Innovations Degrees of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing for Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

The three degrees of ecosystem design- the innovating equation. In any ecosystem thinking and design, we do need to find this “sweet spot” for encouraging more innovation.

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How Design Thinking Promotes Innovation


It’s well known that design thinking is a creative problem-solving process, which focuses on reaching solutions that were previously inaccessible. In this article, we’ll discuss design thinking and the impact that using it can have on the innovative process.


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Sustainability will increasingly come through innovation ecosystem designs

Paul Hobcraft

The reward by customers comes from the value of resolving growing complex problems, which is increasingly coming through this understanding of ecosystem design and collaborative endeavours. The investment in the front end of ecosystem design, in finding like-minded partners, becomes critical.

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Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

In the fourth conversation between Jeffrey Phillips and myself around parts of the Executive Innovation Work Mat, we took on several different issues around the design, function, structure and process needs for innovation. Most of the rigidity needs to be designed out.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Designing Unique Workshops is hard work

Paul Hobcraft

I believe any design of workshops must meet your needs, to push the thinking and to generate new returns in innovation understanding. Find ones that are 100% focused on engaging with and accelerating innovation. Finding opportunities for Innovation and Growth is hard work.

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Design Thinking Applied to M&A Integration

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking Applied to M&A Integration. The failure rate increases due to insufficient integration design and planning or faulty integration planning. Most of the failures point to a lack of design and alignment with people’s needs. What is Design Thinking?

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. We have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. I wrote a piece “ Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design ” that stated much of what I saw as any design intent.

Design Thinking Applied to Re-Organizations

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking Applied to Re-Organizations. Reorganizing a company to solve complex problems, introduce innovation, improve business operations, and identify market opportunities requires design. What is Design Thinking? Five Design Thinking Steps to Reorganization.

Improve Customer Success with Design Thinking

Tullio Siragusa

Improve Customer Success with Design Thinking. Implementing Design Thinking can help with customer success. . Design Thinking can help better focus on the demands of customers and support people’s needs by providing them with appropriate products and services. .

Design Thinking Exercises and Activities

Learn about some of the most popular activities and exercises for design thinking. Here at Innovation Training, we’ve spent over a decade studying and applying design thinking techniques to help organizations and individuals create real, innovative change. Design Thinking

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

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. . Empathy, along with self-awareness are the most important cornerstones of emotional intelligence, and foundational to design thinking. .

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. This is part one of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within two posts, I want to provide my outcomes, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, in my opinion urgently needed.

Design Thinking Empathy Training

Learn how to gain empathy when practicing design thinking. Empathy is an important element in design thinking and human-centered design. Empathy in Design Thinking: What It Is. Design Thinking Leadership

Society 2045’s Economic Framework for Better Community Engagement

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045’s Economic Framework for Better Community Engagement. Building a foundation of strong morals, values, and engagement is crucial for the development of engaged communities. Most organizations have lost engagement capacity.

Building the use of the innovation work mat as a compelling business case

Paul Hobcraft

Firstly the work mat offers an open design that gives a framework for a comprehensive dialogue of what is central to the make-up of innovation. Handled well, the work mat gives focus, engagement and passion. I believe there is a real utility of purpose in this open design.

The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Hybrid Events For Your Association

Hybrid events give associations the ability to drive greater value for their members –– provided they are done right. Don’t "host and hope;" use the proven strategies in this playbook to boost membership activity, and maximize your event ROI and experience.

Top Tips for Creating an Engaging Hybrid Workspace

Business and Tech

We asked him about how HR professionals can cultivate an engaging environment for employees, even while most of them are still working from home. What is the role of HR in creating engaging environments for employees? How does offering consistent feedback increase employee engagement?

The Scandal Called Design Thinking

The Future Shapers

The scandal called Design Thinking: Where did it come from and who coined. the term “human-centered design”? The culprit was Bob McKim , a creativity researcher in the 1960s who headed the design program at Stanford University.

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

Paul Hobcraft

This is part two of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within these two posts, I want to provide my thoughts, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, one that in my opinion, is urgently needed. I think design thinking seems presently fairly messy and I feel is in need of a complete reset. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process.

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. I’d like to offer some views, partly looking out to the future, partly considering what is potentially within our grasp, if we step back and rethink innovation design. The need to have a new cycle of innovative design. We design the innovation system we need after we know what we are trying to achieve in the challenge or idea.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

To design good. Better employee engagement and cross-functional collaboration spawn better ideas. a design and product innovation. ?rm, Select the right outcomes and incentives to keep employees engaged to improve the. How engaged are they and how much do these e?orts

The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

Business contagion requires different innovative responses.

