Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today. A few years later, an industrial designer and vehicle dynamics engineer conceptualized the Polaris Slingshot, a new form of three-wheel motorcycle that would shatter preconceptions about hybrid or trike-style bikes and attract an entirely new buyer segment. Making the Case for Spigit—Crowdsourcing breakthrough innovation at Polaris.

Case Study: Digitizing an Industry


Software Design & Delivery. The startup handed Taivara a typical binder and said, “Turn this into an app design.” Case Study: Testing for the Perfect Market. Case Study: Uncovering Hidden Market Opportunity. Case Study Case Study - Software

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Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

Innovation 360 Group

Acknowledging the need for pursuing deeper impact over a wider area, the Growkomp Regional Development Project was designed to develop the innovation capacities of 22 manufacturing companies in the Småland regionof Sweden over a two-year period. Blog case study GrowKomp

Case Study: How to Build a Digital User Experience Monitoring System

Boxes and Arrows

In this case study, we describe our user experience monitoring system at Qualtrics. [1] We start our case study by describing our system; from there, we’ll share our process for creating this system and share some advice. Lessons learned. Case Studies

Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line


Software Design & Delivery. Design a visually appealing interface that could easily be white-labeled for each new brand. However, each data-collection strategy requires a unique workflow with unique edge cases. Case Study: Testing for the Perfect Market.

Case Study: Saving the World from Bio-Disaster


Case Study. We established core design patterns so that future changes and additions to the UI could be quick and simple. We hosted the application in AWS GovCloud which is designed specifically to address strict U.S. Case Study: Saving the World from Bio-Disaster.

How to Use Gamification in Mobile Apps: A Case Study

Boxes and Arrows

Gamification, or the addition of game-like elements to anything that isn’t a game, pops up all over the design world. The moment when users first open your app is critical to the app’s success , and you can use gamification as a tool to get a new user through the learning curve.

Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage

Boxes and Arrows

In particular, I am seeking insight from this case study into the “balance of power” tension. There’s no guarantee, of course, that lessons learned in that context will transfer to others. Most Wiki software is easy to learn (at least to us!),

Siemens Case Study: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Turn Gridlock into Green Lights

Planview Spigit

We’ve been in contact with people from around the globe and learned about some of the specific problems that people face—many problems we weren’t even aware of.” – Ben Collar, Director of R&D, Siemens Mobility, Intelligent Traffic Systems. We’ve been in contact with people from around the globe and learned about some of the specific problems that people face—many problems we weren’t even aware of,” he said.

Testing New Business Ideas: Learnings from OWLET [Part 1]

Strategyzer Innovation

What can we learn from Owlet on testing new business ideas? Of course, this is a set-up as there is so much to learn in this 10 minute video! But if no one wants your product or service then you have learned something valuable without having to spend much time, resources and effort.

Four Innovation Lessons We Can Learn from Standard Bank


Here’s how it happened and the lessons we can learn from it. The post Four Innovation Lessons We Can Learn from Standard Bank appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice Case Study crowdsourcing problem identification refine standard bank track

Developing and Scaling a New System for a Non-Profit Serving Seniors in their Homes


Interviews conducted with the member organizations across the US provided insights to design an easy Change of Condition checklist for drivers to follow and a system for them to submit alerts that indicated a change of condition in the people they visited in their homes. About this Client.

Lessons from Monet: Impressions of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Case Study Creativity Design Innovation Inspiration People & Skills Profiles of Innovators Creative Problem-solving Disrutpive Innovation failure Fine Art history Learning Monet Painting perspective

How Google Innovates

Innovation Excellence

Steve Jobs built—and then revived—Apple by fusing technology with design. Case Study Innovation Technology Artificial Intelligence Data Science deep learning Google Google Brain image search Math research search engines voice search

The Magic of Process: Department of Labor


Even in their first case study with IdeaScale, the Department of Labor outlined a repeatable seven step process which they have used for numerous citizen engagement campaigns: 1. Case Study Department of Labor dol innovation process workflow youthact

Top Human-Centered Design Resources

Discover our guide to human-centered design books, articles, tools, and other resources. One up-and-coming innovation framework is human-centered design, an approach centered around the end user and their unique problems and needs. What is Human-Centered Design?

