Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification


Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. That’s where gamification comes in, and it can blast your innovation onto a whole new plane.

Top Human-Centered Design Resources

Discover our guide to human-centered design books, articles, tools, and other resources. One up-and-coming innovation framework is human-centered design, an approach centered around the end user and their unique problems and needs. What is Human-Centered Design?

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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. Understanding why your customer is on your site in the first place can drive the design. Who is your customer?

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. The most common question is whether we need to use creativity or not to innovate. Moreover, this innovation process is not a linear path.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult To design good.

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers


My response: If you want to learn about problem solving, learn from designers. Design for me isn’t about how pretty something looks, but how it works. I don’t write a lot about design in this blog but I do have a very deep respect and admiration for it.

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Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

Delivery via drones, real-time data insight into your operations, transformation of your business models— what will 2016 bring for your innovation practice? For innovators working within the confines of large enterprises, the possibilities for transformation, especially with mobile and digital products, are endless. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System


In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Select and fund the best : To understand the process for competing for approval and funding.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System


In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Select and fund the best : To understand the process for competing for approval and funding.

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Turbo-Charge Your Design Thinking

Values Centered Innovation

Design thinking” has swept the world. In part, its popularity has grown because “innovation” has been named as a top-3 strategic priority by thousands of executives over the past decade. It employs: A common understanding of “innovation”. Innovative thinking skills.

Overcoming Innovation’s Roadblocks: Poor Prioritization

Innovation Excellence

Generating ideas is the fun (and frankly, easiest) part of innovation. This is the first in a multipart series on the Roadblocks to Innovation—where we’ll be providing real-world examples, actionable insights and practical tools that can. Creativity Design Innovation Processes & Tools Strategy Design Thinking Innovation Management Innovation Roadblocks LPK matrix Nick Partridge prioritization Process Roadblocks toolkit tools

Experience Design: how to work user’s needs in favor of business


Experience Design is a set of methods that aims to provide complete and unforgettable consumer experiences. Experience Design: what it is and what it is for. Experience Design is a set of methods that, when analyzing the complexity of customers behavior throughout their buying journey, allows to devise strategies that delight and increase the possibility of conversion. How to Work the Experience Design concept. Design Thinking

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

It is equally holding a new form of innovation back, one that is highly collaborative where partners come together to work on more complex problems. Innovation is one powerful catalyst ripe for leveraging in this 4th Industrial Revolution.

Transform Your Organization with Process Innovation


Process innovation is perhaps the “classic” form of innovation. Finding a better way of accomplishing necessary business tasks is low-risk, can lead to other types of innovations, and helps companies maintain and sharpen their competitive edge.

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Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

If you are looking for models on how to manage innovation, I would strongly recommend “ Zone to win “. Because I would maintain that innovation and/or intrapreneurship are crucial for your business survival. Innovation and design. The first track is optimising innovation.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charge how you innovate

Values Centered Innovation

Design thinking” has swept the world. In part, its popularity has grown because “innovation” has been named as a top-3 strategic priority by thousands of executives over the past decade. It employs: A common understanding of “innovation”. Innovative thinking skills.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charging how you innovate

Values Centered Innovation

Design thinking” has swept the world. In part, its popularity has grown because “innovation” has been named as a top-3 strategic priority by thousands of executives over the past decade. It employs: A common understanding of “innovation”. Innovative thinking skills.

Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix: Part 1

The Future Shapers

Managing innovation and transformation is hard. In the first part of this two piece series on transformation and innovation, Ron Immink considers 2 formulas, 8 books, at least 25 questions and lots of lessons. And thus the innovator’s clock accelerates.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

I will also do my level best to unpack the following Network Operating Model design thinking in a practical and accessible way. Employers will want creative people who can apply the technology in new innovative ways. Colin Nelson, Hype Innovation. The Innovation Dividend.

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Bridging the Gap between Large Innovation Centers and Small Design Teams


Innovation centers have captured significant attention in recent years for their role as formalized institutions for driving innovation within large businesses. Digital design teams are their natural counterpart, driving innovation on a more personal level.

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

One of the conundrums is why does innovation take so long to happen in corporations? Previously Hank Chesbrough and I have written about some of the strategic issues that impede innovation inside large corporations here and here. —– Urgency Drives Innovation Speed.

5 Simple Steps for Finding the Right Business Idea

The Future Shapers

In the last five years that we’ve ran Viima, we’ve helped a good number of organizations better manage their ideas and turn them into innovations, which has taught me quite a bit about working with ideas. For example, I have a background in software engineering.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. 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).

