Collaborative innovation as opportunity for change

The Future Shapers

This makes the processes become “co-“: collaborative, cooperative and coordinated. . Innovating is the result of a process of deep dialogue with our ego and creating alliances between different minds and ideas, where opportunities to collaborate arise.

Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. In this methodology, the consumer’s opinion is fundamental to avoid risks in every project: when the result focuses on the client’s mind, respecting their experiences, desires and challenges, the gap where errors may occur becomes much smaller. This format minimizes risk, reduces rework, and makes project management more productive.

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Innovation is a process that relies heavily on creativity and individual thinking, and these are things that don’t come easily. Advantages of Creative Thinking Exercises. Here are some of the advantages of using creative thinking exercises.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process. These benefits are particularly important when it comes to ensuring success in creative thinking and innovation. At what stage in an innovation process can you bring in gamification?

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. They can be too passive, boring, yield few ideas (and even fewer creative innovations), last too long, and result in too much discussion and too little action.

What Is the Real Value of "THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY"

Idea Champions

There are two kinds of benefits you will receive from participating in The Year of Living Creatively. First, you'll make major progress on a passionate project of yours that needs a major jolt. CLARITY: The creative process is often an unsettling experience.

The High Art of Designing Scaffolding

Mills-Scofield

Often, the most difficult part of any creative process is just getting started; preparing for the tasks at hand by putting the necessary structures in place that will bring the project to fruition. But scaffolding of this kind not only gives structure to the process; it demands a consideration of the tools, knowledge, and resources that are necessary for crafting novel and uncommon things. These are all ways we scaffold our understanding of projects.

Sabina Svensson

Innovation 360

Sabina is a passionate innovation expert who thrives from connecting the dots between people, business and creativity. From various experiences over the years – in management consulting, branding & communications, product development, strategy and creative process – Sabina has developed a never-ending hunger for turning needs and opportunities into creative ideas and products. Innovation Process. Ideation and creative process.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Next Course Begins on Sept. 12th

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a highly engaging, eight-week online course (September 12th -- November 7th) that helps aspiring innovators transform their bold ideas into new products, new services, new forms of expression, new businesses, and breakthrough ways of living.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are

mjvinnovation

Open Innovation is greatly enhanced in businesses undergoing a so-called digital transformation — business models supported by the adoption of disruptive technologies that transform the consumer experience and the operational processes of companies in addition to influencing business models.

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. In this methodology, consumer opinion is essential to settle risks in any project. This facilitates and empowers all projects. In this context, implementation becomes a continuous process.

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. In this methodology, consumer opinion is essential to settle risks in any project. This facilitates and empowers all projects. In this context, implementation becomes a continuous process.

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

In this blog post, we want to share our learnings on how to plan and execute a successful remote ideation session - from the ideal group size, our favorite collaboration tools to the dos and don'ts of virtual whiteboards and icebreakers. After that, creativity and hence, quality declines.

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact

Imaginatik

But a time-consuming scenario planning process brought them no closer to salvation. Yet the methods they employ subconsciously derive from talents wired into human nature, accessible to us all – creativity, imagination, the ability to dream. Both are integral components of the visionary innovator’s creative process. Web-based collaboration tools can capture those insights from the field, and funnel them efficiently back to Innovation and/ or R&D teams.

Do We Need Team-Players Anymore?

The Human Factor

In a world that demands more and more team-players and active collaborator in the business world, the voice of disagreement is growing in volume. Indeed, more and more people are refusing to apply for positions that demand highly collaborative attitudes within the team. From a colleague asking a question to coworkers’ chat distracting you, team-players rarely get to finish a project without being disturbed. You are at your most creative when you work without interruptions.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) and The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Collaborate on Public Training Seminar. It will focus on how to get initiatives started and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that impede project success. You have to create projects and execute to see results. Area manufacturers, process improvement and quality leaders, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started.

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Realize you already ARE creative: Most of us are subject to the myth that only some people are creative.

Trusting the Process

Boxes and Arrows

One reason projects are poorly scoped is our clients’ discomfort with ambiguity. In design school, when a classmate was uncertain about an ambiguous direction, we urged them to trust the process. In this article, I’ll discuss three methods we use to reassure our clients when trust the process isn’t enough. Involve clients throughout the project. Regular client checkpoints throughout a project’s life mean clients can track the progress of a solution.

How to transform your organizational culture with Design Thinking

mjvinnovation

Companies of all sizes, operating in the most diverse segments, strive to promote creativity, consequently innovating consciously. Some methods can help with this process, methods that are made just for this. It is necessary to consider – and we will talk about this later – that Design Thinking is not just a creative process. And that is the death of creativity and innovation.