How to Design for Outcomes

Tim Kastelle

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. It’s always a bit dangerous to be “inspirational.”

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Creating the Persuasive Pattern card deck

Boxes and Arrows

One of our finest tasks as designers is to filter the abundance of choice into easily digestible bits. This requires an endeavor into product psychology and the art of designing with purpose and intent. Stakeholders in design. All design has at least two stakeholders.

Lessons from the 1977 EPA Standards Manual Kickstarter Campaign

Innovation Excellence

Wen Sagi Haviv, a principal in the New York design firm, Chermayeff Geismar & offered to gift us with 1977 EPA Graphic Standards Manual, designed by the renowned Steff Geissbuhler it started us on an adventure that concluded this week when we met our goal.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy


In fact, NASA’s up to its seventh competition in this area so far, with new designs arriving every year. There’s a lot we can learn from NASA’s crowdsourcing. Case Study crowdsourcing government ideas Mars NASA

Trial & Error: What Thomas Edison Can Teach Businesses Today

Daniel Burrus

That’s the idea behind my powerful strategy: Fail Fast to Learn Faster. Here’s a statistic that really brings home the interrelationship between failure and innovation—and further, the value of learning to fail quickly. New” Coke: A Case Study in Fast Failure.

Non-Profit Innovation: NCARB Brings New Product to Market

Moves the Needle

How The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Used Lean Innovation to Create New Value for Their Customers Take this Case Study with you! Download the PDF version of this case study to take with you for reference.

How Used Lean Innovation to Make Their Mission a Reality

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation Case Study: Bringing a New Product to Market Don’t have time to read the whole article? Download this case study to show to your team, colleagues or boss: DOWNload Case Study.


How SAY San Diego is Using Lean Innovation to Create Real Change

Moves the Needle

Co-Authored by Heather Hiscox and Amelia Klawon Get the full case study to save for your records or to show to your leadership team here: Download Case Study. So much more can be accomplished when organizations embrace the unknown, shift their perspective to focus on their different customers, learn from valuable insights gained via empathy and experimentation, and ignite the innovative spirit within their culture. Case Study Social Impact


Emotional Design with A.C.T. – Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

We also learned that customers are attracted to things that have an aesthetic personality that’s similar to their own, 1 but they prefer products that take on a complementary role during interaction. model, a user-friendly take on using existing frameworks for designing emotional experiences.

IM Award Lessons: Rapidly Iterating on Promising Ideas


The QED Group has been a pioneer in the area of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting, an approach designed to foster continuous improvement through stakeholder engagement and change management. To learn more about QED’s award-winning efforts, download the case study today!

Honing Your Research Skills Through Ad-hoc Contextual Inquiry

Boxes and Arrows

She was using an app on an tablet that was attached to a large case with a battery pack, which she carried over her shoulder. The system, I have to assume, was designed to use as few screens as possible. The app in use at this company wasn’t designed to be the most finger-friendly. It reinforced for me that we can learn a lot about how to approach hardware and software design just by watching people use these products, even products we had no part in creating.

The Power of Collaboration

Boxes and Arrows

Creating a Learning Resource with Aboriginal Students. My graduate school thesis project was to create a learning resource for an Aboriginal literature course for Aboriginal students at the University of Alberta. My final project was a prototype design that I then tested in paper form.

Students Under-Served by Higher Education


Executive Summary The challenge for the Special Assistant to the Provost for Innovation was to uncover underserved learner audiences that could generate new revenue for the university through new programs that satisfy long-term learning needs. Case Studies Adjacent business strategy

A better way: combining Design Thinking and Business Intelligence


The combinatorial approach to Business Intelligence with Design Thinking achieves an unprecedented level of comprehension of corporate realities, and it does so in a concrete way, incorporating the subjective factors of the human relationships involved. Learn how to combine these forms of analysis and apply it in your business. A qualitative analysis of Business Intelligence is added through the experimental and collaborative methodology brought by Design Thinking.

