Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Braden Kelley

Plastic straws consistently make … Continue reading → Design Innovation Psychology behavioral design California Design Thinking Human-centered Design Human-centered Innovation Seattle StarbucksLet’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

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The Design Thinking Playbook

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Michael Lewrick, author of The Design Thinking Playbook. The book has been released recently in English and has become the preferred book for many Universities which aim to teach students about Design Thinking in Europe, Asia and the US. Innovation Interviews Books business tools Design Thinking Design Thinking Playbook

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3 Ways Generative Design is Transforming Business

Rocketspace

However, there is a new kid on the disruption block: g enerative design. Generative design is an evolution-based approach utilizing software with advanced algorithms that automatically generate 3D model variations based on specific inputs. generative design 3D printing Corporate InnovationMost of us can imagine how traditional subtractive manufacturing works - it requires the cutting away of material from a solid block.

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What’s New In Corporate Innovation 26 January 2018

Imaginatik

But perhaps 2018 is the year in which both the technology ecosystem is mature enough, and corporate preparedness is ripe enough, that industrial transformation reaches its fullest potential. Imagnatik’s take: The insurance space is awash with gamification schemes designed to tip human behaviour in healthier directions, with the ultimate goal of reducing the size and frequency of claims payouts. Watch this space in 2018 and beyond.

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

What is a Google Design Sprint?

Innovation Excellence

Using the three basic premises of Design Thinking – Immersion, Ideation and Prototyping – and leveraging the creation of a multidisciplinary environment, Design Sprint is emerging as new way for accelerated innovation, where speed and innovation go hand in hand. Design Sprint is a. Creativity Design Innovation CxStudio Design Thinking Google Design Sprint Lean start-up Mc Kinsey Concept Sprint

Designing for Meaningful Social Interactions

Boxes and Arrows

Now the time has come for us—designers, working on digital products—to step up our game and act like real gatekeepers. Instead of unethical practices and cheap tricks to lure people into more and more engagement, we need to do the hard work of designing meaningful products where people can connect, collaborate in a meaningful way, and help each other build a better world. We have a huge responsibility here as designers. helps designers to craft useful feedback to each other.

Should You Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Psychology behavioral design California Design Thinking Human-centered Design Human-centered Innovation Seattle StarbucksLet’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’ If you want to read more on the three horizons then take some time out to explore the “ insights and thinking ” resource page shown under the ‘tabs’ above. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design.

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Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. Agile development Business Model Innovation Design Thinking lean startup Agile Development design thinkingAdventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process.

Designing Workspaces To Solve Problems

Innovation Excellence

The Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic, upon seeing the original design, called it a “retrograde cocoon.” Innovation Apple architecture creative workplace Google IBM Research interior designApple’s new campus, Apple Park opened to both adulation and criticism. USA Today pointed out that opening up a glitzy new headquarters is often a signal of impending decline. Wired isn’t sure if it’s insanely great or just insane.

Measuring Innovation Performance

To design good. a design and product innovation. ?rm, With a well-designed innovation contest such as a hackathon, a company can take. Website: hackerearth.com/innovation Email ID: contact@hackerearth.com © 2018 HackerEarth Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. INTRODUCTION Constantly ?nding nding new and better ways to serve customers well, which can confer a.

Design Thinking and the Customer-Centric Organization

Innovation Excellence

Design Innovation Algorithmic Thinking Customer Centered Design Thinking“There’s a reason millions of people try to solve crossword puzzles each day. Amid the well-ordered combat between a puzzler’s mind and the blank boxes waiting to be filled, there is satisfaction along with frustration. Puzzles can be solved; they have answers.” “But a mystery offers no such comfort. It poses a question that has.

5 Tips for Innovative Designs

Innovation Excellence

Tip #1 for Innovative Designs: There Are No Small Changes Innovative designs mean change, right? Innovation change DesignOften, yes, but caution is in order, “We want to limit the length of a review in the product to 140 characters, because we may want to use SMS at some stage. That’s a small change, right?” A stakeholder remark.

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Hack: Organize a Design Sprint

Board of Innovation

The post Hack: Organize a Design Sprint appeared first on Board of Innovation. 52 Hacks design sprintRead More.

UX Design Careers in 2018 and Beyond: The Future of the UX Designer

Boxes and Arrows

At the time of this writing, a search for UX design jobs on job finder Glassdoor reveals almost 20,000 open positions in the United States alone. With a significant spike year-to-year, the median salary in 2018 is $93,000 in the States, with the coasts offering the highest paying positions. Onward Search provides a useful overview of the UX design job market in infographic format. If we go by the stats, the market for UX designers could not be hotter. Product design.

