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Mystical guidelines for creating great user experiences

Boxes and Arrows

The four realms are traditionally referred to by Hebrew terms, so to make things easier I’ll refer to them using a designer’s day-to-day terms– ideation , design , implementation , and operation. The realm of design. This corresponds with the conceptual design of how the business idea may be realized. This corresponds with implementing our conceptual designs into an actual digital product. Design. Interaction design.

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.

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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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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. Be the warning point of change- be that in scope, markets, delays or changes.

Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

Often we forget to reinforce the very design within our organizational structures, we leave role structures incomplete and uncertain, or we always seem to be changing them, before they have had any real chance to ‘form and storm.’

Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Technology has allowed numerous industries to grow at a rapid pace and has streamlined countless business processes…but it still can’t learn, design, and discover the way people can. For these reasons, it’s crucial for leaders to design organizations with their people in mind.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. I have been privileged to work in complex and challenging change environments across a range of industry and consulting roles. Setting The Scene.

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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. It’s not that design pattern libraries are bad, but that in a world of limited resources, it is it is not clear that the investment is worth it. Design Patterns take a lot of investment.

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

The Future Shapers

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’. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design. So, the thinking intent of searching for a new innovation design had some framing assumptions that can leverage where we are to move towards a new future. •

Pattern Languages for Interaction Design

Boxes and Arrows

Will Evans stalked and captured Erin Malone, Christian Crumlish, and Lucas Pettinati to talk about design patterns, pattern libraries, styleguides, and innovation. Erin, Christian, and Lucas are leading a workshop on design patterns at this year’s Interactions in Vancouver; and, Erin and Christian are writing a book on patterns for designing social spaces for O’Rreilly. “ An interaction design pattern is not a step-by-step recipe or a specification.

Making an impact on an organization’s innovation environment

Paul Hobcraft

Where do you set about to intervene and begin to change the organizations ability to innovate? To foster innovation and its environment, key levels of management and individuals must be committed to creating an environment and culture that promotes creativity, be engaged and promote the ability to promote change in nimble, agile and flexible ways to meet changing conditions in the market place and with customers. Triggering stimuli for change.

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Innovating in the digital age- a terrific report

Paul Hobcraft

That will change, it will change and I predict we will see significant movement into having digital solutions specifically for innovation management in 2019. As I know the continuing deepening of insights will eventually compel companies to change their innovation management thinking. The report from Arthur D Little “ Innovating in the digital age- a cross-industry exploration ” has to be the one report that really stands out for me from this year.

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Five Technology Trends Driving Manufacturing (Are you on Board?)

Daniel Burrus

Due to the fact that technology-driven exponential change affects everything, manufacturing businesses must always keep up. . There are well over 50 billion “things” talking to each other, performing tasks and making decisions based on predefined guidelines using AI.

Deeper read or quick summary- finding the time

Paul Hobcraft

The two I have decided to summarize are 1) Beyond Design Thinking and 2) Minimum Viable Transformation. Beyond Design Thinking. Beyond Design Thinking – reflecting on its place. The key to design thinking is it begins by imagining a solution that does not exist yet, and then set about outlining a pathway to realizing it. What is at the heart of design thinking? This is not what design thinking should be for.

Information Architecture for Audio: Doing It Right - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

ChiefTech

Boxes And Arrows : The Design Behind the Design Register or Log In Search Stories Ideas Forums People Events Jobs About December Issue, 2008 Jens Jacobsen 32 Reputation points Jens likes writing for multimedia and loves tracking down usability issues. Luckily, a wide range of techniques employed in information architecture, journalism, usability engineering and interface design are available. Again, the well-known principles of interface design apply.

Digital Transformation: The Why, What & How For Transformational Leaders…

The Future Shapers

As the 4iR digital revolution increasingly fuses the virtual world with the real world, businesses are changing right before our very eyes. The execution of a successful digital agenda starts with a mind-set shift that places a heightened emphasis on people a nd social systems to effect positive and sustainable change. They engaged, empowered, energised, excited and rallied their people behind a meaningful cause – and compelling story of the future. Leading Change

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An Open Letter to Project Managers

Boxes and Arrows

Dear Project Managers, It has been a very enjoyable experience working with everyone over the last couple of months and sharing our ideas on UX design. The various discussions about user interface, product usability, and user engagement have been an enlightening experience for me as well, and it is very positive to see that everyone involved in the product thinks so highly about improving the user experience. Standards and guidelines abound, but not all of them apply.

