Top 25 most influential Innovation Blogs & Experts: 2014

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If you want to stay on the cutting edge of innovation insight and techniques, then these are the blogs and experts you need to follow in 2015 2014 has been an excellent year for the spreading of insights around what makes innovation and creativity around the workplace. Originally published at Top 25 most influential Innovation Blogs & Experts: 2014.

Open Innovation: A 2014 Research Agenda

Open Innovation

the June 2014 special issue of Research Policy and the forthcoming New Frontiers in Open Innovation ), and thus are directly tied to some of the latest work. Journal of Product Innovation Management (West and Bogers, 2014) This article was previously summarized on this blog. Chapter 1 of New Frontiers in Open Innovation (Chesbrough & Bogers, 2014) In Table 1.3, They did a series of studies (Du et al 2014; Vanhaverbeke et al 2014b) in a large “European” multinational.

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Crowdsourcing and User Innovation Conference 2014

Open Innovation

The 2014 "Open and User Innovation Conference" is over and Academy is about to begin. It offers some lessons about the current state of user innovation research, its overlap with open innovation research and also for how future open innovation conferences (such as WOIC 2014) should be run. Karim Lakhani summarizing OUI 2014 submission topics on Day One of the conference. conferences Kar open innovation OUI 2014 user innovation

How to Design for Outcomes

Tim Kastelle

It’s always a bit dangerous to be “inspirational.” ” The problem is that inspiration doesn’t always lead to action – and that’s what we ultimately want. This is a lesson that Timothy Prestero and his organisation Design that Matters learned painfully. In 2010, DtM came out with an incubator designed for use in developing countries that won a ton of awards.

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The Final Day of WOIC 2014

Open Innovation

Frank Piller open innovation WOIC 2014 World Open Innovation ConferenceFriday brought the second and final day of the World Open Innovation Conference in Napa. To me, the day seemed every bit as successful as the first — but perhaps that was just being able (as were other organizers) to unwind at the end of the day.

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User and Open Innovation Conferences 2014

Open Innovation

The same day that dozens of authors were sending in their WOIC 2014 submissions, I received the final schedule for the 12 Annual Open and User Innovation (July 28-30) from its conference co-chairs (Carliss Baldwin, Karim Lakhani, Stefan Thomke, Eric von Hippel and Benjamin Mako Hill). Chris Tucci conferences Frank Piller Henry Chesbrough Joel West WOIC 2014 World Open Innovation ConferenceThis has been a busy week for me.

4 Open Innovation Models for Startups and Corporates to Work Together

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation Working With Startups

Open Innovation Brief: Pearson and Verold Partner to Take Education 3D

Rocketspace

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down to speak with Ross McKegney , founder and CEO of Verold , a startup participating in the Pearson Catalyst accelerator , for a behind the scenes look at what it's like to partner with Pearson. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups

4 Open Innovation Models for Startups and Corporates to Work Together

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation Working With Startups

Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

The first was during QA on my paper at BU, the second was as the formal discussant for a AOM 2014 session on platforms featuring research Gawer, Liz Altman and others. 72-74) contrast of networks, communities, ecosystems and platforms from West (2014), i.e. Chapter 4 of New Frontiers in Open Innovation. New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. AOM 2014 communities ecosystems Joel West Karim Lakhani OUI 2014

Try Axel Springer's Open Innovation Strategy: Visiting Fellow Programs

Rocketspace

In our work helping big brands understand, work with and work like startups, the RocketSpace Corporate Services team continuously explores a variety of open innovation models and strategies. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups

Open Innovation Brief: Nifty Partners With mHealth Startup Noom

Rocketspace

Last week, NIFTY , a leading (over $1 billion) internet service provider in Japan, announced a major partnership with New York-based startup Noom to co-create Noom Coach, a diet coaching application for the Japanese market. Noom, backed by VC heavyweights Kleiner Perkins and Qualcomm Ventures, is a leading startup in the mHealth (mobile health) and quantified self space. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups

When Information Design is a Matter of Life or Death

Boxes and Arrows

Accessed January 2014, [link] LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:136:0034:0057:EN:PDF. Retrieved January 2014, [link]. Retrieved April 2014, from www.valedesign.org.br/pdf/karen.pdf. Retrieved January 2014, www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/p-la/documents/publication/con2018041.pdf. 2014). 27 February 2014. Retrieved September 2014, from [link]. In 2008, Lloyds Pharmacy conducted 20 minute interviews 1 with 1,961 UK adults.

