2021 IdeaScale Innovation Management Award Winners


For 2021, IdeaScale has three new winners of the Innovation Management Awards: TriHealth for engaging nearly 80% of their workforce; Grant Thornton for pioneering work in automation; and Graybar for an exemplary innovation process.

How Design Thinking Promotes Innovation


It’s well known that design thinking is a creative problem-solving process, which focuses on reaching solutions that were previously inaccessible. In this article, we’ll discuss design thinking and the impact that using it can have on the innovative process.


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12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021


It includes both the development of new products and changes in the design of established products. Incremental innovation is research and development to design and implement a series of smaller changes over time, by improving performance, upgrading materials, or lowering manufacturing costs.

Top Innovation Conferences for 2021


The Future Festival: March and November 2021. The same is true of the World Summit for 2021 in November, also virtual and also free. THE Innovation Impact Summit: April 19-22, 2021. The Adobe Summit: April 27-28, 2021.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Interview with Design Thinking Leader Steven Forth on What Makes Business Model Innovation So Challenging


IdeaScale was introduced to Ibbaka because they are working with us on a very special project to help us innovate on our business model, but we were impressed at their experience, conversancy in design thinking and innovation and passion for subjects like growth models.

New Innovation Books for 2021 & Beyond


Check out our list of design thinking books to read. New Releases in 2021. Here are the some of the new releases about innovation and innovative approaches in 2021: 1. This June 2021 release from Dr. Kim Hires is especially for innovation leaders and would-be leaders.

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Designing Unique Workshops is hard work

Paul Hobcraft

I believe any design of workshops must meet your needs, to push the thinking and to generate new returns in innovation understanding. Building the workshop it is deliberately designed to help you need to think through many areas of productive innovation opportunity.

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How the 2021 Olympic Games Are Some of the Most Innovative Yet


They’re carefully designed and programmed to avoid the notorious “uncanny valley,” where robots are just convincing enough to seem human, but enough details are off to unnerve people. In particular, they’ve been designed to help children interact with the Games.

Design Thinking Is Not A Safe Way To Be Creative


“If you think design thinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to “safely” be creative, think again.” Most people don't pick design as a profession because they need structures, definitions and measurable progress.

How to apply Behavioral Design to healthcare

Board of Innovation

Behavioral Design is one of the capabilities that will be an asset for you as your products, services, and portfolios disrupt and are disrupted. The post How to apply Behavioral Design to healthcare appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

Any disruptive forces are highly transforming, they form new patterns of understanding and value creation potential, but they need a totally different design and structure. The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months.

This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

Idea to Value

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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Podcast S5E101: Eric Quint – Scaling creativity and design in large businesses

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Design expert Eric Quint. We speak about the way innovation is approached at 3M and Philips, how this has changed over time, and what it takes to scale creativity and design.

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What Will the Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 Be on Digital Transformation?


Organizations have learned what can work remotely and what can’t and are applying those lessons to post-pandemic work design over the last year.

PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer on Embracing Failure

Innovation Leader

Maruo Porcini, PepsiCo’s first-ever Chief Design Officer, offers insight on the intersections of innovation and design, methods for getting to the root of customer needs

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Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

8 steps to face a VUCA environment with Design Thinking

The Future Shapers

Regardless of your industry, you must find new ways to create certainty for your business, and Design Thinking is one of the best allies when applying it in the VUCA environments of organisations. Design Thinking Innovation Process Strategic Thinking

A logo is not a brand

Idea to Value

When you think of a brand, what do you think of? In many cases, the first images which popped into your head are probably of the most popular brand logos you know. Apple, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Amazon, TikTok, Starbucks.

The value of three horizon mapping for a Sustainability Journey.

Paul Hobcraft

A sustainable design that turns today’s promise of decarbonization into a real, meaningful one that delivers tangible and quantifiable solutions in product and the extended supply chain. To get to this new design, we need different thinking.

#2,064 – CES 2021: Rollable Phones

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Wired sums it up best: “For more than a decade, smartphone designers have stuck closely to the humble rectangular slab. And now there’s a new trend in phone design: handsets with flexible screens that unroll to become larger.

How to use KANBAN: An effective productivity method for innovative ideas

Idea to Value

Design. How do you manage projects where the requirements are likely to change frequently. Or where teams might be independently working on multiple aspects separately but simultaneously. One management method which might be of interest is KANBAN.