Cynefin: A framework that grows for me all the time in its value and worth.

Paul Hobcraft

One, the three horizons, attempts to sketch out our thinking about today’s world, of where we are and what we need to do to keep it going in a hopefully orderly state, and then looks to forecast out the changes we need to move towards, in a projected future and then identify the needs to get there. Adding additional features to software, in any strategic design are more predictable. They are never any recipes for success already known, you have to design it.

Plateaus are Harder Than Mountains

Boxes and Arrows

Our job as designers is to communicate information. A clean design with big numbers and charts looks good, but how can we make sure people actually understand the data? The design promise: An iPhone Health app screen showing a chart of steps across a week’s time. Designing with data for real people. “Ironically, devices that initially helped foster engagement in fitness sometimes became too naïve to support increasingly sophisticated fitness priorities.”

What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017

Imaginatik

Corporate Innovators will be learning that engaging from within and giving a voice to their work force using the latest technologies available, thus giving way to fresh ideas and enabling more innovative thinking is the way they will maintain their position as an industry leader, or grow into it for those just starting out in this space. This article discusses the need to put the citizens, rather than the technology, at the core of the requisite changes.

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Deeper read or quick summary? Depends on the time we have.

Paul Hobcraft

The two I have decided to summarize are 1) Beyond Design Thinking and 2) Minimum Viable Transformation. Beyond Design Thinking. The key to design thinking is it begins by imagining a solution that does not exist yet, and then set about outlining a pathway to realizing it. What is at the heart of design thinking? It falls down attempting the wrong things or trying to fit design thinking into the events of the day. This is not what design thinking should be for.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

This dramatic change we will all be undergoing will have a significant impact on organizations innovation management design and it requires new connected thinking” I believe innovation is in a need for change and is coming very quickly to a refraction point in how it’s going to be managed. Before I move forward I first wanted to look back and reflect on my path of growing realization that innovation was changing or needed to change.

Questions & Answers with an Innovation Leader from Intel

Qmarkets

Innovation management software from high-end vendors – such as that offered by Qmarkets – offers gamification and collaboration features to engage users. “Eureka!” We’ve all heard this famous ancient Greek term for “I’ve found it”. But how did it enter common parlance?

The 5 Jobs to Address Uncertainty

Moves the Needle

It’s a long and difficult journey to implement this mindset change. They may be design thinkers, agile developers, or people who have worked in startups before. Some, design thinking, human centered design, or lean startup.

Management 3.0: Why you should get to know this Model?

mjvinnovation

perhaps the main one, is to leverage business through motivated, engaged, and satisfied employees. Increases motivation and engagement. principles listed in his work — guidelines that contribute to the successful implementation of the model.

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THINKING PARADOXICALLY

Michael Michalko

Following are specific guidelines for solving problems based on this thinking strategy which include creating a paradox, finding an analogue and using the unique feature of the analogue to trigger original ideas. Pringles was a matter of designing a new potato chip and package that would allow for more efficient packaging of chips without the need to fill the bag with more air than chips. Change your psychology by reversing the way you look at the problem.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

And the reality of business is that moderate changes are just as important as the sporadic home run. Most innovation toolkits these days have roots in design thinking, and draw inspiration from one of the original freely available toolkits from the Stanford Design School called the Bootcamp Bootleg. The Colorado Department of Education recognized the need to promote community engagement to help advance education across its state.

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Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

At a time when capital is not scarce, it is abundant and cheap, we still see a lack of bolder investment in game-changing innovation. We need to that prompt more on risk and innovation, reflecting why and how it should be treated in different ways and this might encourage a greater top management engagement. We need to recognize allowing greater risk and investigation encourages us to see change differently, to offset the growing disruptive aspects swirling all around us.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

At a time when capital is not scarce, it is abundant and cheap, we still see a lack of bolder investment in game-changing innovation. We need to that prompt more on risk and innovation, reflecting why and how it should be treated in different ways and this might encourage a greater top management engagement. We need to recognize allowing greater risk and investigation encourages us to see change differently, to offset the growing disruptive aspects swirling all around us.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

And the reality of business is that moderate changes are just as important as the sporadic home run. Most innovation toolkits these days have roots in design thinking, and draw inspiration from one of the original freely available toolkits from the Stanford Design School called the Bootcamp Bootleg. The Colorado Department of Education recognized the need to promote community engagement to help advance education across its state.