A better way: combining Business Intelligence with Design Thinking


The combinatorial approach to Business Intelligence with Design Thinking achieves an unprecedented level of comprehension of corporate realities, and it does so in a concrete way, incorporating the subjective factors of the human relationships involved. Learn how to combine these forms of analysis and apply it in your business. A qualitative analysis of Business Intelligence is added through the experimental and collaborative methodology brought by Design Thinking.

Google, Stanford, and The Government Fight Swine Flu

Boxes and Arrows

Bolt | Peters recently collaborated with Stanford University’s Bill Behrman on designing the Google Sites template for local governments to use as a backup to deliver information on the H1N1 outbreak, and also disasters and emergencies in general. Just a few of them: Visual Design. *

IM Award Lessons: How Innovation Maximizes Mission Performance


It’s extremely fun and rewarding to offer some techniques like crowdsourcing and human centered design to get discussion of the ground. To learn more about the Coast Guard’s award-winning efforts, download the case study today! .

Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?

Boxes and Arrows

Design patterns are generally considered a good thing, but do they actually help run a user experience group? As a user experience group manager and an observer (and sponsor) of design pattern exercises, I’ve come to have serious questions about their actual utility.

Making the Case for a Design-Led Transformation

Boxes and Arrows

Given all the local and systemic challenges in healthcare, designers have the opportunity to make an impact in a high-risk environment that can be one day be linked directly to the improvement of patient outcomes. Design for Care , by Peter Jones, makes the case for a design-led transformation across the entire spectrum of healthcare to help solve these various problems. Traditional Design (traditional craft design processes). Design 2.0: Design 3.0:

Ideate or Deteriorate – Why Companies Must Learn How To Be Innovative to Achieve Major Growth


Is innovation a superfluous fad that just won’t go away, or is learning how to be innovative crucial for futureproofing an enterprise? However in comparison to what it could have achieved, Yahoo serves as an important business failure case study. Launched in 2009, this app was designed to fulfil the purpose of SMS messaging on mobile phones and it quickly became very popular.

Gaining a Competitive Edge Through eLearning by Costa


However, that’s not the only reason you should consider developing custom content for your organization’s learning & development needs. Custom learning content has the potential to put your organization ahead of the curve. E-Learning

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

Hallmarks of ambidextrous organizational designs. It can be considered essential reading for all those interested in modern organizational designs and associated leadership requirements. The most-successful ambidextrous designs meet characteristics P2 – P5 above.

Successful Innovation Program Highlights the Value of Intrapreneurship


Even companies that stick with tradition or are bound by heavy industry regulation can learn to innovate at scale.?. If you would like to learn more about the experience of the QPS and their drive for innovation, you can download the free case study.

Why You Need An Innovation Coach


You’ve gone through training or read about things like design thinking and lean startup. But somehow the project doesn’t go as smoothly as the exercises and cases studies you read through. You conclude that perhaps the things you learned won’t work with your organization or in your industry. This wasn’t what they had learned in the bootcamp either. Blog design thinking innovation coach innovation culture innovation strategy innovation training


Are We Taking the “U” Out of UX?

Boxes and Arrows

What is a UX designer? Some excerpts: Work with the development team to follow a user-centered design approach as you work collaboratively to brainstorm and design innovative solutions to complex problems. I think it’s a visual designer who can prototype.

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Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

Its uniqueness lies in designing a distinct ‘Playing Field’ between the explorative (radical or disruptive) innovation domain, managed by corporate units and the exploitative (mostly incremental) innovation domain, managed by BUs. Design Thinking, Lean Start-up or Sprints).

My New Project — Unpacking the Innovator’s Gift


too often without spending the requisite time learning why the failure occurred. A pivot without learning is a disguised “see what sticks” strategy?—?which I had read about JTBD in Clayton Christensen’s book: The Innovator’s Solution , and knew of the milkshake study.