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Gaining energy and idea generation

Paul Hobcraft

Gaining energy and idea generation. I have been asking myself how a combined effect of innovation and ecosystem design thinking will support the energy transition we are undertaking to give it additional traction and generation. Finding fresh ideas and momentum.

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Design Thinking & Workshops in VR (Virtual Reality)

InnovationTraining.org

In this article we will: Explore how we can use VR (virtual reality) during the different steps of the design thinking process. Teach you how to design a VR workshop using an app called Zoe Immersive. Design Thinking Process & VR.

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Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization. Designed thinking can be leveraged to create better and more empathy-based organizations. . Through empathy, we can design products, and services for people. Implementing Design Thinking in Organizations.

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Design Thinking for Schools

InnovationTraining.org

An exploration of resources and advice for design thinking in education. Design thinking is a unique learning and problem solving mindset that we highly recommend to innovation-minded organizations and businesses. Design Thinking Resources for Educators.

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Gain Better User Adoption the Design Thinking Way

Tullio Siragusa

Gain Better User Adoption the Design Thinking Way. I think we can all agree that user adoption is the primary objective for all products. Instead, user adoption requires proper planning and implementation strategy when the product is just an idea. What Is Design Thinking?

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Recession Proof Your Business the Design Thinking Way

Tullio Siragusa

Recession Proof Your Business the Design Thinking Way. With some strategic Design Thinking methodologies, you can protect your business from falling apart and improve it so you can grow. What Is Design Thinking? Process Of Design Thinking.

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Using AI to learn what is important to learn about Design Thinking (ChatGPT Open AI)

InnovationTraining.org

ChatGPT allows you to chat with the AI and get ideas or knowledge in a more natural way of communication. This tool is capable of understanding natural human language and generating “thoughtful” more human responses after you provide it a question or prompt.

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Design Thinking Digital Transformation Workshop Tips

InnovationTraining.org

How to facilitate a design thinking workshop for digital transformation. Digital transformation is a significant and common challenge for organizations and thus a great design thinking project. Using design thinking books as digital transformation tools.

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Design Thinking Tools: how to use them to solve complex problems

mjvinnovation

This is because they break down the complexity of processes so that the designer has a full 360-degree view of the problem, anchoring them in their way of thinking. Continue reading to understand what Design Thinking is and how DT tools can be the turning point for your business! What is Design Thinking. When we talk about Design Thinking , we are referring primarily to the way designers think. Design Thinking

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5 Tricks to Adopt Everyday Design Thinking

Ideanote

There is value in enabling design thinking during your everyday routine, especially if you have contact with potential or current clients in your position. Idea generation is great for coming up with novel ideas, and everyday design thinking can help you understand its usefulness. I am not saying that design thinking solves all problems, but it ignites a dynamic metacognitive process that helps organizations cut through the complexity of a problem.

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The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

The Sins That Ruin Idea Generation. ” Well, you bother because you need ideas. The original guidelines of brainstorming (defer judgment, quantity of ideas, build on ideas, combine, etc.) Rarely does a casual brainstorm generate a breakthrough idea.

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Why should we embrace Everyday design thinking

Ideanote

There is value in enabling design thinking during your everyday routine, especially if you have contact with potential or current clients in your position. Idea generation is great for coming up with novel ideas, and everyday design thinking can help you understand its usefulness. This combination helps lower the risk that you are creating the […]. Creativty Innovation Team

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AI for Ideation | How to use AI to brainstorm and generate ideas

InnovationTraining.org

Here’s a demonstration of how to use AI to help you brainstorm or generate ideas. AI can be a powerful tool to use in your innovation, design thinking, or ideation projects. AI Ideation Demo (Generate Ideas with Artificial Intelligence on OpenAI).

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Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

The 30 minute weekly webinar features demonstrations of various facilitation tools for: strategy, challenge clarification, idea generation (aka brainstorming), problem framing, idea selection, innovation projects, and idea development, etc.

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Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Creative Thinking Can Be Trained. I think I need the mental equivalent of a shot of wheatgrass. If you, and/or your team, don’t have an organic, natural access to creative thinking, tools like Agile and Design Thinking are running on empty. Beyond real world projects, I’ve studied the literature, theory, frameworks, strategy, thinking tools, facilitation, assessments, research, project management, team dynamics, and even improvisation.

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To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. It may seem like an obvious connection, but when I made the “innovation is learning” statement at a recent presentation — thinking everyone would agree — I got a room full of raised eyebrows. So, let me explain my thinking. Some would call this market research, and by all means do that, but I think it goes deeper.

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What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation

Qmarkets

Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. Too often, companies think of innovation in terms of disparate temporal projects, rather than as a holistic practice that should be permanently embedded within the organization’s DNA.

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Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines! There is not enough mental preparation done with participants before brainstorming/idea generation sessions. Start thinking of idea generation as a project that takes a few weeks, not a one day session. Use Diverse Springboards to Scaffold Thinking. Fresh combinations of concepts are what creates breakthrough ideas. ” “Think left and think right and think low and think high.

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Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

They may know frameworks, like Design Thinking or Agile, and a few tools, but very few have the extensive training and experience at hands-on facilitation required to make a difference. A professional facilitator has ways to stop the behaviour — and make people think it was their idea. Facilitation of Innovation Meetings Requires a Highly Specific Set of Skills, Frameworks, Tools — and Experience.