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers

Game-Changer

My response: If you want to learn about problem solving, learn from designers. Design for me isn’t about how pretty something looks, but how it works. I don’t write a lot about design in this blog but I do have a very deep respect and admiration for it. One big influence in my life was my Grandfather, who was a multidisciplinarian: designer, maker and architect. This is why I believe you should learn from designers if you want to learn problem solving.

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Biased by Design

Boxes and Arrows

While my parents worked long past sunset, I played on the sidewalk of my parents’ company, Design Matters. Before it was a podcast, Design Matters—one of the first agencies in the San Francisco Bay area—was my personal experience with design. My parents were early web designers who rode the dot-com boom back when the area was still ripe with possibility. In the early days, designers came to the field with years of diverse and highly specialized professional experience.

Designing for Interaction

Boxes and Arrows

Now the time has come for us—designers, working on digital products—to step up our game and act like real gatekeepers. Instead of unethical practices and cheap tricks to lure people into more and more engagement, we need to do the hard work of designing meaningful products where people can connect, collaborate in a meaningful way, and help each other build a better world. We have a huge responsibility here as designers. helps designers to craft useful feedback to each other.

Where Do Design and Business Strategy Meet? Design Thinking

Boxes and Arrows

Design is a logical art. In other words, designers are no strangers to strategy. Yet even designers themselves forget that the world of design is much larger than mockups and prototypes. This “capital D” conception of design is often referred to as “design thinking,” a problem-solving framework that can be applied across any number of problem domains and at any scale. Designers belong at the business table.

Using Design Thinking to Ready Your Company for the Green Economy

IdeaScale

Why not start by using design thinking to start solving those problems? For those of you familiar with design thinking, you might already know the process associated with growing meaningful ideas and solutions. As we’ve discussed in a previous blog post, design thinking is a six-phase process that puts people in focus. The post Using Design Thinking to Ready Your Company for the Green Economy appeared first on IdeaScale.

As we enter 2018 we will need Knowledge Graphs

Paul Hobcraft

Up to now, knowledge has been kept and used fairly inefficiently, we have tended to keep it in our own way of doing or collecting things, it then becomes rigid in its design and inflexible to radically alter or redesign, without some massive reworking. What if we can suddenly scale, have availability in different ways and design, be able to query in fast, reliable, easy and open ways? What a thought as we enter 2018…….an

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5 Videos for Learning about Design Sprints

Innovation Excellence

This article is a republished selection from InnovationTraining.org’s recommended resources: Design Sprint Videos. Running a “design sprint” is a trending design thinking approach to innovation that is agile in nature. It’s an important concept to learn for designers, product and service developers, and organizational innovators. These design sprint videos are resources I include with my training workshops.

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Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

As PwC suggests there is a new risk appetite in how we are investing in technology and yes, we are learning to share risks far more through managing innovation far more through platforms and ecosystem design. Integrated Ecosystem Design Power of platform management risk in innovation projectss risk-taking in innovation Scaling engagement through innovation The New Innovation Era visual and mapping innovationFor me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

Less than 30% of manufacturing companies are actively rolling out Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies at scale” No wonder we presently have trouble attracting many businesses onto platforms when they are still very much behind in deciding or deploying a strategically thought-through IIoT digital design, that is connecting everything up. We can begin to design products that are more “digitally connected” that can be updated in the consumer’s premise or hand.

Musings of an Apprentice: Business Thinking Meets Design Thinking to Create a Design-led company

InnovationManagement

Abstract: A perspective of a redesigned, reformed and transformed business design professional. The author shares her journey, experience, progress, and point of view on today's often discussed "design thinking or building a design-led innovation culture.". Strategies design thinking innovation

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystem co-operations can allow you to align with others, totally outside your existing relationships, so you can enter new markets, explore new concepts and design, that would have been impossible as an individual organization. Ecosystems built around specific platform designs are the future of innovation that takes designs and solutions into a new realm of opportunity built on collaborative engagement and common missions.

10 More Amazing Innovation & Design Card Decks

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Leadership Management Strategy card deck cards Design play stimulus workshopLast year LPK created a card deck of the top 50 Roadblocks to Innovation. In the last 18 months we’ve shared 900+ sets to innovators in 28 countries on 6 continents – led 35+ workshops for groups in corporate innovation, academia, startups & non-profits – and learned a ton about what really stands between innovation ambition and impact. In March.

Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Agile Development Business Model Innovation design thinking lean startupAdventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process.