Case Study: Envato Website Redesign

Matthew May

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How Videos Can Help Promote Your Business

Matthew May

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Role of Size in Logo Design

Matthew May

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

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Logic will get you from A to B

Matthew May

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Audio Post

Matthew May

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WRITE FOR TUTSPLUS.COM – PASSIONATE PEOPLE REQUIRED!

Matthew May

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Web Applications envato TutsPlus Writing

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UX Researcher: A User’s Manual

Boxes and Arrows

This article is a guide on what to expect, and how to get the most from your UX researcher–a user manual, if you will. You will invest a lot in your researcher and you deserve the greatest return. You should have high expectations for this critical component of your UX team, and following the recommendations presented in this article will help maximize your return. A long and prosperous future. Congratulations on hiring a user experience design researcher!

What type of lean startup experiment should I run?

Grasshopper Herder

When I was studying marketing I had an arms length list of research techniques like conjoint analysis, surveys, and focus groups. After I read Four Steps to the Epiphany, there was only one: Get out of the building and talk to customers! At LUXr, Janice Fraser introduced me to a whole new host of tools to gain insight such […]. Lean Startups Product/Market Fit Customer Development experiment design survey

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Five Things They Didn’t Teach Me in School About Being a User Researcher

Boxes and Arrows

Graduate school taught me the basics of conducting user research, but it taught me little about what it’s like working as a user researcher in the wild. I don’t blame my school for this. There’s little publicly-available career information for user researchers, in large part because companies are still experimenting with how to best make use of our talents.

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Reigniting Innovation and Creativity

Technology Created

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh. Here’s an interesting question. Why is it that, while artistic tools have become so advanced and provide artists with the opportunity to become so much more productive, the amount of art and the quality of art produced by artists has dropped so dramatically? What am I talking about?

TEDx Talk: The science of improving your brain’s creativity

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TED has just uploaded the video of my recent speech at TEDx Durham University In it, I go through evidence from recent academic studies which shows how everyone has the ability to improve their creativity over time, and what sort of things can help achieve that aim. For those of you who want to know […]. Originally published at TEDx Talk: The science of improving your brain’s creativity. Blog articles creativity imagination neuroscience ted

How to Make a Concept Model

Boxes and Arrows

You can imagine how excited I was to take the Design for Understanding workshop at the 2014 IA Summit. I can draw. I went to art school. I studied painting until I fell out with the abstract expressionists and switched to photography. But I can draw. What I cannot do is diagram. I always wanted to. I have models in my head all the time of how things work. But when it comes time to make a visual model of those ideas, I can’t figure out to to represent them.

Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

In 1982, Scott Cook was watching his wife sit at the kitchen table struggling to balance the family checkbook. Personal computers were just becoming popular and he had seen them transform work at Procter and Gamble; yet here was his wife fighting to do something challenging for humans but trivial for computers. In a flash of insight, he realized that software could replace pencil-and-paper accounting for everyone. This aha moment set him on a path of user-focused innovation.

Open Innovation at the User Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

He presented to attendees at the 2014 Open and User Innovation Conference — the 12th annual meeting of the user innovation workshop — which met at Harvard Business School. Our contention is that UI and OI have two major differences, First, they study overlapping (but slightly different) phenomena — so many topics at OUI 2014 (e.g. New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp 29-49. Frank Piller open innovation OUI 2014 user innovation

Templates Suck, Here’s Our Lean Startup Template

Grasshopper Herder

Every few weeks, someone asks me if there’s a template that they should use to define their lean startup experiments…and I say no. I’m not a big fan of templates in the broad sense of a one size fits all template to define experiments regardless of the context. I am a huge fan of having […]. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship experiment design metrics templates

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WOIC: Day 1

Open Innovation

Microfoundations Failure cases and boundary conditions — a call Henry has made for years, and continues to make every year at the ESADE PhD seminar Inside out (inbound) mode: too much of the front end, not enough of the back end (as Marcel Bogers and I documented in our 2014 JPIM article ) Outside in (outbound) mode — which is both less practiced and (as documented in Bogers & West 2014) less studied.

