Is Your Office Design Stifling Creativity?


Office design matters for innovation. . That’s why your office design matters. A strong innovation strategy, therefore, includes office design. Try to connect your design to your company’s mission whenever possible. Design to reinforce this concept.

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How to integrate pricing into a Design Sprint

Companies pour billions of dollars into designing and building products and services, yet frequently struggle to monetize them. Price is such an integral part of product design yet is often overlooked until an MVP has been fully formed and perhaps even road-tested. Incorporating price into a Design Sprint will ensure your product and how it is priced are designed in lockstep from the beginning. When to integrate pricing into a Design Sprint. Lightning Demos.

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Go for Launch

Innovation Leader

Go for Launch is a live webcast designed to give corporate professionals exposure to promising startups. Each episode features three startup demos in 30 minutes

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%. The starting point for an outstanding customer journey is not the improvement of inefficiencies detected in the existing one, but a design from scratch, considering all possible channels and the latest consumer trends. Request a demo and discover our software.

Four Key Principles of Mobile User Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

Prior to becoming a senior UX designer at Popular Front Interactive, I spent two years as a mobile UX researcher within the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Mobile Technologies Group – a lab tasked with both future-casting and then rapidly prototyping innovative mobile experiences. PRINCIPLE #4: Design for mobile platforms — the real ones. It is fun and easy to get caught up in the moment of the latest tech demo, press release, or rumor.

10 Startups Aiming to Change Shopping from XRC Labs

Innovation Leader

The startups that pitched at last week's Demo Day at retail accelerator XRC Labs ranged from instant interior design services to a smart mirror that could change your routine

My New Speaking Video ? 3 Minutes of Pure Content

Stephen Shapiro

I am thrilled to share with you my new demo video. We had one design principle: Don’t sell; educate. In a future post, I will share with you my past demo videos – and earlier versions of this one.

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The Company Suggestion Box Re-imagined for the Digital Age


The idea is good, but the design can be updated. Allowing your team to anticipate obstacles and deal with them in their plans will not only make their ideas more successful but will help highlight areas of company culture and design that can do with some innovation themselves.

The Problem With Problems


Front and center was this high-level roadmap along with a checklist: The rest of the links in the document were tactical how-to guides for attracting prospects, running interviews, testing offers, and designing MVPs. He finds an online service that can target his specific audience for a fee and spends the rest of the day designing the survey. Many of the interviewees sensed my unease, and probably feeling sorry for me, asked if I could show them a demo.

Five Reasons You Need Idea Management Software


The accountants will spend most of their time with fellow finance experts, the designers will largely work with other designers, and so on. To see an idea management solution in action, request a demo today! Idea management is about working together.?.

The 8 great talks from 8 years of Union


Cesar told us about an amazing idea to use a novel and open source boat design to clean up oil spills. Date: June 2012 – Theme: Business Without Borders – Host: Method Design. Patrick presented a live demo of the brilliantly designed and executed Chirp app which uses sound to transfer data and has been used in a diverse a setting as London Fashion Week and The Royal Albert Hall. The Union Network is almost 8 years old.

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success


This may mean designating a specific project for team members to charge their time to while working with the team. Innovation management software helps innovation teams make sure that all good ideas are recorded and are accessible to team members and designated decision-makers. If it’s time for your organization to put its best ideas to work, we invite you to request a demo or get the Innovation Starter Kit.

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How Do Your Employees Feel about Your Innovation Strategies?


A recent survey revealed more than 25 percent of C-level executives have employed a designated innovation leader. Contact us today to request a demo. Innovation is at its best when everyone in your organization is involved in the process. Are your employees engaged with your company’s innovation strategy? Employees who are directly engaged with what’s going on in the company will feel a stronger need to innovate than their disengaged counterparts.

Day-Of Hackathon Blocking, Tackling & Facilitation

Your Ideas are Terrible

In addition to making random announcements and keeping the event on schedule, the facilitator has two primary moments stage: The initial kickoff on day 1 and the start of the demos on day 2. Designer? In a few moments when I’m done, the shot clock starts and you’ll have 24 hours before demo presentations, which are at 12:00 noon tomorrow. “Let’s talk about judging criteria and demos tomorrow. For the start of the demos on day 2: “Kick it off with energy.

Could Your Innovation Strategy Use a Leg Up?


If not, your first step should probably not be designing mousetrap plans, but going to the hardware store. Request a demo of IdeaScale today! Give your team a step up. Innovation can be hard work. However, if your innovation strategy results in lots of hard work for little reward, then it’s time to step back and consider whether you need to give your team a leg up on the process. Here are a few ways you can help get your innovation strategy back in the running.

