Getting to the Root Cause of Project Headaches

Innovation Excellence

This delay rippled throughout the project and had serious implications downstream. After the project was complete, the team leader wanted to go back and figure out why the test phase had not gone as planned.

Design the Right Open Innovation Project

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Business Models Innovation Management Open Innovation R&D collaboration Innovation Management ProcessOpen Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets.

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.

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.

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. The Benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the needs of the end user. By involving all stakeholders – with their different expertise – in the process of creating and developing new products and services (design thinking stages), the strategy ends up making more ideas and concepts tangible.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from Our Escape Room Fail

BrainZooming

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from an Escape Room Fail. Our fail suggested seven solid project management skills we neglected to use. We didn’t select a project leader. Our Project Management Skills Fail Cratered Us.

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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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.

Growkomp project yields a promising model for regional transformation projects

Innovation 360 Group

In addition, they had a need to become much more strategic and collaborative than in the past, while building new models that embody values such as sustainability, diversity and innovation. This ambitious development project was launched in 2016 with 8.2

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

Mobilize for results : If their projects are selected, innovators understand where to get needed support for implementation or for taking their projects to market. Larger amounts of funding become available as projects show signs of success and need resources to scale their solutions.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

Mobilize for results : If their projects are selected, innovators understand where to get needed support for implementation or for taking their projects to market. Larger amounts of funding become available as projects show signs of success and need resources to scale their solutions.

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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.

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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Fira Partners with Xinova to Design the Future of Construction and Living Systems

Xinova

The multi-phase Disruption Design project is aimed at designing innovative construction and built environment living systems. The post Fira Partners with Xinova to Design the Future of Construction and Living Systems appeared first on Xinova. Press Releases built environment collaboration construction design disruption disruption design finland fira innovation living systems market network xinova

My New Project — Unpacking the Innovator’s Gift

Leanstack

I’m working on my most ambitious project yet. This is the essence of Continuous Innovation …And yes, there is a step-by-step framework for doing this…And exactly what this new project is all about codifying as a framework.

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. Addressing Project Planning with a Zoomference.

How Large and Boutique Consultancies Can Partner for Better Design

Boxes and Arrows

or Boston Consulting Group, as well as boutique design consultants like my own, MU/DAI. Although both types of entities have their niches, they gain tremendous value from working in tandem to move projects forward. Management consultancies often employ rapid design sprints, driving immense value for their clients. But these sprints can be more effective and less risky overall by partnering with a smaller design consultancy. Developing smart design partnerships.

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.

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.

PPM software user experience and rising star awards

Bubblegroup

Bubble Innovator Earns Two 2018 Project Portfolio Management Software Awards. Experts from the software review site independently examine hundreds of solutions each year, and Bubble is very happy to have earned a place in their best Project Portfolio Management software category.

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.

Bringing Your Balanced Scorecard Alive with Collaborative Innovation

Innovation Archetecture

In this article Doug Collins explores opportunities for people to bring alive the scorecard by applying the practice of collaborative innovation. People in your organization come from the worlds of architecture, design, and display. Introduction.

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future

Betterific

Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History. He is our design thinking guest blogger. Below, Paul lays the case for using design thinking in school.

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.

Three Keys To Meeting The Challenge of Multi-Platform Product Development

Innovation Excellence

Each platform has its own development team, its own Program Manager and its own Project Manager. collaboration culture Customers Design Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D agile Cross Functional Alignment Cross Platforms Development Teams

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

The Future Shapers

I will also do my level best to unpack the following Network Operating Model design thinking in a practical and accessible way. Taking A Customer Journey Approach To Operating Model Design. Visualisation, Design & Implementation. Setting The Scene.

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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 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. There are needs to explore the ways of working, collaborating and engaging and that alone is a massive undertaking.