Ending the UX Designer Drought

Boxes and Arrows

A quick search for “user experience” on indeed.com reveals over 5,000 jobs posted in the last 15 days (as of March 15, 2014) in the United States alone! The user experience design field is booming. We’re making an impact, our community is vibrant, and everyone has a job. And that’s the problem. Simple math turns that into the staggering statistic of 10,000 new UX-related jobs being created every month.

The Four Parts of a Minimal Viable Product

Grasshopper Herder

Isn''t an MVP just a bare bones product? If people sign up for our MVP, that means we''ve got Product/Market Fit, right? Nope. A real MVP has four critical parts. Lean Startups Minimum Viable Product Product/Market Fit product/market fit storyboarding

That cup of coffee is killing your creativity, kid

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That morning cup of coffee may be doing you more harm than good. It is certainly affecting your creativity. What’s the first thing you do when you get to work? Even before you open your email inbox and look through all those requests from managers and colleagues? For a large proportion of people, the very […]. Originally published at That cup of coffee is killing your creativity, kid. Blog articles caffeine coffee creativity sleep

Forms: The Complete Guide

Boxes and Arrows

Forms are one of the most important parts of any site or app—they are the most common way for our users to give us the information that we need to help them do what they want to do. But in many instances, we design forms statically, often as wireframes. But so often, what makes or breaks a form is what it’s like to interact with it. When the user clicks on a particular radio button, some additional inputs appear. How does that happen?

The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

StartX , a nonprofit startup accelerator, recently devoted an entire day to the role of design in early-stage companies. One panel included Laura Klein, Todd Zaki-Warfel, Christina Wodtke, and Mike Long. Each panelist had made their mark on how design is done in start-ups: Laura wrote the influential O’Reilly book on UX for Lean Startups, and Todd penned the bestselling Rosenfeld Media Prototyping book.

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Lean Enterprise & Innovation Ecosystems

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup + Enterprise = Lean Enterprise. Comparing an enterprise to a startup is like comparing an ocean to a dolphin. They simply don’t equate. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean ecosystem lean enterprise

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Elements of Learning Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible. The purpose of an experience and the platform on which the experience takes place will vary: purchasing a plane ticket on a tablet to vacation, enjoying a musical performance in a theater, or learning to code in a classroom.

The Rudder Fallacy – Adopting Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

In a lean startup, team velocity proceeds measurable product progress. Before there is velocity, no measurable progress can be seen on any metrics dashboard. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship adopting lean startup agile velocity metrics

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The Creative Impact of Improvisation

Boxes and Arrows

Improvisation is a very old and time-tested form of theater. The earliest use of improvisation is found in records of a Roman farce performed in 391 BC. Given its long history, it’s surprising to me that in our modern world, comedy–and comedic improvisation–is considered a low-brow form of entertainment. It is generally eschewed by the erudite. But it shouldn’t be. My own experience with improvisation spans 20+ years.

Being Helpful – Interview with Kevin Dewalt

Grasshopper Herder

But how do you find those 10 people? Earn their trust? The answer is pretty obvious - first prove you’re worth their time by helping them. Customer Development Lean Startups Marketing Sales customer discovery marketing sales

False Positives and Product / Market Fit

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup is hard. All we want is to build something people want. Which one of these tests will actually tell us if we have the fabled Product / Market Fit? Business Model Lean Startups customer development survey product/market fit startup marketing pyramid survey.io

Thinking Inside The Box

Technology Created

“Industry and determination can do anything that genius and advantage can do and many things that they cannot.” ” — Teddy Roosevelt. You’ve all heard about “thinking outside the box.” ” It’s a tired expression really. “You need to put on your innovation hat! You need to think outside the box!” ” OK, true enough I guess. But actually, we live in a real world with real constraints. We are, truth be told, in a box.

Getting idea management to work: Interview with Wazoku CEO Simon Hill

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In my latest exclusive interview, I speak to Simon Hill, voted Guardian Small Business Leader of the Year and CEO of Wazoku on what it takes to get idea management systems to actually deliver results. Over the past 5 years, there has been a lot of buzz about software tools which can help companies become more […]. Originally published at Getting idea management to work: Interview with Wazoku CEO Simon Hill.

Honing Your Research Skills Through Ad-hoc Contextual Inquiry

Boxes and Arrows

It’s common in our field to hear that we don’t get enough time to regularly practice all the types of research available to us, and that’s often true, given tight project deadlines and limited resources. But one form of user research–contextual inquiry–can be practiced regularly just by watching people use the things around them and asking a few questions.