Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

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. By involving all stakeholders – with their different expertise – in the process of creating and developing new products and services (design thinking stages), the strategy ends up making more ideas and concepts tangible.

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).

Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Daniel Burrus

Since then, I’ve seen no need to change either designation, as there are now more than 100 different cyber currencies. At the same time, as Bitcoins struggled to gain widespread use, blockchains—the technology Bitcoin transactions are handled with—were growing.

Getting Board Buy-In for Your Innovation Project

IdeaScale

It’s not uncommon for corporate boards to lack strong expertise in the areas of innovation and technology. Taking an innovation project from idea through execution is challenging, and there can be obstacles at several places along the journey. When there is company-wide buy-in for an innovation project however, these challenges can be overcome more easily, and there is far less chance for the project to go uncompleted.

#1,447 – Project Alias

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Thankfully, there’s a technological solution on the way that can help us navigate this troubling paradox. As Fast Company puts it, “ Project Alias is the technological equivalent to parasitic fungus. When prompted by that word Project Alias would then whisper the actual company branded wake word to the speaker enabling it to spring into action as designed. Is Project Alias the Greatest Idea Ever? Technology

Planning a Taxonomy Project

Boxes and Arrows

This is part 2 of “Taxonomy of Spices and Pantries,” in which I will be exploring the what, why, and how of taxonomy planning, design, and implementation: Building the business case for taxonomy. Planning a taxonomy covers the same questions as planning any UX project.

UX Design Careers in 2018 and Beyond: The Future of the UX Designer

Boxes and Arrows

At the time of this writing, a search for UX design jobs on job finder Glassdoor reveals almost 20,000 open positions in the United States alone. By another source , the number is 24,000, with a 22% projected growth rate in the next ten years. Have we reached peak UX design already?

Biased by Design

Boxes and Arrows

While my parents worked long past sunset, I played on the sidewalk of my parents’ company, Design Matters. Before it was a podcast, Design Matters—one of the first agencies in the San Francisco Bay area—was my personal experience with design. My parents were early web designers who rode the dot-com boom back when the area was still ripe with possibility. In the early days, designers came to the field with years of diverse and highly specialized professional experience.

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design. So the thinking intent of searching for a new innovation design had some framing assumptions that can leverage where we are to move towards a new future.

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Blockchain: Distributed Shared Ledger Technology in Banking

hackerearth

Over 90% of the world’s leading banks are either exploring, experimenting (PoCs), or formulating a strategy for leveraging blockchain technology, says an Accenture survey. Successful projects. Successful projects.

What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods?

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Crowdsourcing Innovation Valuation: an off-label use of innovation management technologies

Imaginatik

The traditional methods of projecting value did not take into account some of the complexity of a single innovation effort, much less the entire portfolio. In short, leveraging crowd-sourcing technology’s as an off-label tool for innovation valuation makes sense.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

Mobilize for results : If their projects are selected, innovators understand where to get needed support for implementation or for taking their projects to market. Larger amounts of funding become available as projects show signs of success and need resources to scale their solutions.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

Mobilize for results : If their projects are selected, innovators understand where to get needed support for implementation or for taking their projects to market. Larger amounts of funding become available as projects show signs of success and need resources to scale their solutions.

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Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

I have called this the “ new innovation era ” where technology is underpinning so much of innovation’s activity and outcomes. It simply has to be, coming from technology connecting up our networks and the growing technology options we have to integrate within our business.

An Open Letter to Project Managers

Boxes and Arrows

Dear Project Managers, It has been a very enjoyable experience working with everyone over the last couple of months and sharing our ideas on UX design. User-centric design principles, however, do not replace the fact-finding mission we all need to take as UX designers; they merely serve as a starting point for making design decisions. Critical to improving an organization’s UX competency is removing the ‘black box’ view of UX design.

Why designers need systems thinking

The Inovo Group

Design thinking is big in the corporate world. Ever since Tim Brown wrote his seminal book ‘ The Art of Innovation ‘ in 2001, the role of design thinking in innovation has grown – and for good reason. The post Why designers need systems thinking appeared first on Inovo.

My New Project — Unpacking the Innovator’s Gift

Leanstack

I’m working on my most ambitious project yet. Sure, each switch is grounded in new technology (invention), but the reason we switched (innovation) starts with old problems that may have been okay for a while, until they’re not.

Fira Partners with Xinova to Design the Future of Construction and Living Systems

Xinova

The multi-phase Disruption Design project is aimed at designing innovative construction and built environment living systems. SEATTLE and HELSINKI, March 28, 2019 — Xinova, a global innovation market network with innovators, technologies and investors in over 120 countries, and Fira, a forerunner in the field of construction and built environments, announced an agreement to […].

