How Design Thinking Promotes Innovation

IdeaScale

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.

2021 IdeaScale Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

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. Best Engagement Strategy: TriHealth.

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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. Find ones that are 100% focused on engaging with and accelerating innovation. Finding opportunities for Innovation and Growth is hard work.

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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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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.

Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

Alignment of an organizations strategy and innovation approach is essential and this needs to flow and connect from the top, but I have often felt there has not been a suitable engagement platform to gather around and work through to build a robust, well-connected innovation capability.

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 more we engage with others, across borders or departments, gaining consensus takes a long time.

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.

Top Tips for Creating an Engaging Hybrid Workspace

Business and Tech

We asked him about how HR professionals can cultivate an engaging environment for employees, even while most of them are still working from home. What is the role of HR in creating engaging environments for employees? How does offering consistent feedback increase employee engagement?

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

IdeaScale

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Paul Hobcraft

The scope and strategy of each partnership are in keeping with the IEA Shared Goals of energy security, environmental protection and economic growth, and engagement worldwide.

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.

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. Siemens is paying for my engagement, not for promotional purpose.

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

They are a call to action and engage those listening to the narrative to make a difference. The care within designing the narrative is you do not want contradictory narratives; they need to be in pursuit of complementary narratives.

Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The different voices involved can be highly engaged; you have the voice of today , more concerned with managing the existing, maximizing returns and keeping the organization going efficiently and effectively. The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway.

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?

Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

What condition of ‘readiness’ in design, capabilities and capacity4. These form the ‘way forward’ in discussions, resolution and design.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

Then the whole 4th Industrial Revolution shifting the industry from islands of expertise into networks of collaborations was my next point of focus, connecting industrial IoT by offering a reference and engagement platform. The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing.

Mapping Out Your Innovating Way Forward

Paul Hobcraft

Then thirdly, we go into the process design stage shown. This includes a dedicated programme management need, approaching any roll-out through initiative testing, piloting and exploring steps to move towards the organizational design options that work from this validation.

Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

The report “ Five Bold Steps Towards a Reimagined American Innovation Agenda “, written in February 2021, argues for embracing these five bold steps of story, stewardship, strategy, scaling, and system reimagine innovation for the decade ahead.

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?

Going beyond the known of today

Paul Hobcraft

This energy system needs to move from today’s reliance of fossil fuels and antiquated infrastructure into one based on clean, sustainable and renewable energy sources, delivered through a highly distributed infrastructure, designed for the final consumer of the energy.

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The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

We are looking for a cascade of better choices to achieve the desired innovation outcomes that only an integrated innovation design can achieve. This is where the engagement from the top of the organization becomes pivotal. Visual source; [link].

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 mean exactly?

Autonomy and Ownership Enable Engaged Employees

Tullio Siragusa

Autonomy and Ownership Enable Engaged Employees. Company cultures focused on creating an environment of autonomy, greatly help employees become more engaged with the work they are doing and take it upon themselves to be accountable for it. When people have more choices to shape their working environment, they are happier, more committed, engaged in their jobs, more productive and most loyal to the organization.”.

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. Far too often, engaging and innovative meetings are rare and fall short of accomplishing their goals. Implementation: 6 Questions to Help You Design Innovative Meetings.

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?

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

My multipliers for innovation at the Front End of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

This fresh focus enables a more substantial client resource focusing on highly relevant aspects of building out and validating their future interest and value in new business options and energy design solutions.

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

Paul Hobcraft

The scope and strategy of each partnership are in keeping with the IEA Shared Goals of energy security, environmental protection and economic growth, and engagement worldwide.

Choosing Conscious Leadership: Our 2021 Impact Report

Econic

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

The crucial role Innovation must play in the Energy system

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is vital to the energy system’s integration and operation design, and we need to further recognize its crucial role. They all need a purposeful design of a new, cleaner energy system.

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How Technology is Empowering the Modern Property Manager

Business and Tech

” How does this affect resident engagement and satisfaction? We designed ResMan to complement the natural workflows of each role onsite — regional management, corporate office, and leadership team.

A logo is not a brand

Idea to Value

It is also therefore what a consumer feels about themselves when they engage with the company. 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.

Google Spotlights Black-Owned Businesses This Holiday Season

Business and Tech

Asia Hall CEO and Designer, Neon Cowboys: A fashion tech brand that specializes in western glowing apparel and accessories based in Los Angeles, CA. You can control your voice, engage with your community, and find new shoppers who have been looking for a product like yours!”.

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Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement

Qmarkets

While usually this is said in reference to people, we at Qmarkets know it’s also very true for web products and applications – especially when you are aiming to maximize engagement and usage. The post Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement appeared first on Qmarkets

6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

In order to get your creative juices flowing it can be important to engage in creative thinking exercises and practice ways you can improve your innovation process. If you haven’t implemented design thinking or creative thinking exercises into your workspace, it’s time to start.

Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement

Qmarkets

While this is usually said in reference to people, we at Qmarkets know it’s also very true for web products and applications – especially when you are aiming to maximize engagement and usage. The post Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement appeared first on Qmarkets.

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. Siemens is paying for my engagement, not for promotional purpose.

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. Siemens is paying for my engagement, not for promotional purpose.