How Design Thinking Complements Crowdsourced Innovation


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.

Steps to Design Thinking in Practice

Are you interested in learning about the steps of design thinking so you can take action on applying the process? What is design thinking ? Steps in the Design Thinking Process. There are many frameworks or processes for design thinking that are used today.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking. In the past couple of weeks, I have been spending a fair amount of time on investigating design thinking. Design thinking has raised a lot of expectations as well as its fair share of controversy.

Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level


The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. The Benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the needs of the end user. In another project, this time for the Hospital sector, we were able to understand how the patient’s experience cycle worked and how new solutions can be developed. The Key Stages of Design Thinking.

Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design in Medical Devices & Pharma

Examples of design thinking and human-centered design in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. What is design thinking and human-centered design? Take a closer look at design thinking and human-centered design on our blog.

How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real


Why do a large part of the design thinking projects in the corporate world never pass through the prototype phase? In recent years I’ve been involved with many design thinking initiatives.

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies


In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. The benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the end user needs. Scrum + Design Thinking. Design Thinking: the 3 phases.

The essencial role of prototyping in Design Thinking


As we discussed previously, Prototyping is an inherent part of Design Thinking. By creating this demonstration, the team is able to make ideas clearer and narrow them down through a continuous exchange of insights brought by the Immersion and Ideation stages. For long-term projects, it can be redone throughout the process. We discuss the main stages of Design Thinking at MJV’s Blog. Design Thinking

The essencial role of prototyping in Design Thinking


As we discussed previously, Prototyping is an inherent part of Design Thinking. By creating this demonstration, the team is able to make ideas clearer and narrow them down through a continuous exchange of insights brought by the Immersion and Ideation stages. For long-term projects, it can be redone throughout the process. We discuss the main stages of Design Thinking at MJV’s Blog. Design Thinking

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

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. This done before ideation.

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future


Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History. He is our design thinking guest blogger. Below, Paul lays the case for using design thinking in school.

What is design thinking and how can it help you innovate?


Today, the business world recognizes that continuous innovation and design thinking are the keys to long-term sustainability and success. Design Thinking is NOT a New Concept. With all the hype around design thinking, one would think that it is a new concept.

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to turn ideas into products. . Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

Innovation projects are about a lot of meetings. Seven Facilitation Fails: Most innovation project managers haven’t been trained in facilitation. There are specific tools for visioning, problem framing, and ideation etc.

Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Creative Thinking Can Be Trained. I’m also a bit weary of chasing or developing the latest, greatest, and most sophisticated tool for ideation. I think I need the mental equivalent of a shot of wheatgrass. Deliberate, realized, built-into-projects, creativity.

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.” I added my punchline, “because if you’re not doing projects you’re not doing innovation.” Not Design Thinking?”

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. This essential training for leaders and project managers provides answers, and from an industry thought leader. Innovation Intensive will help you improve the effectiveness of innovation projects.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions.

Human-Centered Design Workshops

Find out what a human-centered design workshop encompasses and when your organization may benefit from a training here. Human-centered design is an up-and-coming innovation framework that essentially works as an extension of the design thinking process.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Start thinking of idea generation as a project that takes a few weeks, not a one day session. Use Diverse Springboards to Scaffold Thinking. ” “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Expand the thinking team.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

How do you integrate all this new fancy stuff into strategy and ideation to create actual projects? Innovating with digital technology requires a blended approach, truly diverse teams, training, and new ideation methods. Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

Many people think that brainstorming is gathering a group of people into a room with a flip chart and Post-It’s and jamming ideas out loud. But it’s a myth and a widespread misconception to think that’s all there is.

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Things are moving too fast for 24-month stage-gate innovation project cycles. 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?

Why You Need An Innovation Coach


You’ve gone through training or read about things like design thinking and lean startup. But somehow the project doesn’t go as smoothly as the exercises and cases studies you read through. This doesn’t mean that the innovation methods you learned don’t apply; it means you need to be intentional as you apply them, thinking about how they will work in your organization and iterating on the design of your organization’s unique innovation blueprint.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Yesterday, I was quite delighted to see my post Integrating Lean Startup and Design Thinking ranked #11 of the Top 100 Innovation Posts 2014 at Innovation Excellence. “Either-or” was yesterday, today we need more integrative, “both-and” thinking.