The essencial role of prototyping in Design Thinking

mjvinnovation

As we discussed previously, Prototyping is an inherent part of Design Thinking. For long-term projects, it can be redone throughout the process. The team of designers and developers received paper sheets with the same format and size of a mobile phone’s screen along with pencils, erasers and marker pens. Then, we designed a protocol with different problems and tasks that had been validated through several meetings with iPhone users who had several different profiles.

Five Strategies for Infusing VR Design with Empathy

Boxes and Arrows

XCOR, an aerospace company with unique methane-based rockets and a reusable space plane, enlisted my firm to design a completely immersive experience and bring the exhilaration of space travel alive for students, pilots, and investors. Understand the technology.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 2

Wazoku

The Apollo program has been called the greatest technological achievement in human history. Apollo stimulated many areas of technology, leading to over 1,800 spinoff products as of 2015. I presented the image below at the Design Thinking and Business Innovation Summit.

How Large and Boutique Consultancies Can Partner for Better Design

Boxes and Arrows

or Boston Consulting Group, as well as boutique design consultants like my own, MU/DAI. Although both types of entities have their niches, they gain tremendous value from working in tandem to move projects forward. Management consultancies often employ rapid design sprints, driving immense value for their clients. But these sprints can be more effective and less risky overall by partnering with a smaller design consultancy. Developing smart design partnerships.

Improve Your Project Management Systems With the Five Levels of Maturity

AureaWorks

The success of project management strategies within an organization can be measured in five stages of maturity. Even companies that seem to hit their deadlines and complete projects on budget can lack maturity without the right management systems. Better Project Estimates.

Das Design Revolution

Boxes and Arrows

Experience design comrades, I speak to you today because I have a vision. A vision where one day the person who really matters is back at the heart of our design processes. I am talking, of course, of the Designer, or more specifically, the Designer’s Portfolio. We are forced by project teams to worry incessantly about requirements: the user’s, the business’s or even, heaven forbid, the client’s. Portfolio-Centered Design.

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.

The Past and Future of Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

Ten years ago, when I wrote The Making of a Discipline: The Making of a Title, 2002, there was a big debate on: Is experience design about online and mobile interfaces or is it something more? Whether they were deliberately designed as experiences or not, they all delivered experiences.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

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?” My “projects” reply is a cocktail party answer.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design. I liked the suggested digital design principles that BCG outlined in their report.

Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?

Boxes and Arrows

Design patterns are generally considered a good thing, but do they actually help run a user experience group? As a user experience group manager and an observer (and sponsor) of design pattern exercises, I’ve come to have serious questions about their actual utility.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently. Our present poor performance in growth lies often within our existing innovation systems and their design.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

At the same time entrepreneurs and their investors have become much more effective and skilled at efficiently creating new startups and bringing technology and business model innovations to market. new ventures) and/or technical projects in universities.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

At the same time entrepreneurs and their investors have become much more effective and skilled at efficiently creating new startups and bringing technology and business model innovations to market. new ventures) and/or technical projects in universities.

The innovation value lies within the new system

Paul Hobcraft

The core is far more found at the edge, in the collaborating capability and networks we form and this needs very different organizational design. Technology is transforming so much, it is the catalyst for change. Core capabilities have upsides and downsides.

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A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

draw in people with very different professional backgrounds that have design, engineering, and technology as their core- It really can transform thinking and product solutions.

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

Betterific

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.

Design for Emotion and Flow

Boxes and Arrows

Information architects and designers play a critical role in ensuring the products they design provide users’ with a return on their investment of attention. The causes of flow have the most implications for website and application design.

Smart Construction: How AI and Machine Learning Will Change the Construction Industry

Daniel Burrus

The construction industry, which makes up 7% of the global workforce, should already have applied these technologies to improve productivity and revolutionize the industry. Yet, those technologies are finally starting to emerge in the industry. Generative Design for Better Design.

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. It’s Not The Technology Holding Us Back. Employers will want creative people who can apply the technology in new innovative ways.

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

hackerearth

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.

The new ROI for digital innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls down, to share the future going forward. Data specific, technology driven, innovation invigorating.

Making the Case for a Design-Led Transformation

Boxes and Arrows

Given all the local and systemic challenges in healthcare, designers have the opportunity to make an impact in a high-risk environment that can be one day be linked directly to the improvement of patient outcomes. Design for Care , by Peter Jones, makes the case for a design-led transformation across the entire spectrum of healthcare to help solve these various problems. Traditional Design (traditional craft design processes). Design 2.0: Design 3.0:

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

The Future Shapers

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design.