quantity: Studies at Yale (1958) and Dr Byron (2013) have shown that when the same number of individuals are asked to come up with ideas individually, they will produce up to 2x as many as a brainstorming group. Jeffrey Baumgartner is not the sort of guy who settles for the status quo.

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

Innovation in Practice

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. Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them.

How Enterprises Can Collaborate Effectively with Startups

Planview Spigit

Startup collaboration fueled by external ideation. The manufacturer is a perfect example of how external ideation can create an ecosystem where collaboration between enterprise and startup fosters innovation. In 2013, Siemens implemented Spigit’s ideation management software to launch their Frontier Partner Program to help entrepreneurs in the manufacturing space develop their solutions and get them to market faster. Embrace ideation. Ideation.

Business Model Evolution Using the Portfolio Map

Strategyzer Innovation

In the Explore portfolio, even if it’s a search (iterative) process, we see the following four stages: Ideation - New ideas for value propositions and business models around a market opportunity, technology, product or service. We have been developing our Business Model Portfolio Map for our new book, The Invincible Company. Like all of our tools, we have found that the Portfolio Map is a great storytelling tool.

Expert Interview Series: B.J. Shannon of TINYpulse About the Role Employee Feedback Plays in Idea Management

IdeaScale

Shannon joined TINYpulse in June of 2013 as Employee # 1 and now heads up the global Customer Success Team. Want to see how IdeaScale’s ideation software can help you keep your employees engaged and generate new outcomes? We caught up with B.J. to discuss the value of employee feedback and how best to obtain and leverage this information in order to help a company succeed. What does TINYPulse offer that can improve employees’ morale and/or corporate culture?

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.

Branding Strategies – A Scary Mistake for Southwest Airlines

BrainZooming

The right combination of outside perspectives and productive strategic thinking exercises enables your brand to ideate, prioritize, and propel innovative growth. I’m not sure where to start with the brand experience problems for Southwest Airlines in this picture. When it comes to bad decisions about branding strategies, this scary mistake is all tricks and no treats. This scene greeted me in Kansas City as I returned on a Southwest flight from Boston.

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The new version of the BMI Pattern Cards is available now

The BMI Lab Blog

These business patterns can be used as templates for innovation, and for that purpose BMI published a set of convenient cards, to be used during ideation sessions within an innovation process. Since its first edition in 2013, the BMI Cards have been used by thousands of innovators, managers and product builders to generate new ideas, helping to break their current business models in order to discover new possibilities.

The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming

Qmarkets

Here are a couple of proven shortcomings of group brainstorming: First of all, studies show that when it comes to ideation, it is very difficult for people to remove their fear of judgement (also referred to as evaluation apprehension ). caption id="attachment_25594" align="aligncenter" width="922"] Psychological state of participants during the different stages of a brainstorming session 1 [/caption] Digital Brainstorming: Ideation on Steroids. INTERACT 2013.

Wazoku Secures New Funding from Barclays

Wazoku

Wazoku will be making further investment in its platform to enable its clients to extend their ideation initiatives from internal employee input to customer and co creation activities. Wazoku will further enhance its ideation platform to deliver functionality to support team and project level idea building for global enterprise accounts. “We Crowdsourcing specialist Wazoku secures new funding from Barclays to support further development.

Customer Experience Strategy – Brand Expectations and Experience

BrainZooming

The right combination of outside perspectives and productive strategic thinking exercises enables your brand to ideate, prioritize, and propel innovative growth. I fielded a request for a few ideas on social engagement for an upcoming eBook an online company is creating. One of the questions related to how brands can set themselves apart through a customer experience strategy and outstanding customer engagement. Our focus is often on creating memorable event-related experiences.

How hackathons can help you get started with blockchain

hackerearth

Ideation (generate ideas, categorize, and prioritize). Ideation is a crucial step, where you can expect action when your ideation is effective. Capital market spending on this technology, which was $30M in 2013, is expected to touch $400M by 2019. Grow into a major player in the global blockchain space with an innovative mindset. The concept of a digital economy has rewritten business models you’ve adopted so far.

