Eleven Ways to use Crowdsourcing

Destination Innovation

How are firms using crowdsourcing? Ideascale have published a white paper on crowdsourcing which you can download. This is when you use crowdsourcing to find the solution to a difficult or complex problem. Design Competitions.

4 Ways to Promote Innovation Without Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is just one facet of innovation strategy. So, if crowdsourcing doesn’t work for your specific issue, here’s how to bolster innovation without it. They were designed to grind down hardwood and metal. Follow The Competition.

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How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

And NASA has taken one of its first steps into its own new frontier: Crowdsourcing. The Crowdsourcing Frontier. NASA’s reluctance to crowdsource in the past has largely been a product of its culture. Rockets fly on crowdsourcing. Why NASA Crowdsources.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy.

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.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy.

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? Crowdsourcing and co-creation is an essential arm of conducting smart business. What is the Goal of Crowdsourcing Innovation? What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

Innovation Crowdsourcing

HunchBuzz

Crowdsourcing has become a big trend, with many companies relying on feedback and ideas from the public to deliver a new product or update an existing one. Crowdsourcing innovation can benefit everyone involved, as long as the company has a clear set of goals from the start of their campaign.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

What is your competitive Advantage over alternatives? Social media and crowdsourcing have introduced a new era of collective brilliance. The Facilities department designs environments for inspiring and enabling innovation and collaboration.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

What is your competitive Advantage over alternatives? Social media and crowdsourcing have introduced a new era of collective brilliance. The Facilities department designs environments for inspiring and enabling innovation and collaboration.

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Winners announced for the Civic Engagement Innovation Competition

Betterific

And perhaps most importantly, it was the first time we crowdsourced a concept from beginning to end. Ideas were conceived of by the Betterific community, winners were chosen by Pixel, and passed them on–along with design specs–to the designers at Topcoder.

John Harrison – the master craftsman who solved the Longitude Challenge

Destination Innovation

It was the first example of a major public crowdsourced competition and the prize was huge by the standards of the day (equivalent to almost 3 million pounds today). Unlike other clocks of the day his were designed to be practically frictionless and required no lubricants.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Gamification can take a number of forms, and draw from a number of tropes, especially when combined with crowdsourcing. A well-designed gamification strategy can super-charge innovation if done right. Best Practice Competition crowdsourcing foldit game gamification prizes xprize

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystem co-operations can allow you to align with others, totally outside your existing relationships, so you can enter new markets, explore new concepts and design, that would have been impossible as an individual organization.

Top 10 Posts from the 100%Open Blog.

100%Open

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Open Innovation Competitions -This post is based on practical experience of designing and running many competitions and synthesises our top 10 lessons learned from working with UBS, Ordnance Survey and the Colombia CO4 open innovation challenges about what it takes to run a successful global or national open innovation challenge. We have published almost 500 blog posts on the 100%Open blog over the last decade.

In the future you are either a digital business or a dead business

Game-Changer

Today competitive advantage is fleeting. Today you can purchase a 3D printer and start making your own designs for things, even your own tools; at home. competition entrepreneurship Strategy analytics Artificial intelligence collaboration google hiring slack

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.22.16

Planview Spigit

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Read on to find out what we’re learning from Waze about the power of crowdsourcing.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

It does not tell leaders how to manage their organizations” An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers. “Will crowdsourcing provide predictable outcomes?

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

10 – Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing and Idea Management. Whether you call it Open Innovation, Idea Management, Innovation Management Systems or Crowdsourcing, the concept is pretty similar. Incorporating feedback from multiple parties throughout the design and development process.

What You Need to Know About Insourcing

Planview Spigit

Web design, creatives, manufacturing needs — almost anything can be outsourced. Keeping work in-house typically results in better outcomes, dramatically increasing competitive advantage.

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 12.11.15

Planview Spigit

It’s time for Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web.

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Meta-Trends & Mindsets

Yet2

We use large-scale global incentive competitions to crowdsource solutions to the world’s grand challenges.” – Source: XPRIZE. Diamandis mentioned there were only 4 patents published in 1920, but based on this chart, there were 37k+ utility patents + another 2500 design patents.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

When you step back and recognize all the different advancements we have making in designing tools and frameworks, in understanding innovation, it holds promise. Can we go that route in our organization design? So going a step further in my own design within this new innovation era.

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FORRESTER: Financial Services Innovation Requires Digital Tech, Matchmaking, and Discipline

Planview Spigit

Disruption and innovation often go hand-in-hand, but staying competitive means being ready for it. While creativity, design instinct, and good timing all play a role, eBusiness executives at financial services firms need processes to convert creative ideas into value for the business.

