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.

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.


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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.

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.

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.

Design Thinking Rooted in Empathy Enables Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Empathy is one of the best virtues to have as a leader of an organization or a group of people dedicated to achieving any cause, but it’s not exclusively valuable just to leaders.

Generative Design: A new form of computer creativity

Idea to Value

Up until recently, most of the things we bought were designed by humans. Everything could be traced back to an individual or team who set out to design products with the ideal the combination of form and function. Welcome to the world of Generative Design.

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Chrishell Stause on Designing the Smart Home of Your Dreams

Business and Tech

The post Chrishell Stause on Designing the Smart Home of Your Dreams appeared first on Business and Tech. Actress and real estate agent Chrishell Stause gives her advice on creating a smart home that is personalized and budget-friendly.

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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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Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

In the fourth conversation between Jeffrey Phillips and myself around parts of the Executive Innovation Work Mat, we took on several different issues around the design, function, structure and process needs for innovation. Most of the rigidity needs to be designed out.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Nominations Open for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2021

Innovation Excellence

Tiffany Brooks Talks the Future of Smart Home Design

Business and Tech

Tiffany Brooks, interior designer and television personality known for winning HGTV’s “ Design Star ,” shares her tips on how to integrate smart technology into your home. The post Tiffany Brooks Talks the Future of Smart Home Design appeared first on Business and Tech.

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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.

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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Voting Open – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2021

Innovation Excellence

For more than a decade I’ve devoted myself to making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because I truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and … Continue reading → Change Design Innovation Strategy Top 10 authors bloggers blogging Business Authors Business Transformation Design Thinking digital transformation transformation

Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

Any construct of a Strategically designed innovation plan needs to work through different concepts and tools. Taking action in designing your innovation alignment. I have just finished the second of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips.

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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Use the Saturate and Group Tool to Ramp Up Your Design Thinking


Over the last 25 years, I have led hundreds of design thinking sessions for international organizations and startups including brands like Red Bull. Saturate and Group is a brainstorming and ideation process used in the design thinking phase of innovation.

Here Are Some Cool and Innovative 3D Printing Business Ideas for 2021


Thankfully, 3D Printing can bring the newness we seek and offer customers more ways to customize the existing designs as well. Being one of the most lucrative ideas for starting your own business, you can certainly make huge profits by selling unique and complex designs.

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Providing the glue in the common language, communications, and context needed for successful innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Function/Structure/Design – we examine how innovation should “work” – design and processes – and why it is vital to focus on an innovation capacity. The T-Skill thinking in the design. The Tower Of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563).

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

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

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.

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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#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.

Getting back to the Future about Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We have actively collaborated and designed tools and frameworks over the years that we believe had some of our insights “baked” into them to offer valuable reference points to help us all work through connecting innovation in hopefully better ways.

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.

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.

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. In this post, we’ll share some tips and hints centered around innovation and design thinking frameworks to help you deliver an engaging and impactful experience.

Choosing Conscious Leadership: Our 2021 Impact Report


Since beginning our B Corp journey in 2021, we have used the application process to critically examine how else we might use our business for greater good. 2021 Impact Report. 2021 by the numbers Employees. Visual design elements created by Rihab

Top 100 Innovation and Transformation Articles of 2021

Innovation Excellence

2021 marked the re-birth of my original Blogging Innovation blog as a new blog called Human-Centered Change and Innovation.

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] ?

Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

Any governance design needs to be clean, robust, open and transparent , not opaque and closed to a selected few as this opens up to criticism, cynicism or favouritism. Governance of innovation in a comprehensive manner, that is well-designed is essential for innovation today.

550 Quote Slides on Design, Innovation, and Change

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Design Change Digital Transformation Design Thinking Creativity Leadership I’m flattered that people have been … Continue reading → Change Design Digital Transformation Innovation Leadership Quotes Design Thinking keynote speakers presentations quotes slides Workshops

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?

Experience Thinking – The Next Evolution for Design Thinking

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Anthony Mills Prologue Design Thinking is an incredibly powerful way to approach the design of just about anything that involves an interaction with people (or other intelligent creatures). Its underlying philosophy of Human Centered Design requires that … Continue reading → Design Innovation Design Thinking Experience Design Experience Thinking

Technology, inspiration and connected innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021 The recognizing of digital threads are connected to the new drivers. Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021. Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

Then we have The ETP Clean Energy Technology Guide is an interactive framework that contains information for over 400 individual technology designs and components across the whole energy system that contribute to achieving the goal of net-zero emissions.