Disruptive Innovation: Drones

Collective Innovation

By 2013, even Amazon thought it seemed viable and started to devote real resources to building a drone delivery program. The post Disruptive Innovation: Drones appeared first on Collective Innovation - Ideation Management Software. You can be sitting on a ledge enjoying the scenery when they come flying by you. Large, metal dragonflies which are delivering product or correspondence to someone miles away.

Innovation and the Benefits It Can Bring to a Company or an Organization

Innovation 360

In a study conducted in the year of 2012 to 2013, it showed that twice the proportion of businesses in innovation has increased their productivity. Ideation platform, innovation design and innovation strategy are usually focused on by a company such as the Innovation 360. Innovation and the Benefits It Can Bring to a Company or an Organization. Innovation is an essential factor that drives the performance and productivity of a business. This also helps you and your business grow.

How hackathons can help you get started with blockchain

hackerearth

Ideation (generate ideas, categorize, and prioritize). Ideation is a crucial step, where you can expect action when your ideation is effective. Capital market spending on this technology, which was $30M in 2013, is expected to touch $400M by 2019. Grow into a major player in the global blockchain space with an innovative mindset. The concept of a digital economy has rewritten business models you’ve adopted so far.

Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World

Qmarkets

A well-regulated citizen science initiative can help to both engage internal and external staff, as well as refine external ideation efficiently. The acclaimed educational reformer John Dewey once said, “every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination”.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software

hackerearth

A 2013 Accenture study revealed some interesting findings: Companies which have formal innovation management systems, compared to those that have not, are almost twice as likely to say they were very satisfied with their initial idea generation abilities (43% vs. 24%). Through ideation sessions using techniques such as hackathons that can take an idea to a proof of concept, which will clear the path for innovations.

Innovation management software: Everything you need to know

hackerearth

A 2013 Accenture study revealed some interesting findings: Companies which have formal innovation management systems, compared to those that have not, are almost twice as likely to say they were very satisfied with their initial idea generation abilities (43% vs. 24%). Through ideation sessions using techniques such as hackathons that can take an idea to a proof of concept, which will clear the path for innovations.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

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. Ideation : When a firm has a strong innovation culture and a sufficiently open innovation mindset there is usually no shortage in innovation ideas. O’Reilly, Michael Tushman: Organizational Ambidexterity: Past, Present and Future , Academy of Management Perspectives (2013). [2]

How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation

Qmarkets

In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals. Qmarkets not only serves as our ideation management system, but also as an employee portal for all innovation-related issues. That is why the ideation platform needs to be deployed in all 230 branches we have across Israel, open to all employees.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

In the book Evolution of Innovation Management: Trends in an International Context (2013), Alexander Brem and Eric Viardot discuss three major recent trends in terms of geography, management, and strategy: There is an increasing tendency for companies to extend their outside reach through a collaborative innovation strategy, “where multiple users co-create value,” to explore fresh and radical ideas. To read more about the process of discovery, ideation, and execution, go here.).

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

In the book Evolution of Innovation Management: Trends in an International Context (2013), Alexander Brem and Eric Viardot discuss three major recent trends in terms of geography, management, and strategy: There is an increasing tendency for companies to extend their outside reach through a collaborative innovation strategy, “where multiple users co-create value,” to explore fresh and radical ideas. To read more about the process of discovery, ideation, and execution, go here.).

Principles of open innovation

hackerearth

Ideation is not the purview of a few blessed individuals in companies that embrace open innovation. This is an interesting research paper on leveraging external sources of innovation that appeared in The Journal of Product Innovation Management, Volume 31, Issue 4, 2013.). What do mini-Big Bang Theory Lego, Mozilla, Facebook’s Pride Flag feature, P&G’s Connect+Develop, and Moodle have in common? There are all examples of open innovation (OI) at its best.