Digital Transformation, Data and Innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my last post I tried to illustrate the importance (and the challenges) of data to digital transformation. This is often a complex and difficult idea for people to understand - why is "data" so hard? Data and digital transformation There is no digital transformation without data.

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Creativity Must Guide the Data-Driven Design Process

Boxes and Arrows

Collecting data about design is easy in the digital world. New digital technologies allow us to easily measure almost anything, and apps, social media platforms, websites, and email programs come with built-in tools to track data. But what if it’s not because of the design?

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Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust and needs to be designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive. The need to have a new cycle of innovative design. Can we design a totally ‘adaptive’ innovation process to fit the specific need?

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Important Business Data Cabinet Features

The Human Factor

When it comes to finding the best data cabinet for your servers no corners should be cut. Nonetheless, if you simply buy the first and cheapest data cabinet you find, you may as well have not bought one at all. Last but not least, another pivotal feature of any data cabinet is security.

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

INNOVATION Data From 3.5 ve years of data from 154 public companies covering over 3.5 But what we learned from our analysis of all this data is that innovation is, indeed, a science.

The Data Economy & GDPR – Innovating around Regulation!


The EU directive of data-protection, privacy and general regulation of its data-economy is largely tied to the upcoming launch of the GDPR regime in May 2018. The Data-Economy. GDPR & Data. In the data-economy, the power is largely with the platform providers.

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Infinity War: meet the superpowers of Data Science


“Wait, but what does this have to do with Data Science?” In MJV, the infinity of the universe is represented by the amount of data we generate every day. It’s Big Data itself! This is where the infinity gaunt… I mean, Data Science comes in.

Big data is dead – a throwback to Data Natives Conference


At the Data Natives Conference in Berlin for three days it was all about data, technologies and innovation: 4 stages, more than 100 speakers and around 1,600 visitors. In his speech “Big Data is dead” he explained how companies can generate real added value from their data.

What is Design Thinking? Extensive interview with Tom Kelley from IDEO

Idea to Value

One of the most important figures in the field of Design Thinking is Tom Kelley, one of the heads of IDEO along with his brother David. Recently, Tom was interviewed by High Resolution (video above) about his thoughts on Innovation and Design Thinking.

Blending Big Data and Design Thinking Works Best

Michael Roberto

Bryant University Professor Lori Coakley and I have published a new article in the American Management Association Quarterly (Fall 2018 issue) titled, "The Human Center of Design Thinking." big data creativity design thinking innovation

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely.

Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

By using these nascent user-centered design methods, they were able to meet the expanding needs of their user base and claim over 90% of the small business accounting software market. Was their size and rapid growth diluting their design-driven culture?

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Plan of Action: implementing Data Science in your company


It is with Data Science that you can defeat the analog mindset! But the question is: how do you implement Data Science in your company? Data Science is still a relatively new solution. After all, what do you prioritize to bring Data Science to your business? Data Science

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Designing in the Era of the Algorithms

Rmukesh Gupta

I came across this video by Josh Clark where he talks about the challenges and opportunities of designing stuff (products/services) in the era of algorithms.

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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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Design and composition by Greenleaf Book Group Cover design by Greenleaf Book Group Cataloging-in-Publication data is available. Design the interplay. For others, it may involve designing the next.

Transport Challenge: Deutsche Bahn and Data Pitch ask startups to change the future of transport

Innovation Excellence

German rail company, Deutsche Bahn AG, is making its data available to start-up businesses and SMEs as part of Data Pitch, a new European Commission-funded initiative which is supporting open innovation with data.

Monetizing Big Data in Next-Generation Mobility

Corporate Innovation

In my book and previous posts I build a broad case for the importance of big data and AI in next-generation mobility , and provide several examples of data that is being collected, or can be collected, in a variety of transportation and logistics situations.

All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation. The task of searching to resolve more complex problems allows Design Thinking to step up and become a far more visible component on how we can go about this.

Design Thinking & the Uncertain Future VUCA

The Future Shapers

Design Thinking and the premises of the future: The ambiguity associated with the lack of clarity in the exposure of the problem that gives rise to interpretations. The same conditions cause different consequences when applying the Design Thinking methodology. There is no Design Thinking for everything and much less for everyone. No recipe always works for everyone; There are so many Design Thinking methodologies as stars on the horizon… Which one is right for you?

