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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline.

Designing for Meaningful Social Interactions

Boxes and Arrows

Now the time has come for us—designers, working on digital products—to step up our game and act like real gatekeepers. We have a huge responsibility here as designers. It’s up to us how we design these platforms and what social norms we set there.

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

A detailed report for the World Economic Forum in 2018 “ Towards a Reskilling Revolution: Industry-led action for the future of work” , in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, investigated viable and desirable job transition pathways on the Future of Jobs.

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Creating a collaborative workplace culture

ImagineNation

Yet, according to Gallup , CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture. Compete or collaborate? Collaboration workplace culture examples.

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

Paul Hobcraft

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.

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Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

The new sources of revenue, of building out our growth options will come from technology- it will enable projects, form new alliances through the greater ecosystem and network forming platforms. For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk.

Designing for Interaction

Boxes and Arrows

Now the time has come for us—designers, working on digital products—to step up our game and act like real gatekeepers. We have a huge responsibility here as designers. It’s up to us how we design these platforms and what social norms we set there.

UX Design Careers in 2018 and Beyond: The Future of the UX Designer

Boxes and Arrows

At the time of this writing, a search for UX design jobs on job finder Glassdoor reveals almost 20,000 open positions in the United States alone. By another source , the number is 24,000, with a 22% projected growth rate in the next ten years. Have we reached peak UX design already?

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc. In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation.

Biased by Design

Boxes and Arrows

While my parents worked long past sunset, I played on the sidewalk of my parents’ company, Design Matters. Before it was a podcast, Design Matters—one of the first agencies in the San Francisco Bay area—was my personal experience with design. My parents were early web designers who rode the dot-com boom back when the area was still ripe with possibility. In the early days, designers came to the field with years of diverse and highly specialized professional experience.

The Power of Collaboration

Boxes and Arrows

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. Importance of Visual Design.

Ending the UX Designer Drought

Boxes and Arrows

Apprenticeship allows you to make the designers you’re having trouble finding. Average time required to identify and hire a UX designer (HR leadership). How many designers per year can apprenticeship contribute? What is the estimated value of UX work on lost projects?

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. The benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the end user needs. In this methodology, consumer opinion is essential to settle risks in any project.

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. The benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the end user needs. In this methodology, consumer opinion is essential to settle risks in any project.

How to increase employee engagement piece by piece

ideas4allinnovation

In other words, working with demotivated employees can cause a domino effect among other colleagues, turning an individual problem with engagement into a global one. Keys to increasing employee engagement: work the collective piece by piece. Improve your employee engagement.

The Future of Corporate-Startup Collaboration

The Inovo Group

Collaboration can no longer be viewed as an optional extra, it’s a strategic imperative. The collaboration between large corporations and startups is more important today than ever, and the trend will continue. The Corporate-Startup collaboration trend is one example of that.

A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

We tend to focus on one group or another or hand it over to a separate innovation lab but here we see seven groups engaged in transformational innovation.

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So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design. The encouragement of having open feedback loops, both internally and externally, engaging the customer needs exploiting.

Wanted/Needed: UX Design for Collaboration 2.0

Boxes and Arrows

No current software supports the full process of collaboration. There is plenty of hype about “Collaboration 2.0” Take, for instance, the Enterprise Collaboration Panel at last year’s Office 2.0 People must do something to collaborate.

Strategic Planning – 3 Surprising Ways Online Collaboration Works

BrainZooming

When discussing a strategic planning or innovation strategy engagement with a client, we use the graphic below to design our recommended approach. Sometimes we use online collaboration within an in-person strategic planning workshop.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 2: Idea Refinement

IdeaScale

Nothing is built without collaboration. You hear a lot about Steve Jobs, but far less about Steve Wozniak, who had some brilliant approaches to computers that gave Apple its first successes, or Jony Ive, the designer who created the distinctive curve of the iPhone and designs, to this day, how Apple’s products are used and engaged with down to the last detail. Your teams should be built much like any other project. Ideas are simple to find.

How building Staff Capability can improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

How encouraging staff to undertake qualifications can boost employee engagement. Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. This is why organisations need to develop their employees and design a more agile working process.

So CX + DX needs IX for the transformations we need

Paul Hobcraft

We are also seeing the emergence of platforms and ecosystems radically changing how we collaborate and invent, design, solve issues from a changing shift in cooperation understanding.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing a significant acceleration of innovative collaborations through ecosystems. A more opening out, forming more connections into customers, engaging with them.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Yet, the one thing I firmly believe reduces the “pain” comes back to how you design and relate to your value proposition – your meaning of what innovation needs to do. design, customer experience). The starting point in designing an IVP is “what will bring it to life?”

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How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program

Qmarkets

In this Expert Spotlight piece, Sebastian Apelt – Managing Partner at A+B – shares how this innovative project has led to some remarkable results for all parties. According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

Is it because of this traditional way of working, designed into the company, that we are all becoming disengaged and disenchanted with what we do? They are reliant on engaging others, focusing on their specialized areas to hand over their time to innovation.

Engagement Is the ROI on the Front End of Innovation

Planview Spigit

Practicing collaborative innovation takes time, money, and attention. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how engagement serves as the return on the front end of the practice—and why engagement matters. The front end features open enquiry and engagement.

The High Art of Designing Scaffolding

Mills-Scofield

A modern variation of a similar design used in the recent restoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.[2]. Woodworkers, for example and by comparison, will often design jigs to position a part in relation to a tool in order to augment the function of that tool.

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What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Those not involved directly within the innovation project constantly remain skeptical or require more proof. My thought is what do you expect if boards are not as engaged as per the HBR report above stating? Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve.

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Das Design Revolution

Boxes and Arrows

Experience design comrades, I speak to you today because I have a vision. A vision where one day the person who really matters is back at the heart of our design processes. I am talking, of course, of the Designer, or more specifically, the Designer’s Portfolio. We are forced by project teams to worry incessantly about requirements: the user’s, the business’s or even, heaven forbid, the client’s. Portfolio-Centered Design.

Engagement Is the ROI on the Front End of Innovation

Planview Spigit

Practicing collaborative innovation takes time, money, and attention. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how engagement serves as the return on the front end of the practice—and why engagement matters. The front end features open enquiry and engagement.

How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program

Qmarkets

In this Expert Spotlight piece, Sebastian Apelt – Managing Partner at A+B – shares how this innovative project has led to some remarkable results for all parties. According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs.

Bringing Your Balanced Scorecard Alive with Collaborative Innovation

Innovation Archetecture

Today, with new mindsets, practices, and technologies, people have more opportunities to engage in helping their organizations envision the future. In this article Doug Collins explores opportunities for people to bring alive the scorecard by applying the practice of collaborative innovation.

How to Turn your Employee Engagement Problem into a Continuous Improvement Solution

Qmarkets

In this Expert Spotlight piece, Sebastian Apelt – Managing Partner at A+B – shares how this innovative project has led to some remarkable results for all parties. According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs.