Do Shorter Design Sprints Work?

The Future Shapers

In Richard Banfield’s book Enterprise Design Sprints , he talks about how Design Sprints have become “a trusted format for problem-solving at many large companies.” So, why are people turning to shortened Design Sprints? The Allure of the 3 & 4 Day Design Sprint.

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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Digital Transformation, Data and Innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

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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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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The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

Test your recruiter-brain with this crossword puzzle, which reveals the best ways to move forward in your efforts with every answer!

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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Should You Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Innovation Excellence

Plastic straws consistently make the top ten list of items found, according to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup data. Innovation Psychology behavioral design California Design Thinking Human-centered Design Human-centered Innovation Seattle Starbucks

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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.

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.

How a Big Data Strategy Can Fight Insurance Fraud


At the same time, insurers have also understood that they need a Big Data strategy for various purposes. Continue reading and understand how Big Data can help insurers avoid headaches and financial damage! What is Big Data. ” Real Time Big Data. Big Data

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.

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. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Data Science: Why and How do you Invest in Data?


Data Science is a multidisciplinary mix of data inference, algorithm development, and technology to solve analytically complex problems. What is Data Science and why is it so urgent to invest? Data Science is a discipline that studies where information comes from, what it represents, and how it can be transformed into a valuable resource to create business and IT strategies. In customer-focused organizations, Data Science helps identify and refine audiences.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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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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?

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.

Data Science: what it is and how to start using it


It is also about generating value for businesses by using their data creatively. The purpose of this article is to demystify Data Science. To understand in detail why we should utilize this science into our businesses and how to start doing so: Why invest in Data Science.

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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

We’re all designers

Dawid’s Blog

There’s a perception that to be labeled a designer means a turtleneck, a Mac and hipster coffee. We are all designers. If you have a problem, and want to get to an outcome, you have to design something. However, we don’t intentionally always apply design is the mindset.

From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful


Design Thinking: Think of solutions, solve situations and problems, close the gaps that need filling in. It is Design Thinking that will pave the way to traveling assertively. Design Thinking: What is the human need behind the business need? Agile Design Thinking

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.

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

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.

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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#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?

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.

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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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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Interview #3: Designing the Unicorn of Micromobility (Ignas Survila)

Innovation Walk

Also a co-founder at Citybirds , the Lithuanian entrepreneur has been awarded for his functional and modern designs, such as Pigeon. Join us in this interview about micromobility, Unicorn Scooters , and the role of design in shaping the future of urban mobility.

Creating a Customer Behavior Data Research Strategy

Peer Insight

Instead of focusing on surveys that give us quantitative data (which we agree has a time and place), we focus on evolving our research design from measuring what people say to measuring what they actually do.

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Inspiring Agile Ways of Working: How Design Sprint mindsets help organisations get comfortable with agile ways of working

It uses design thinking to reshape the way people behave to achieve more, in less time. A design sprint process prioritises getting out there, learning, doing and building data where it doesn’t otherwise exist. Design Sprint InnovationIt’s easy to get stuck in our ways.

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Why Data is Central to Every Business

The Human Factor

Data management might not sound particularly fun but if you’re looking for a way to make better decisions, take a targeted approach and improve your business, data management is the best thing you can do. And, once you start looking, you’ll see that data is exactly the same.

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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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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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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.

The Automotive Industry’s Big Data Challenge (Part 1)

Corporate Innovation

In this two-part series, we will discuss the big data challenge facing the automotive industry. The pieces are the result of my work in the industry helping corporations with their innovation and big data strategies. To be effective in the information business, automakers must change their perspective and start thinking about an overall process for big data in and around the car. Automakers must become serious about big data . is another big data generator.

The Automotive Industry’s Big Data Challenge (Part 1)

Corporate Innovation

In this two-part series, we will discuss the big data challenge facing the automotive industry. The pieces are the result of my work in the industry helping corporations with their innovation and big data strategies. To be effective in the information business, automakers must change their perspective and start thinking about an overall process for big data in and around the car. Automakers must become serious about big data . is another big data generator.

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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