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The powerful effects of digitalization are opening up different business opportunities, the chance to design different business models and get far closer to the ultimate need, to understand the customers wishes from the products and services they are wanting to buy.

A New Role For Humans: Prepping Data So AI Can Learn To Do Our Jobs


Current AI training methods require reams of labeled data. The limitation is the amount of data needed, and the time and labor to label it properly. Today the new job is tagger : people who prepare data so algorithms can learn to do our jobs.

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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? Average cost per UX designer recruit.

The business of design


Does being an innovation company today mean you’re also a design company? An expansive discussion occurred recently on the Xinova Slack board about the importance of Design (deliberately capitalized as the substantive) with regards to what Xinova does, who Xinova is, and why Xinova does what we do. Inventor Community business value data analysis design designer innovation R&D

#1,401 – Designer Babies

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

People are likely going to be up in arms over news that a rogue Chinese scientist has allegedly (for the first-time ever) successfully used the CRISPR gene-editing technique to create a designer baby. Is creating a designer baby the Greatest Idea Ever?

Xconomy – Gates Foundation-Xinova Using Data to Fight Malaria


Gates Foundation-Xinova Tie-Up Aimed at Using Data to Fight Malaria By: Jeff Buchanan Xconomy features Xinova’s new innovation opportunity, Defeating Malaria with Data – a project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates and designed to generate innovative ideas to help solve the data and supply chain tracking challenges around Malaria medical supplies in Nigeria. The post Xconomy – Gates Foundation-Xinova Using Data to Fight Malaria appeared first on Xinova.

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Understanding Big Data to Improve Healthcare Delivery


The New Jersey Hospital Association in the USA has launched a data and informatics center that will use big data analytics techniques to identify and address gaps in healthcare for New Jersey’s citizens.

Elements of Learning Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible. That process of curriculum creation is most commonly called instructional design.

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Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Design. Product Design. Service Design. Experience Design Business Model Design. Applied Design Thinking Course. Design Methods Workshop. For Discovery For Design. Design Thinking Grows Up — Welcome to Experience Thinking. About.

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4 Tips for Designing Apple Watch Apps

Boxes and Arrows

With those thoughts in mind, here are four tips for designing applications for the Apple Watch. As a designer, your role is to design an intuitive navigation layout best suited to your app, bearing in mind that the two navigation types should not be mixed. Design Principles

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Making Big, Bold Assertions to Drive Design Strategy

Innovation in Practice

Design strategy is built on assertion. On the way to a great design strategy is the creation of a series of value assertions: driving statements that guide creative exploration and describe our commitment to our customers. I run a design strategy company called Modernist Studio.

A better way: combining Design Thinking and Business Intelligence


The combinatorial approach to Business Intelligence with Design Thinking achieves an unprecedented level of comprehension of corporate realities, and it does so in a concrete way, incorporating the subjective factors of the human relationships involved. A qualitative analysis of Business Intelligence is added through the experimental and collaborative methodology brought by Design Thinking. Big Data: data analysis is what really matters.

GDPR: what is and how does the data protection law of the European Union


In January 2012, the European Commission set out plans for data protection reform across the European Union (EU). And one of the main components of the reforms is the introduction of the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR). At its core, the GDPR is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data; simplify the regulatory framework, so that both citizens and businesses can fully benefit from the digital economy.

A better way: combining Business Intelligence with Design Thinking


The combinatorial approach to Business Intelligence with Design Thinking achieves an unprecedented level of comprehension of corporate realities, and it does so in a concrete way, incorporating the subjective factors of the human relationships involved. A qualitative analysis of Business Intelligence is added through the experimental and collaborative methodology brought by Design Thinking. Big Data: data analysis is what really matters.

A Better Data Visualization Tool


A Better Data Visualization Tool? Testing a customized enclosure diagram approach to data visualization. While handling huge amounts of data is a challenge for virtually all industries, it is a particular challenge, with real consequences in cyber-security and national defense.

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Keys to designing a virtuous customer journey


And secondly, because it is a profitable venture: McKinsey states that organizations who invest in the design of their customer journey obtain up to 15% more income and reduce costs by 20%. More, faster data (test, rethink). 1995: Every company is a customer company.