The Secrets to Effective, Efficient Ideation

Innovation Excellence

Most ideation is done in. Disruption Innovation Leadership R&D Business Models Creativity Crowdsourcing culture Customers Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship ideas ideation ideation management Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking insight StrategyWe all want to win the never-ending race for great, effective, profitable new ideas.

How Design Thinking Complements Crowdsourced Innovation

IdeaScale

In this post, I’d like to talk about how design thinking complements crowdsourced innovation. Design thinking is a well-known, highly-effective and enjoyable method that encourages people to open their minds and take a different approach to problem solving. I don’t think I need to point out the obvious parallels to crowdsourcing here, do I? Design thinking is a six-phase process that puts people in focus.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation

InnovationManagement

IdeaScale has recently acquired Betterific, a crowdsourcing platform that engages a community of 18,000+ creative problem solvers, design thinkers, and ideators to help you come up with your next big idea. The post The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation appeared first on InnovationManagement. Collaborative Innovation Open Innovation Crowdsourcing IdeationYou have a problem to solve, and we have the crowd.

Using Design Thinking to Ready Your Company for the Green Economy

IdeaScale

Why not start by using design thinking to start solving those problems? For those of you familiar with design thinking, you might already know the process associated with growing meaningful ideas and solutions. As we’ve discussed in a previous blog post, design thinking is a six-phase process that puts people in focus. Ideation: With a properly defined problem and a ton of knowledge resources, you can start ideating.

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. Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products. It was always obvious to leaders at Polaris that there were untapped opportunities to crowdsource groundbreaking ideas from employees across the company. Transparent crowdsourcing.

It’s a BatMobile! It’s a Pod Racer! It’s…the Polaris Slingshot (A Tale of Crowdsourcing Success)

Planview Spigit

But only Spigit customer Polaris has crowdsourcing to thank for the unique design of the Slingshot, their recently-released three-wheel motorcycle that’s been compared to every superhero transport in the books. Crowdsourcing a Best-Seller at Polaris. How Spigit helped them make the process of ideation to execution 80% faster. How crowdsourcing innovation helped Polaris beat competitor Harley Davidson to the market with their new electric motorcycle.

What You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Every spring at IdeaScale, we start receiving requests from undergraduate and graduate students around the globe who are researching crowdsourcing and its potential application in the business world. But we thought we’d document some of the most common questions below to tell you what you need to know about crowdsourcing. What are the benefits of crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing allows knowledge transfer to be real time and validated at scale. Ideation.

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

In addition, firms should not neglect a time-tested approach that by its very nature is designed to let large groups of people innovate together without facing each other – crowdsourcing. . crowdsourcing ?as Our Blog Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing solutions for social change

hackerearth

As an innovation technique, crowdsourcing or soliciting ideas from people to work collaboratively or individually toward a common goal has been around for a while. What can crowdsourcing be used for? Apart from funding, crowdsourcing can help you garner support from all quarters to build a successful campaign. Some examples of crowdsourcing platforms for social good include openideo , ioby , indiegogo , crowdrise , and startsomegood.

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? Crowdsourcing and co-creation is an essential arm of conducting smart business. How to channel your internal and external crowd for innovation, ideation and collaboration. What is the Goal of Crowdsourcing Innovation? Crowdsourcing for innovation also creates a space for unique collaborations and meetings of the mind that might not occur otherwise. What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

Crowdsourced Innovation Management Survey: Participate in Valuable Industry Research

Planview Spigit

If you are reading this blog, you know that ideation and engaging the power of the crowd is at the heart of any innovation program. Planview Spigit is conducting the fourth annual State of Crowdsourced Innovation Management survey and study. The purpose of the survey is to gather data that highlights industry insights around ideation and crowdsourced innovation programs. The 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Findings. Crowdsourcing Innovation

Intel & Innovation – IT Industry Giant Launches Qmarkets’ Ideation Platform Across Strategic Business Units

Qmarkets

The platform will be used on an ongoing continuous basis, but the initiative was kicked off on the 20th of July with a four-week ideation event to encourage adoption and engagement.

Intel & Innovation – IT Industry Giant Launches Qmarkets’ Ideation Platform Across Strategic Business Units

Qmarkets

Israel – The ongoing initiative kicked off on the 20th of July with a four-week ideation event to encourage adoption and engagement with the platform.

How a (crowdsourced) idea becomes a product

Betterific

Sterilite launches crowdsourced product. Sterilite , the industry leading manufacturer of plastic storage containers, launched their first ever crowdsourced product idea to the marketplace. . For the crowdsourcing community this is a huge breakthrough. No doubt you’ve heard of other crowdsourcing campaigns, like the 1995 campaign to choose M&M’s new color. But that campaign, and other ideation campaigns like it, didn’t require any creative problem solving.

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

Crowdsourcing to the Rescue? Crowdsourcing Challenges and Opportunities Crowdsourcing is a process of assigning internal jobs to external crowds of people in the form of an open call. crowdsourcing ?as

Tools 52

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable. Ideation Software Creates an Inspirational and Collaborative Environment. What is idea software?

Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. In addition, Qmarkets' Review Committee, where designated employees can review ideas, is a key element of the innovation workflow. Timeline layout: The Qmarkets platform offers built-in campaign and idea workflows, which take into consideration the entire process, from ideation all the way through the implementation process.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable. Ideation Software Creates an Inspirational and Collaborative Environment. What is idea software?

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be what makes the difference. In addition, Qmarkets' Review Committee, where designated employees can review ideas, is a key element of the innovation workflow. Timeline layout: The Qmarkets platform offers built-in campaign and idea workflows, which take into consideration the entire process, from ideation all the way through the implementation process.

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

Planview Spigit

Many companies are turning to innovation centers — physical hubs where people can gather to design, build, and test products — to complement the crowdsourcing software (like Spigit ) that enables their overall programs. According to the report, having a physical innovation lab where employees and partners can assess ideas from “inception to prototyping using an in-house approach” is an excellent way to trigger ideation.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable. Ideation Software Creates an Inspirational and Collaborative Environment. What is idea software?

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. The benefits of crowdsourcing are even more clear in the medical and pharmaceutical industry where breakthroughs could save lives. For example, the non-profit organization Pistoia Alliance launched an Open Innovation platform with Qmarkets in 2014 which facilitates ideation, collaboration, and problem solving between a host of leading companies who would usually be considered competitors.

Arby’s Meat-tastic crowdsourced innovation challenge winners announced

Betterific

Crowdsourcing + food is always a fun combination. Crowdsourcing + food + meat is a whole other ballgame. If you’re interested in joining the Betterific community of ideators, design thinkers and solvers click here. We launched an innovation challenge last week to discover the next meattastic food concept for arbys. The response was overwhelming and the client’s reactions were priceless.

Guest Blog Post: How to plan for creativity; The power of divergent and convergent ideation

Betterific

The Betterific memberbase is comprised of design thinkers, product developers, and smart creatives. At Betterific, we faciliatate both convergent (thru our crowdsourced innovation challenges ) and divergent thinking (thru our concept refinement and crowdselect challenges ). Read below to get smart; reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about tapping into Betterific’s crowd of design thinkers to rethink your products and services.

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. Who it’s from: IIT Institute of Design.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. The benefits of crowdsourcing are even more clear in the medical and pharmaceutical industry where breakthroughs could save lives. For example, the non-profit organization Pistoia Alliance launched an Open Innovation platform with Qmarkets in 2014 which facilitates ideation, collaboration, and problem solving between a host of leading companies who would usually be considered competitors.

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. The skinny: Eric Villency, who inherited his grandfather’s 83-year-old furniture company and transformed it into a full service design firm, explains the importance of constant iteration to innovate.

Tips 46

Inspire Innovation with Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Planview Spigit

Do you love it when the things you care about (like ideation and presents) come together as one? The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO – Revealing secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation, from the experts at award-winning design firm IDEO. Are you an idea champion, ready to inspire innovation in your company? Are you feeling that holiday spirit?