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Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation


and the answer can serve as the beacon for all organizational decision-making in 2021 paired with collaboration in an online world. What is the benefit of being purpose-driven in 2021? ?? Design Thinking methods and AI can help them find the right connections.

Abilene’s paradox: How we decide to do things nobody really wants

Idea to Value

It is similar to the challenges of design by committee. Have you ever been in a situation where you think nobody likes the decision which everyone agreed to? This might be explained by the Abelines Paradox. Coined by management expert Jerry B.

Design Thinking Double Diamond Framework Training


Learn more about this classic Double Diamond design thinking framework and find resources, tips, and more to apply it to your own projects. Developed and popularized by the British Design Council, the double diamond framework has been around since 2004. Design Thinking Software Tools.

Careers Conducive to Creativity

Idea to Value

Particularly in 2021, retail customers are experiencing some significant psychological challenges, often featuring stress and anxiety caused by isolation. Living a creative life is a goal for a lot of people.

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

For example, there are often processes that are specifically designed to eliminate risks and control change. In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted.

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This Macbook charger shows how technology has grown exponentially

Idea to Value

Even though higher frequencies usually equate to faster speeds, the charger chip is designed to operate at very low power levels (requiring less than 1% of the power of the 68000 chip) and they have completely different architectures and functions.

I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is vital to the energy system’s evolution, its need to be fully integrated and operational in design, and we need to further recognize its crucial role. I see the front end of energy as the critical feeding-in point for the energy transition. So what does this means exactly?

The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

– We stretch the minds to push something existing into something new in design, different materials, or a totally different experience previously unknown or yet to be conceived.-Establishing

Future Trends 2021: People Experience and Challenge-based Learning


From 2021, organizations have an obligation to not just engage (virtually), but empower people every day. Since 2020, a new approach to employee experience design?—?the 8+1 Best practices and tips on how to go beyond the engagement of people? link] ?

Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening


In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. The ultimate goal of product and business design is not developing a solution or designing the solution right, but generating repeatable growth.

Why mind wandering is good for your creativity

Idea to Value

Or if you are trying to solve a code, design or math challenge, do something with your hands, like cooking or playing with LEGO. If you want to become more creative, one of the most effective things you can do is become more comfortable letting your mind wander.

Designing unique workshops is hard work

The Future Shapers

Understanding innovation requires a deep awareness- through a variety of tailored or purpose-designed workshops, dialogues or discovery trips you can rapidly enhance your awareness and grasp of what ‘makes up’ innovation. Design Thinking Innovation Tools Leading Change

The 6 core skills every innovator needs

Idea to Value

While many innovation experts focus on helping individuals learn techniques to come up with more ideas, like brainstorming or design thinking, the most valuable skill is being able to select which ideas to focus on based on the value they will deliver.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

It is often not one parties fault unless they are deliberate in their design. I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation?

Webinar: How United Way Served Community Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis


Overview: Join us Sept 14, 2021, 11 AM PST on Zoom as we discuss how the United Way Worldwide (UWW) innovation team used innovation strategy to fight the “invisible problems” and downstream effects of COVID-19. It teamed up with a major consulting firm to design a social innovation challenge.

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Why Is Innovation Vital for Your Organization and What Innovation Services Are Available to Help?


It helps designate innovation roles and outlines how they will fit with the innovation program. Campaign design. Innovation is essential for all organizations. Whether you work in government or the private sector, constant change is vital to what you do.

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Having people at the centre of designs enables more intelligent, rapid and lasting innovation. Using Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, the need was to design and simulate air quality. Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently.

P&G’s Global Design Officer on How Design Inspires Experimentation

Innovation Leader

We speak to Procter & Gamble’s Global Design Officer Phil Duncan to learn more Why do we trust Mr. Clean, outfitted in a white t-shirt with one hoop earring, to clean our homes, or the family of blue Charmin bears to sell us toilet paper?

Podcast S5E124: Dean Keith Simonton – The link between Genius and Creativity

Idea to Value

And how your genetics end up influencing how you design your environment. In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with a cornerstone of the creativity research field, Prof Dean Keith Simonton.

Stop Copying Me: Desire And Design Thinking


design thinking disruptive innovation ideas innovation leadership motivation opinionToday we’re talking about mimetic theory.