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Getting started with Innovation Metrics

Strategos

In an attempt to make the topic a little less intimidating, it seems to be the right time to review some of the key guidelines to help you get started in designing and implementing innovation metrics. Here are a few guidelines that we have found to be useful in helping clients to develop innovation metrics. Are you seeking game-changing, radical innovation or incremental innovation or both? Getting started with Innovation Metrics.

The Role of Innovation in New Product Development: Three Approaches for Success

Qmarkets

On the Lego Ideas site community members can submit their ideas according to Lego’s Product Idea Guidelines. This occurs 3x a year and is held by the ‘Lego Review Board’ consisting of designers, product managers, and other key team members.

Bring Startup Speed to your Innovation Team with Personas

Your Ideas are Terrible

Both must find value in your solution to engage. Basic design. High-functioning teams use personas in every customer-facing decision: feature design, usability, landing pages, content, advertising campaigns, etc. You don’t need pretty designs and glossy diagrams – in fact, putting this much work into production will create resistance to future changes. So… just who is our customer anyway?

University Education – A New Model for a New Era

IdeaSpies

GUIDELINES. The Applied Model is designed to foster and credential an individual’s ability to search for and apply relevant knowledge to a defined problem. Adapting proactively: CEO’s who excel at adapting to a rapidly changing environment, [e.g. Login. Idea of the Week.

User experience: ROI and methods to measure your investment in UX

mjvinnovation

But let’s say you are a little more pragmatic – or you need to justify UX changes to higher-ups in your organization. It is necessary to narrow the gap between design and development. Rework is the number one complaint of 10 out of 10 employees, from developers to designers.

New Humanism

MSSBTI

This concept of Purpose Driven Strategy is a fundamental change to the approach expressed by Milton Friedman when he said: “There is one and only one social responsibility of business-to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game.”. times more engaged. 20 Employee Engagement Survey Questions You Need To Ask. Employees’ Stagnating Engagement.

Innovation SOP: Overcoming the Hurdles of Digital Transformation

Qmarkets

Welcome back to Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. It also requires changing the mindset of current employees. Fear of change is also part of the challenge. Using an intuitive, flexible platform such as Q-max also ensures that your innovation processes are designed so as to match your company's innovation culture and not the other way around.

Application development: how to get your product off the ground?

mjvinnovation

Each box is a different and personalized offer, designed for each user – or millions of them. From engaging and retaining customers to strengthening your brand positioning, the apps undoubtedly represent an exciting opportunity.

Innovation SOP: Using Hackathons to Advance Digital Transformation

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Imagine you run a company that’s been around for decades, but competition, technology and radical changes in the way consumers act have put the company in an uncomfortable position, when you hear the four dreaded words: “We need to adapt.” THE USE OF THE “HACKATHON” IN DESIGN EDUCATION: AN OPPORTUNISTIC EXPLORATION.

Occupying Terra Incognita: How Governments can shape the Future

The Future Shapers

With vast expanses of white spaces representing the terra incognita (the unknown lands existing beyond documented coastlines,) cartographers were forced to go beyond the strict guidelines of map-making and represent the ‘great unknown’. We can choose to be passive in the face of technological change, governing without acknowledging or adapting to the new world in which citizens live.

5 Types of Innovation System Users – And How You Can Benefit From Them

Qmarkets

When you engage any large group of people in a crowdsourcing initiative, we often say that the “wisdom of this crowd” will deliver results. For every innovation project manager out there I’m sure that the following 5 “Innovation Archetypes” will look very familiar: The Instigator: Much of the time, Instigators can seems standoffish, as though they aren’t actively engaged in the project. The ones who really change the world, are those who dare to dream, the misfits.

5 Types of Innovation System Users – And How You Can Benefit From Them

Qmarkets

When you engage any large group of people in a crowdsourcing initiative, we often say that the “wisdom of this crowd” will deliver results. For every innovation project manager out there I’m sure that the following 5 “Innovation Archetypes” will look very familiar: The Instigator: Much of the time, Instigators can seems standoffish, as though they aren’t actively engaged in the project. The ones who really change the world, are those who dare to dream, the misfits.

Giant Innovation: A New Way for Big Corporations to Build Innovation Capability and Do Real Innovation

The Vault

But here’s the thing: I think that’s about to change. Over the past seven years, as Innovation Strategist for Autodesk in San Francisco, as the Founder of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, I’ve worked directly with 200 corporations from 40 countries, conducting 500 innovation engagements with them. This is a document that is meant to be reviewed/revised as often as possible, taking into account how quickly things are changing in the world today.