Systems Thinking is the New Design Thinking

Business Innovation Design

Over the past decade there have been case studies of successful application using design thinking applied in businesses, non-profits and government agencies. Enterprises like IKEA uses design thinking in its product development process and showroom experience. Airbnb, a unicorn startup, started to use design thinking in its early days. The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore uses design thinking to onboard the registration of new foreign employees.

News from CES 2018: Beyond the Hype of Kodak’s Blockchain Announcement

Yet2

Earlier this month Kodak made headlines from CES 2018 with the announcement of its own cryptocurrency, KODAKCoin. But ask nearly any photographer, graphic designer, or other creator with IP available on the Internet, and they will likely have a story of finding their work in use by a person or organization who has not paid them for that work. The post News from CES 2018: Beyond the Hype of Kodak’s Blockchain Announcement appeared first on Yet2.

3 Steps to Design Your Innovation Management Program

IdeaScale

But before you get started and either adopt or define a methodology of your own, you’ll need to design your innovation management program starting with these three steps. The post 3 Steps to Design Your Innovation Management Program appeared first on IdeaScale. Disrupt or be disrupted has been the slogan of the past few years as new startups repeatedly overturn and overtake established companies that have been around for years.

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A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. A more integrated solution that takes our understanding of innovation and how to manage it, into the realms of ecosystems and platforms in its design and thinking. Just remember a new innovation design needs to be radical, totally connected and resource rich. The post A new cycle of innovation design appeared first on The Future Shapers.

So the value we can derive from using Knowledge Graphs

Paul Hobcraft

How does Knowledge Graphs fit within our need to communicate in new, visually exciting ways? Let me provide a short narrative to give this a meaning and why it is becoming so important. Today we deliver content- It has become far too easy. We are drowning in it on a daily basis. We all suffer a massive deluge of digital input. Content can’t stand alone. What we need is context to anchor content and give it meaning……… that’s our necessary starting point.

Top 10 Innovation and Design Card Decks

Innovation Excellence

I’ve long been a fan of design and innovation card decks. Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies. IDEO’s Method Cards. Sub Rosa’s Questions & Empathy. Idea Couture’s Impact Foresight Game. I love them so much I helped create one this year – LPK’s Roadblocks to Innovation – shared 600+ sets worldwide and led a couple dozen Roadblocks Workshops. collaboration Innovation Leadership Management Strategy barriers cards failure Roadblocks success tool

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2018 Product Release

Wazoku

London, United Kingdom – 18 October 2018 – Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2018 product release, focused on driving engagement across the platform. Our Autumn release includes many features and enhancements designed to enable our global customer base to further embed idea management across their entire organisation and broader ecosystem. The post Wazoku Announces Autumn 2018 Product Release appeared first on Wazoku.

A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

There has just been a highly useful benchmarking report released by Innovation Leader with KPMG LLP sponsoring this and providing some of their collective insights into the different aspects of “ Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018″ At present, you can download the report before it might slip behind a paywall at some later stage. 2018 Innovation Leaders LLC and KPMG LLP.

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#1,425 – My Greatest Ideas of 2018

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Creative Outlet Malls : What I’m envisioning is a multi-purpose facility specifically designed to cater to the needs of the modern citizen. Art Hunt : Like Product Hunt, but for discovering artistic and creative talent. Musicians, photographers, writers, whatever the case may be. Unique Etsy storefronts would qualify. Ditto for unheralded Instagram accounts, little known blogs, and YouTube accounts deserving of a wider audience.

FEI Boston Speakers Lineup Boston, MA 2018

eZassi

Announcing The 2018 FEI Boston Speakers Lineup. Today we are excited to announce the 2018 FEI Boston Speakers Conference Lineup. The conference date is April 23 – 26, 2018 and will be held in Boston, MA. smart, attainable, beautifully designed and sustainable. Hired by then VP of Design Mark Parker to explore concept apparel and graphics. The post FEI Boston Speakers Lineup Boston, MA 2018 appeared first on Ezassi.

Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design in Medical Devices & Pharma

InnovationTraining.org

Examples of design thinking and human-centered design in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. Through the use of methodologies like design thinking and human-centered design, hospitals and other medical organizations have been able to better serve their patients and address specific problems or needs. What is design thinking and human-centered design? Take a closer look at design thinking and human-centered design on our blog.

The Arrival and Potential of Knowledge Graphs into Our World

Paul Hobcraft

I wrote a post “ As we enter 2018 we will need Knowledge Graphs ” in December 2017, from that brief visit to Siemens where I saw an early conceptual Knowledge Graph demonstration. 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.

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An Educator's Guide To Implementing Design Thinking | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Design thinking is a mindset that empowers children with the ability to think creatively

Digitizing Design Thinking

IdeaHunt

Taking a look at this exciting new horizon with expert Fredrik Heghammar