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Process improvement. Every organization has plenty of business processes. Sales and operations, customer service, HR, finance, administration, these are all examples of functions where most companies have standardized the way they work.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit.

Innovation Thrives When there is Fuel to Burn

The Future Shapers

Now imagine if innovation was the fire. What ingredients are critical to an explosion of innovation in an organization? Instead I will focus on one that I believe has the greatest potential to fan the flames of innovation: lifelong learning. There cannot be a culture of innovation without plenty of learners who provide the fuel for rigorous and constant innovation. Most of the time this “extraction” process is implicit within organizations.

Starting With The Customer

Strategyzer Innovation

We use the value proposition canvas to help innovation teams design products and services customers actually want. 1 - Fishing for customer insights The innovation journey of many teams starts with a customer discovery process and a large number of customer interviews.

The Benefit of Doing

The Future Shapers

As mentioned earlier, planning is based off previous knowledge and assumptions, therefore roles and responsibilities must be designated off the same factors. Taking yourself as an example, how many skills do you have from previous roles, life experiences or personal interests that your colleagues don’t know about? A well-used example of this is when after the launch of a new business initiative, champions are identified due to their engagement and enthusiasm with the initiative.

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Siemens Innovation Day. Surprisingly, I felt they lacked a more holistic view of innovation; a clear innovation process, and dedicated focus on this, which is required. We often confuse invent and innovate, each has its place.

Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered. Everyone is selling either lean startup of design thinking; or both. Think about design thinking, for example.

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Desirability, Feasibility, Viability: The Sweet Spot for Innovation


The ideal innovation process is the trifecta of desirability, feasibility and viability. So, lets delve into the elements of the framework of this innovation process. Desirability tests whether your innovation is solving the right customer problem. As an example, let’s look at two emerging markets, car sharing and electric cars. Feasibility tests whether your innovation strengthens your business.

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Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

Mine is usually a mix of exploring and researching around innovation in the morning, a couple of hours at the gym, a walk to finish off and then a mixture of enjoying a nice home-cooked meal and a relaxing evening. We must think differently and that might mean whole innovation system thinking.

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Five Things You Should Measure about Your Innovation System

The Inovo Group

Innovation measurement is difficult because the future is inherently uncertain. To address this inherent uncertainty, it is useful to have a framework and model of the innovation system which defines the structural and operational components of the system as well as operational outcomes.

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact


Download the paper now: The Art of the Possible – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact ]. But a time-consuming scenario planning process brought them no closer to salvation. Analytical thinking alone does not produce innovation. design thinking

There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For innovators so much of innovation is hard to detect, it needs discovery and working through these quadrants of knowledge as well. We need to treat ideas the same on how anything needs assessing but it needs to pass through a different thinking about knowledge understanding, as there are ‘known knowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’ and we need to prepare for both within our innovation activities. The knowns are those products, services, processes, etc.

Choosing your direction of travel

Paul Hobcraft

In the past week or so, I have been looking a little harder at the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry relating to innovation, it left me a little frustrated. Blockbusters seem a thing of the past but perhaps they don’t need to be with a very different innovative approach.

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To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes. I thought innovation was creating new things of value, and, learning was understanding new things. I now believe that learning and innovation are joined at the hip.

Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?


The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level? Sometimes it takes an outsider to kickstart the creative process.

Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

When you are undertaking such a transformation in any system like energy, innovation becomes vital to inject new forces of dynamism and creative thinking to tackling such a change. Where can innovation help? Innovation needs to resolve different part of the energy transition.

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. There is no innovation without creativity.

Organizational Pathways to Business Model Innovation

Integrative Innovation

propose: To achieve successful business model innovation, focus on creating new business models, rather than changing existing ones. Although the rationale for business model innovation seems to be conclusive, we can find a lot of reasons why companies fail at it.

A New Model to Start Innovation

Gijs Van Wulfen

The start of innovation is described by Wikipedia as the messy getting started period of a new product development process. The ‘front end’ is the informal start of innovation and defined as “fuzzy” by many due to its lack of process and structure.

Connecting the Dots between DevOps and Innovation


How can DevOps encourage innovation? It’s not enough that one group does the work of designing a product or a service and that the other puts it to use. So how does breaking down these silos touch on innovation, and what lessons can DevOps teach us about being more innovative?

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