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. Seven Innovation Fundamentals: Applying creative thinking to problems. Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. Think about the vibe or overall morale of your organization.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Tell me what I should be thinking about.” I replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” Not Design Thinking?” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! Believe it or not, many people don’t think it’s their job to innovate. His design alone is a huge element of their success.

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GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a popular framework that is viewed as best practice, but it’s only part of the solution. The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use.

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Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. All these modes of experiential learning scaffold thinking to high levels of understanding. That improved understanding, directly applied to an innovation challenge, is how you get to a breakthrough idea. A teacher figures out where a student is, their “zone of proximal development” The teacher then scaffolds the students thinking, using various tools, to make new connections and learn.

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Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas. It’s my contention that a lot of breakthrough innovation is left on the table because not enough thinking work is done to combine well known, if very disparate, concepts. The scaffolding for mash-up thinking in the IdeaKeg framework is a necessary factor in any complex concept blend. What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups.

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Announcing Momentum Creative Problem Solving (MCPS)

Gregg Fraley

MCPS is a three-phase structured process of exploration, ideas, and action. As you learn more MCPS thinking tools, creative power grows. MCPS perfectly complements innovation frameworks like Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean, and quality frameworks like Six Sigma.

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Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Inexperience in: the kind of divergent thinking necessary to innovate, in specific meeting behaviors and facilitation skills, and in innovation process, approaches and frameworks. But none of them, or all of them together, are enough to overcome untrained thinking, poor session facilitation, and an un-anchored or non-existent innovation approach.

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Specifically: No fluidity in free-associative divergent thinking necessary to innovate — people do not know how to think like innovators! But none of those factors, or all of them together, are enough to overcome untrained thinking, poor session facilitation, and an un-anchored or non-existent innovation approach.

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Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions. Ideas are perfected using story telling techniques and paper prototyping.

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Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. That’s old school thinking. When asked to support innovation, or integrate new ideas from an innovation team, they resist — because they are being paid to execute, not experiment. The “ideas” become complaints. Then there is usually not enough communication about what is done with the few ideas that do have merit.

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The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Walk down the list and spend ten minutes thinking. I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed? It’s assumed that the team of idea people will just do combinations organically. It’s deep idea exploration.

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Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley

What’s your Kryptonite to protect you against all those who are out there, right now, thinking up ways to beat you? Don’t get hung up on whether to use Lean, or Design Thinking, or CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail , or some arcane method history has hung around your neck. Death or Kryptonite? From Superman Wiki.

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Colorado Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

It’s a course for innovation project managers, consultants, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs who want to have more productive strategy, idea generation, and innovation action plans. If you’re with a non-profit you might find that this training is the perfect thing for creating better services and experiences for your support bases — and how about better ideas for fund-raising?

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Got a Great Idea? Don't Take Credit For It

Innovation in Practice

We want to resist the temptation of judging ideas depending on where it came from. If we like the person, we tend to like their idea. And what this means for you in practice is that you have to find a way to strip ideas of their identity. You can boost the creative out put of your team just by making sure these ideas don't get thrown out prematurely. That keeps the ideas anonymous. It helps them eliminate that natural tendency to have a bias to that idea.

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Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Thinking about things is not innovation. Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Design Thinking is not innovation. DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats are not innovation. If you want proof of this idea that it’s all about projects just see what Min Basadur , Edwards Demming , and Joseph Juran say about how to innovate and change and improvement in organizational culture.

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Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Even the magic of Design Thinking is not enough to inform you as to what projects to do and ensure success. Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Gregg Fraley and Karen Kirby, copyright 2017. Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*. The demands of digital leadership and the enterprises of the future could dramatically accelerate that rate in the next few years.

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Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

If everyone else is jumping off the Design Thinking bridge shouldn’t we? Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Energized idea generation about potential projects (that is, what projects might we do?). Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course.

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GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas. Innovation Intensive .

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The 6 Trends That Will Shape Your Business In The Future — And How To Prepare For Them

Faisal Hoque

Leaders have to think digital, embrace design thinking, and read every day to keep up. The latter is a particularly important point in industries where thin margins and higher levels of competition are challenging firms to find more innovative ways to generate revenues.

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The 6 Trends That Will Shape Your Business In The Future — And How To Prepare For Them

Faisal Hoque

Leaders have to think digital, embrace design thinking, and read every day to keep up. The latter is a particularly important point in industries where thin margins and higher levels of competition are challenging firms to find more innovative ways to generate revenues.

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Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). Very few organization’s are any good at all at Brainstorming/Idea Generation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order. Lack of Managment support will effectively kill any innovation program no matter how well conceived.

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What is Brainstorming?

Pondr

Because brainstorming is basically coming up with ideas to find solutions, it is a process we do everyday. We are always solving problems and moving between conflict and resolution - often without even thinking about it.

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The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

Power tools and techniques for identifying new markets (Design Thinking). Developing ideas for products, services, and improvements (idea generation). Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Guerilla Innovation Innovation Open Innovation Agile CPS Creativity design thinking innovation frameworks innovation process innovation projects Lean why innovation

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Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

Classic Improv games are adaptable for visioning, exploration, problem framing, idea generation, solution development, and planning. The key benefit is simply getting to a breakthrough insight or idea much faster. By the end of our time they’re eagerly jumping into “scene work” and jamming ideas and problem frames based on scene-stimuli. There are laughs of course, but that’s incidental to the ideas being furiously written down in notebooks.

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