Top Challenges for Open Innovation and How to Solve Them


WD-40, for example, was originally designed to protect missile housings from rust. To learn more about open innovation, request a demo. Sometimes an innovation finds you. Innovation works best when it incorporates a broad network of perspectives. Open innovation, where a company invites outside groups such as academic organizations and non-profits to offer ideas to address challenges, can be a superb way to get those perspectives.

#1,673 – Unreal Engine 5 and the Insane Future of Movie Quality Video Games

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Instead what we’re seeing are the cinematic cut scenes that get embedded within the game to move the story along or similar footage shot just for the demo/commercial. It’s long been the holy grail of video game design. ” I’m not an avid gamer but after watching the demo I must admit that I got a certain sense of adrenaline. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been duped.

#1,387 – Brixels

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to Futurism , “Design studio Breakfast threw out that playbook with an extraordinary new demo of a technology it calls ‘ Brixels ’ — a portmanteau for ‘bricks’ and ‘pixels.’ All of which is to say that Brixels could very well be the future of design.

What Role Does Practicality Play in Innovation?


IdeaScale offers tools designed precisely for this process, which involves gathering, evaluating, scoring, prioritizing, and selecting winning ideas. If you’re ready to get started, IdeaScale invites you to request a demo. Innovation is not just an endless succession of blue-sky concepts. Brainstorming and even daydreaming may play a role in innovation, but practicality is required to bring innovative ideas to life. ?.

Why Your Innovation Team Needs Both Big-Picture and Granular Thinking


That’s going to involve big goals, whether in design, sales, or infrastructure. Request a demo today. Looking to the horizon is a good thing, but also just the start.?. The devil is in the details.” Look at the forest, not the trees.” These two aphorisms are thrown around constantly when discussing innovation strategy, and at first, they seem contradictory. However, as you innovate, you learn that they’re both true; you need both the global view and a granular view.

From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation


The best method for drawing on open innovation is to have a platform designed for it that encourages participation while giving you control of the process. To learn about how open innovation platforms work, request a demo today! Connect with your most important customers. Listening to your customer is part of any business, now even more so than ever.

From Invisible to Visible: A Look at Transparency in Government Innovation


Strategic planning should be built around the implementation of technologies and designed with the needs of citizens in mind. Request a demo to see it in action today. One of the challenges to innovation in government is a lack of insight into what citizens have to offer in the way of innovative strategies. Governments are aware of the increasing need to capture perspectives and insights of citizens to spark the innovation process.

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release


Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release with features designed to equip organisations with better visibility into the value of their ideas and their innovation pipeline. Contact us for more information or to see a demo of the platform.

Product Innovation the Easy Way: 3 Real World Examples


The company set up a unique, flexible community designed to let anyone submit ideas. To learn more about crowdsourcing and open innovation, request a demo ! Many voices can lead to brilliant places. Innovation is often presented as a mighty struggle between a lone inventor and a seemingly intractable problem. While this does occasionally happen, more often than not any great innovation is the result of people drawing from those around them for ideas and inspiration.

Give Yourself Permission to Scale


Her advice about first using demos for defining (before building) an MVP finally clicked. The trick, he realized, was taking the time to develop a high-fidelity mockup versus using just a simple wireframe for the demo. Getting to the right minimum “The good news is that I have a dozen customers ready to pay for the latest iteration of the MVP I demoed them…” Mary interrupts: “How did you test their willingness to pay?” So I agreed to add them to the demo.

Wazoku Announces Spring 2020 Product Release and new Open Innovation Product


Wazoku, a leading innovation and idea management platform, announced its Spring 2020 product release with features designed to get the right ideas in front of the right people at the right moment. Contact us for more information or to see a demo of the platform. Keeping the innovation pipeline running smoothly can be like trying to manage a public transportation system in a large city. Businesses need to make sure that ideas are smoothly getting to their destination.

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How to accelerate innovation in the motor sector


Moreover, the huge development and manufacturing costs make co-creation an astute resource for the industry, to create or test new designs, explore or contrast new market opportunities with a large bedrock of collaborators, such as stakeholders in their market, other markets, or their own consumers.

The Importance of Senior Management Involvement in Innovation

The Future Shapers

If innovation strategy isn’t designed to help an organization reach its overall goals, the executives are simply gambling on the innovation program coming up with a miraculous disruptive innovation out-of-the-blue, which will then hopefully lead the organization to a new direction. Follow Jesse on Twitter or on LinkedIn or why not demo Viima today! FREE DEMO – Simply setup by creating an account in just 3 clicks, or sign up with Google or Office.