Calling all mumpreneurs! – Put your daily innovations into action

Wazoku

In a competition which will remain open for the next few months, the ITF and a host of partners are turning to parents for their ideas on monitoring children’s diets, with the goal of creating products and services to make parents’ lives easier. “We Blog crowdsourcing open innovation

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Either your organization is innovating or it’s getting swallowed up by the competition. Insights from the 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report reveal how the world’s largest brands use the power of the crowd to solve critical business problems and surface opportunities for growth. In today’s increasingly competitive and disruptive market, innovation has never been more top of mind for businesses looking to grow, or even just to survive.

Are the crowd to be trusted?

100%Open

On March 17th, under the guidance of creative agency BlueStag, they launched a crowdsourcing competition using the hashtag #NameOurShip. Within hours the public had voted for it in their droves, leading to the competition website to crash under the weight of traffic. The ‘ Boaty saga’ inevitably poses some important questions about crowdsourcing, none more so than if you were going to ignore the will of the people, why ask them in the first place?

The End of Open Innovation?

100%Open

Recently we have been asked to train R&D scientists for Dstl, help skill up entrepreneurs for NEF and help InterContinental Hotels Group colleagues and hotel owners to collaboratively design new services to delight their guests.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system. Crowdsourcing comes in multiple guises.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system. Crowdsourcing comes in multiple guises.

Open Innovation: A Tried and True Approach

Rocketspace

McDonald's making this kind of modern move was hardly surprising, though, as they'd seen huge success in 2011 with a German campaign called "Mein Burger," a six month competition allowing customers to invent and crowdsource new burgers online.

Moving Lean Construction into the Digital Age: Last Planner Meets Collective Intelligence

Planview Spigit

Flush times do not mean relief from competition. Lean construction is by design set up to be collaborative and inclusive to get at the truth of scheduling and resourcing, as opposed to mandating commitments and then hoping the parties deliver. Crowdsourcing

Moving Lean Construction into the Digital Age: Last Planner Meets Collective Intelligence

Planview Spigit

Flush times do not mean relief from competition. Lean construction is by design set up to be collaborative and inclusive to get at the truth of scheduling and resourcing, as opposed to mandating commitments and then hoping the parties deliver. Crowdsourcing

Engaging your community to future-proof your organisation

Wazoku

This environment helps design the innovative organisations of the future. Co-creation Communities also allow organisations to innovate quicker, to gain competitive advantage. This is an engaged and proactive consumer, who wants to be treated as an individual and as such, able to create their own bespoke products or at least, influence the way they are designed. Coca-Cola uses co-creation to crowdsource new marketing ideas.

Innovation is Change

Planview Spigit

We must accept change as a constant and as a key (along with innovation) to our organization continuing to thrive in a sea of rising global competition. Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Braden Kelley. Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something?

Listening to your employees can give you more innovation, but also more engagement

ideas4allinnovation

Technology and crowdsourcing: more ideas, innovation and engagement. When an organization bridges the gap with its employees through active listening and collaboration, it increases its competitiveness.

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

At Imaginatik, we call this the “fluff and magic” vision of innovation where value can only be created by anointed innovation/design Shamans toiling in exposed brick and beam lab/temples. Crowdsourcing ideas from people who haven’t been told, “you can’t do that!”

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Human-Centered Design (IDEO). Updated Model of Design Thinking. Design Thinking Process (Stanford). Crowdsourcing (Whitla). Crowdsourcing Process (Geiger). Design Competitions. Stage-Gate Model in Crowdsourcing (Saldanha).

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

It opens up a host of possibilities, that can add significantly towards a new service design, new capabilities and solving more complex problems. You begin to see the power, scale and strength of having the collective collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional thinking design.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

It is a far more working as a constellation, drawing from an evolving network effect seeking out combined solutions from this design. This is based on a relationship-based, networked designed concept built for collective activities.

Customer Co-Creation: A Deeper Path to Empathic Understanding

Legacy Innovation Group

B2B co-creation labs work best when similar peers are able to engage with one another, such as Designers with Designers or Engineers with Engineers, as shown in this example with HP. Customer Co-Creation: A Deeper Path to Empathic Understanding. Oct 03, 2016 | Anthony Mills.

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Bringing Your A-Game: What Game Theory Can Teach Us About Innovation Management

Qmarkets

By understanding these mechanisms and formulae, you can gain a clearer picture of how best to focus and refine your innovation strategy to gain that all-important competitive advantage. Moving the Goalposts: Corporate Crowdsourcing in Innovative Game Theory.

The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

Paul Hobcraft

The adoption of Lean and Agile, of Design Thinking, of being encouraged to invest in rapid experimentation and build prototypes that can quickly advance understanding of customer need, design and how it will provide functionality in the marketplace is accelerating innovation.