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How a (crowdsourced) idea becomes a product


But that campaign, and other ideation campaigns like it, didn’t require any creative problem solving. But Rich and his team wanted to go out to the crowd, to generate new ideas within a group of qualified ideators outside the four walls of Sterilite.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. Innovation Intensive .

Colorado Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

Essentially this is intensive, hands-on workshop that trains people in innovation frameworks, and tools for strategy, ideation, research, and project management. 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. One reason is they are now able to facilitate their own strategy and ideation sessions, that can save a lot of money.

8 Successfactors of Organizing a Global Hackathon


It was a hard job to select the top 12 teams per continent through an online evaluation session by selected experts about the project’s disruptiveness and potential positive impact on wealth & health. Design Thinking sessions?—?facilitated

The Founder, Innovation On Film

Gregg Fraley

It’s also a starting point to discuss how people have different thinking and problem solving style s. The McDonald’s were strong in ideation and refinement of the main idea, the fast food system. All this done 40 years before Design Thinking!

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

In the next major step of our thinking process we want to work why a well-planned and actively managed hand-over from explorative work to the exploitative, formal organization at a pre-defined point within the innovation funnel is necessary.

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Gregg Fraley

“Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. Typical Innovation Project Cycle (materials include a shell process).

5 Ways to Fail at Innovation


Having “the usual people” working on an innovation project is a surefire way for it to fall into committee and go nowhere. Most innovators are optimists. There’s no such thing as a bad idea – only an unfinished one. Every setback is an opportunity in disguise.

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Are We Taking the “U” Out of UX?

Boxes and Arrows

What is a UX designer? Some excerpts: Work with the development team to follow a user-centered design approach as you work collaboratively to brainstorm and design innovative solutions to complex problems. I think it’s a visual designer who can prototype.

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Natalie Breitschmid

Innovation 360 Group

Natalie is a passionate and creative Experience Design Leader. Paired with her deep Project Management skills and her notable get things done attitude, she always remains ambitious to reach high levels of success. Customer Experience Design. Design Thinking.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

For example, a project team with strong capabilities to deliver innovation can be prevented from succeeding by a management team with inappropriate governance processes. What do you think of the 3 Dimensions of Innovation framework?

insurHUB 3.0 – when competitors become partners


Yasmin Saathoff, manager at EY Innovalue and project coordinator for the insurHUB, gave us some exciting insights in an interview. The workshop series, attended by various insurers and digital transformers, was organized and moderated by us, EY Innovalue, and our project partners V.E.R.S.

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Ali Kamyab

Innovation 360

His intense interest in technology change, change management, ideation and innovation, and entrepreneurship and startups has given him a fresh outlook on life. Project Management. Ideation and Innovation Management. Design Thinking. BS in Chemical Engineering for Design of Processes in Petroleum Industry, Azad University, Iran.

Innovation is still being innovated - Part 2 of 2

Values Centered Innovation

In this blog, I’ll review 3 other signs that innovation is still being innovated: the transformation in how we treat innovative thinking, innovation ROI, and the innovation process itself. Design Thinking’s emphasis on empathy when determining key factors and issues is another example.

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Strategies for Innovating Your Workspaces

From the layout of your office to the business tools you use each day, our work environments play a key role in our ability to think critically and creatively about unexplored avenues for future success. What is the relationship between the places we work and our ability to innovate?

Systems Thinking Training

Explore systems thinking techniques, activities, and articles. Systems thinking is a powerful methodology focused on understanding how parts interact and work together within a whole system. What is Systems Thinking? Image Source: Disruptive Design / Medium.

Top Style & Personality Assessments to Understand Your Employees

Follow thru: arranging and designing. By reviewing the ways in which your employees process and handle information and tasks, you can design better workflow in your organization and design teams primed to innovate together. The CliftonStrengths exam sorts people based on four different domain areas : Strategic thinking: how do you absorb, think about, and analyze information? Ideator. Thinking vs feeling – how you make decisions.

Sabina Svensson

Innovation 360

Before joining Innovation 360 group, Sabina was a senior innovation strategist at NINE, working closely with clients throughout the whole innovation process all the way from insight to launch, leading the strategic direction as well as the creative development in terms of ideation, concept crafting and design execution. Ideation and creative process. engineering, design, anthropology). Design thinking. Design and prototyping. Project Management.