12 Future-focused Podcasts That Will Spark Your Next Innovation Idea

Innovation Walk

It has an expertly edited mix of commentary, audio clips for flavour, and features with creative thinkers that tend to work among projects you may have heard about. Innovation Now As a national aerospace collaboration with NASA, Innovation Now asks you to put your science hat on. The Creative Life Podcast: Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas | James Taylor The Creative Life process thrives best among different views.

Danish hygge through innovation

Ideanote

Copenhagen’s Superkilen is a project made in a creative collaboration between BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, german Topotek 1 and Superflex. The Project is developed with the participation of the surrounding communities, holding over 50 different nationalities. . Superkilen is a public park which opened in 2007 as a part of an urban revitalization project. People from the community helped to create this project.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

We use strategic narrative because it acts as a highly effective vehicle for in-depth collaborative exploration; it also provides a highly effective lens to land the vision onto the ground in the real world. Moreover the more meaningful, collaborative and inclusive the development methods used; the more effective and transformational the corporate vision will be. To achieve this I implement two parallel processes working in harmony together. Cognitive Process Unpacked.

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Realize you already ARE creative: Most of us are subject to the myth that only some people are creative.

The benefits of using an Idea Management Platform

Ideanote

It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Involving them in the innovation process means you have access to valuable information about their needs and wants. Getting this information early in the innovation process brings you closer to delivering the best product for the consumer.

Can Innovation Work in a Work-from-Home World?

The Inovo Group

Millions of office workers around the world were told to “stay in your homes…but keep on working and collaborating.” Done the right way and in the absence of a pandemic, a proper mix of WFH and in-office can increase productivity AND creativity AND reduce stress levels.

How can Idea Management improve your company?

Ideanote

It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Involving them in the innovation process means you have access to valuable information about their needs and wants. Getting this information early in the innovation process brings you closer to delivering the best product for the consumer.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY -- 52 Weeks of Unleashing Your Mojo

Idea Champions

You have a big, beautiful idea that you want to manifest -- a cool project, venture, or aspiration that you want to get out of your head and into the world. Which is what The Year of Living Creatively is all about. Trust Yourself Deeply: "Creativity comes from trust.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. That being said, there are time-tested guidelines and principles which, when honored, will increase your chances of increasing your creativity and innovation. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity? Solitude/collaboration.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: The Underground We Cover

Idea Champions

You have a big, beautiful idea that you want to manifest -- a cool project, venture, or aspiration you want to get out of your head and into the world. Follow Your Calling: "Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. This just in!

Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Business Innovation Design

Similar concept applies to the most-hyped innovation process; Design Thinking. If a process meets the current needs of the market, it escalates with monumental success. Not living up to the hype will be the cause of failure of Design Thinking as the sought-after innovation process. Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving approach with specific tools, methods and mindset designers are adept in. Imagination is thus the root of creativity.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. That being said, there are time-tested guidelines and principles which, when honored, will increase your chances of increasing your creativity and innovation. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity? Solitude/collaboration.

The Content Conundrum

Boxes and Arrows

More than likely, that content was discussed, created, and iterated outside or separate from the core design review process and ultimately plugged into a content management system (or pasted into the code by a developer) much later in the development process. By procedural, I’m referring to the tangible processes used by an organization to design and develop a web product. Rigid waterfall processes fail because they tend to segment activities and related roles.

How to Make a Concept Model

Boxes and Arrows

The best known in start-up circles is the lean startup process. Andrew Hinton’s model of a “virtual shared organizational ‘building’ where people spread all over the country were collaborating to run and participate in the org”. … The workshop was brain-candy and eye-opening: they covered how the brain processes information and how ways of interacting with information can promote understanding. Dan said, “You can look at people’s posters and see their process.

20 Easy Ways to Spark Innovation

Idea Champions

REFRAME THE CHALLENGE: As an innovation catalyst, one of the biggest contributions you can make is to ensure that the innovators in your life have clearly defined their projects. Collaborators? Immersed in their own creative process, they lose perspective, with only the sound of their thoughts for company. DO THE BREAK DANCE: Committed innovators have a tendency to obsess about their projects.

IA Summit 09 - Day 3

Boxes and Arrows

In this presentation, Dominic La Cava , Senior Information Architect at Vanguard, and Kellie Rae Carter UX researcher at Comcast Interactive Media, demonstrate how one design team incorporated game techniques into a redesign project. Insight is one of the most widely used and poorly understood concepts in the creative process. By understanding basic psychological principles we can raise the bar on our projects!