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Designing an Innovation Management Event – Part 1: Laying the Groundwork to Engage Your Community

HYPE Innovation

In the spirit of such practical initiatives, which are not only trending but also good karma for your organization – i.e. (open) innovation activities are associated with reduced research costs, risk spreading and bringing ideas to market more quickly – I would like to share with you a few tips on how to design an innovation event (day) for your small and medium-sized organization or your business community/ circle including clients, suppliers, universities and even policy-makers.

Strategic Culture Design

The Future Shapers

A static strategic plan is evaluated at best once or twice a year, and is not designed to adapt with rapidly evolving dynamics. Culture is not engagement. Companies spend a great deal of time and money crafting, designing, and telling the story of their brand in the marketplace.

Design Thinking: A Social Technology That Fosters Innovation


Design Thinking shows the way. The post Design Thinking: A Social Technology That Fosters Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management. Life Cycle Processes Strategies audience engagement brainstorming Creativity customer persona design thinking prototyping

New innovation approaches to counter the fear of Business Contagion

Paul Hobcraft

We are at the cusp or already into significant changes to how the world, society and we as individuals will manage or engage going into the future. The need is for a very fluid, dynamic, constantly evolving approach to design and solutions.

Positioning my innovating approach

Paul Hobcraft

The need is the bringing together of many strands of thinking, ideally in a “living and dynamic” designed way” Aspiring to achieve. Evolving constantly over time in ecosystem design thinking.

3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas


One reveals an important lesson as you develop employee engagement strategies. 3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas. The obvious lesson relative to employee engagement strategies is simple: Listen to, consider, and act on smart ideas from team members.

Providing the glue in the common language, communications, and context needed for successful innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Function/Structure/Design – we examine how innovation should “work” – design and processes – and why it is vital to focus on an innovation capacity. The more we engage with others, across borders or departments, gaining consensus takes a long time.

Engage your team with design thinking


We held our 2nd webinar out of the 3-part series with Integral last week and talked about how to engage team members for innovation, and how to integrate design thinking into the process. webinar design thinking

Six best innovation practices to engage Millennials and Gen Zers


Then, once you are in business, you need new thinking for design, engineering, radical improvement, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, problem-solving, customer retention, etc. The post Six best innovation practices to engage Millennials and Gen Zers appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation employees engagement incremental-innovation innovation management innovation-resultsAll businesses are created first by ideas.

Interview with Design Thinking Leader Steven Forth on What Makes Business Model Innovation So Challenging


IdeaScale was introduced to Ibbaka because they are working with us on a very special project to help us innovate on our business model, but we were impressed at their experience, conversancy in design thinking and innovation and passion for subjects like growth models.

Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

Alignment of an organizations strategy and innovation approach is essential and this needs to flow and connect from the top, but I have often felt there has not been a suitable engagement platform to gather around and work through to build a robust, well-connected innovation capability.

5 Big Advantages of Remote Design Thinking

When bringing people together to solve problems with design thinking, there may be more benefits to going remote than you think. Face-to-face design thinking workshops can be amazing. Design Thinking Software

Innovation requires a more dynamic systematic approach

Paul Hobcraft

New needs of combining different stakeholders are pushing higher expectations to get winning products or services to market on time, which are exciting, new, engaging and often transformational. Innovation requires a more dynamic, systematic approach.

Phasing the Energy Transition by Technology and Horizon Management

Paul Hobcraft

Can we make sure all future designs are net-zero or circular economically designed for recovery and maximum re-use? Applying the Three Horizon Methodology is an Evolutionary Perspective.

Most corporations don’t understand how much change is created by innovation. 

Paul Hobcraft

The Value of the Three Horizons of Seeing Beyond. Applying the three horizon framework to innovation and change.

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Autonomy and Ownership Enable Engaged Employees

Tullio Siragusa

Autonomy and Ownership Enable Engaged Employees. Company cultures focused on creating an environment of autonomy, greatly help employees become more engaged with the work they are doing and take it upon themselves to be accountable for it. When people have more choices to shape their working environment, they are happier, more committed, engaged in their jobs, more productive and most loyal to the organization.”.

Understanding the Design Thinking Process


Design matters, no matter the product. That’s what design thinking is all about, and it offers powerful new tools for innovation strategy. Thinking With Design Design thinking draws from user experience thought processes and has three pillars: empathy, ideation, and experimentation. For example, if you’re designing a mobile website, you might ask yourself, “What does my customer most often click, and is that easy to do on a phone?”

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.

The lost innovation pathway

Paul Hobcraft

” Innovation fits with a designer’s definition of design: the ability to move from the existing to the preferred. Credit Chrisnaton, Flickr.