Hyping your Hackathon

Your Ideas are Terrible

Demos at the climax of the event will take too long. You may have to run separate tracks or brackets, add a virtual component, do 60-second rapid-fire demos, ban the use of slides or screens in demos, or cut demos altogether and consider a science fair-style judging process that might last an entire afternoon. Hackathon participants (being mostly engineers, developers and designers) tend to appreciate efficiency.

Essential Steps Toward Open Innovation Success


To be effective, the commercialization step should include all aspects of bringing a product to market, including pricing, package design, and shelf displays. Request a demo to experience the power of eZassi. The goal of open innovation is to allow organizations to collaborate with external resources to advance their technologies. Through OI, companies can efficiently address product or system needs and increase responsiveness to marketplace demands.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

It is designed to help people understand how they’re doing with their program and identify opportunities for improving and scaling, all based on Spigit’s unique expertise in working with hundreds of companies to kick-start and grow their innovation efforts. Take the assessment today to see where your organization stacks up against others, and if you’d like to learn more about how Planview Spigit can help further your innovation program, register for a free demo.

Small Entities, Big Impact: The Surprisingly Sized World of Sustainable Development


One interesting application is for a wind turbine (patent # US9228564B2 ) designed for use in urban and suburban environments. If that power system was the one covered in another ETRI patent— US9608438B2 —the overall design would include “an inverter system capable of more economically and efficiently performing photovoltaic power generation.”. By David T Dickens, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Anaqua.

PPM software user experience and rising star awards


They are evaluated based on interface design and functionalities in facilitating workflows. Request a Demo About Bubble: Bubble is a leading provider of cloud based Project Portfolio Management Software. Bubble Innovator Earns Two 2018 Project Portfolio Management Software Awards. Bubble, is awarded ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Great User Experience’ awards by FinancesOnline Business Software Directory.

Upcoming Event: Product Hunt Columbus – Jan 25th


SHARE picks riders up at their home or designated pick and drop-off locations. 7:00 – 8:00 : Break out into tables, watch product demos, Q&A with presenting companies, more drinks, food, and socializing. Upcoming Product Hunt Columbus. Thursday, January 25th, 2017. Z Z RSVP.  Add to Calendar. u u About Product Hunt. Overview. Product Hunt Columbus is the opportunity to keep a finger on the pulse of innovation here in Columbus.

10 tips to win a hackathon


A good team has people from diverse domains and backgrounds like designing, frontend development, backend development, business development, etc. Picture your perfect demo and work backward from there. Involve the audience in the demo. . Everyone wants to be a winner.

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10 tips to win a hackathon


A good team has people from diverse domains and backgrounds like designing, frontend development, backend development, business development, etc. Picture your perfect demo and work backward from there. Involve the audience in the demo. . Everyone wants to be a winner. However, in both life and hackathons, victory comes to those who want it the most. With limited time to solve problems, and submit prototypes, a hackathon is an ultimate test of skills and endurance.

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Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019


Chatbots are designed to deliver a conversational user experience in the business applications with a minimum learning curve. Dexterity refers to a business strategy designed to encourage workforce agility and engagement by promoting employee autonomy and building a more consumerized work environment. Schedule a demo now. As workplace demographics are transforming, employers struggle to match the evolving needs of a multi-generational workforce.

Ezassi to Attend FEI Boston 2018: What to Expect


The FEI Boston Innovation Conference is designed to help you master the art of serious innovation with elite leaders at the world’s most innovative and ambitious companies. To provide value, Ezassi will be demoing our latest platform release – including our technology landscaping. We will be attending the annual FEI Boston 2018 event.

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

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. To learn more about how to get you innovation program started, Visit the Planview Spigit website for more information , and register for a free demo today to see the solution in action.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release


Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time. Contact us for more information or to see a demo of the platform.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2018 Product Release


Our Autumn release includes many features and enhancements designed to enable our global customer base to further embed idea management across their entire organisation and broader ecosystem. Contact us for more information or to see a demo of the platform.

Culture of Innovation Video and Case Study: Cambia Health Solutions Transforms the Health Care Landscape Through Innovation

Planview Spigit

We had to become a lightning rod of innovation, attracting and engaging employees to join us in ideation and design.” IF built upon these successes by continuing to refine its own proprietary i5 innovation process, providing employees with training in design thinking, and launching divisional challenges to help leaders innovate in their everyday business. From inception, innovation has been at the core of Cambia Health—it’s truly in their DNA.

10 Tips to win a hackathon


A good team has people from diverse domains and backgrounds like designing, frontend development, backend development, business development, etc. Picture your perfect demo and work backward from there. Involve the audience in the demo. . Everyone wants to be a winner. However, in both life and hackathons, victory comes to those who want it the most. With limited time to solve problems, and submit prototypes, a hackathon is an ultimate test of skills and endurance.

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