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

Their approach to solutions are designed to keep strategy visible and continuously aligned with operational execution throughout the initiative life cycle and in my opinion that becomes vital to push as hard as they can. It is a very fragmented market, constrained by the existing designs in place. The ability to connect, to share, to save and adopt and adjust drafts of complicated designs in digital ways significantly improves through the use of offering a platform solution.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

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. The tool allows you to assess your innovation program, the maturity of your innovation program, and provides quick tips to increase program impact quickly and get more out of your crowdsourcing and program efforts. Crowdsourcing Employee Engagement Innovation

4 Keys to Digital Transformation

Planview Spigit

Spigit recently hosted a very informative webinar with one of our technology partners, Topcoder – the largest talent network and crowdsourcing platform consisting of over one million data scientists, programmers, and technology architects. Topcoder’s VP of Marketing, Clinton Bonner, joined Gareth Bradley, Spigit’s VP of Product Management, for a discussion about the role crowdsourcing plays in digital transformation. Crowdsourcing

Gray Space: How to Develop Valuable Ideas and Get Them Across the Finish Line

Planview Spigit

Ideating and selecting winning ideas – ideas deemed worthy of further development – is half the battle when it comes to crowdsourced innovation. The other half, which is arguably the most important part of the innovation process, is what you do after you’ve selected the top ideas from a crowdsourced innovation challenge. When it comes to crowdsourced innovation, the gray space is the gap between a winning idea and taking action towards implementation. Crowdsourcing

Idea to Impact: The Maturity of Innovation Programs

Planview Spigit

The main premise of the article was to shed a light on an important aspect of ideation and innovation programs: impact. An innovation program is designed to help companies surface new ideas for products and services, operational improvements, and even transform their company cultures. CrowdsourcingWe recently published an article that introduced the shift from idea management to full lifecycle idea management.

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. Ratio of ideators to unique logins. Tagged: collaboration , collaborative innovation , corporate innovation , crowdsourcing , innovation. mba collaboration collaborative innovation corporate innovation crowdsourcing innovation

Ask the Right Question: How to Generate Valuable Ideas

Planview Spigit

Here are a few ideation challenge questions that we have seen from Spigit customers recently that elicited higher than average rates of contribution and that customers felt generated actionable, valuable ideas. Ideation in this context is presented as a considered and managed process, designed to achieve a specific measurable outcome. Crowdsourcing

Ask the Right Question: How to Generate Valuable Ideas

Planview Spigit

Here are a few ideation challenge questions that we have seen from Spigit customers recently that elicited higher than average rates of contribution and that customers felt generated actionable, valuable ideas. Ideation in this context is presented as a considered and managed process, designed to achieve a specific measurable outcome. Crowdsourcing

Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World

Qmarkets

Crowdsourcing company HeroX provides a platform for citizen driven innovation and science projects in conjunction with the Nasa Tournaments Lab. The Evolution of Citizen Science Although some in the scientific community have raised concerns about the validity and/or applicability of crowdsourced discoveries, grassroots citizen science has been successfully practiced for over a century. Our Blog Open Innovation Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale CEO Shares Innovation Tips with SuperbCrew

IdeaScale

From his background in crowdsourcing software as part of the open government initiative, Rob and co-founder Vivek Bhaskaran founded IdeaScale, which was promptly adopted by 23 federal agencies. Rob Hoehn started his crowdsourcing software career as part of the open government initiative in 2009.?. More organizations are creating innovation departments designed specifically to move fast and be efficient.

Tips 109

Engaging your community to future-proof your organisation

Wazoku

This environment helps design the innovative organisations of the future. Co-creation Communities allow organisations to involve outside communities in the ideation of a new product or service. 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.

An open innovation success story

Be-novative

Definitely do check out the talk if you haven’t yet: [link] As technology continues to rapidly advance, it is commonly discussed how crucial it is for human-centric design to be embedded in almost all aspects of our business and organizational handlings. He was curious about what would happen if every employee could contribute their ideas; he also wanted to drastically reduce time investment for the initial ideation phase. A crowdsourcing open innovation challenge was launched.

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

Qmarkets

In this blog we will share how crowdsourcing, incremental, and breakthrough innovation can be used as part of your NPD strategy throughout the FFE stage. Crowdsourcing New Product Development: The Lego Approach As the name suggests, crowdsourcing means ‘outsourcing to the crowds’.

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. 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!”

The Metrics of Public Sector Innovation

IdeaScale

Last month, leaders in public sector innovation gathered to discuss ways of crowdsourcing new solutions to longstanding problems at IdeaScale’s Open Nation DC. When it comes to crowdsourcing, you have to know what it is that gets people into an ideation community and inspires them. In the United Way’s presentation, they talked about a campaign that they designed specifically to re-engage people over the course of months, bring them back, and get them to share more thoughts.