The Design Thinking Playbook

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Michael Lewrick, author of The Design Thinking Playbook. The book has been released recently in English and has become the preferred book for many Universities which aim to teach students about Design Thinking in Europe, Asia and the US.

Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. So let’s see if we can help here, step back a little from your favorite tool and look at this just a little more deeply. How do we pick through all the tools, let alone keep up with all the new ones emerging?

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Best Sharing and Communication Tools

IdeaScale

No matter the form, these sharing and communication tools can help your company advertise and share ideas internationally. Here are the top 13 sharing and communication tools that most people are using so you can maximize your brand reach: Facebook.

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Remote Design Sprint Template

InnovationTraining.org

Use this design sprint template to effectively facilitate sprints with your virtual team. The design sprint is a popular fast-paced innovation approach that’s rapid and interactive. What is a Design Sprint? Learn more about this process in our guide to design sprint training.

The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

Test your recruiter-brain with this crossword puzzle, which reveals the best ways to move forward in your efforts with every answer!

5 Big Advantages of Remote Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

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

How to Design for Outcomes

Tim Kastelle

This is a lesson that Timothy Prestero and his organisation Design that Matters learned painfully. In 2010, DtM came out with an incubator designed for use in developing countries that won a ton of awards. It’s always a bit dangerous to be “inspirational.”

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Best Project Management and Tracking Tools

IdeaScale

With project management tools, you’ll have a software to start tracking your favorite ideas and prioritize the ones you love. Project management tools will help you keep track of the progress, schedules, goals and deadlines of your new ideas.

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Agile tools for remote teams

mjvinnovation

Unfortunately, with so many options, it is difficult to find the best tools. Agile tools for remote teams. Excellent tool for managing workflow within a project. With RetroTool, you create controls using pre-configured templates with the option to design new custom templates to send your team so they can participate in the analysis. A team collaboration tool that allows teams to post ideas, collect information, and reflect retrospectively.

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How to Manage Remote Distributed Teams – Best Practice Strategies and Tools

Leapfrogging

We experimented with some of the first online collaboration tools. We designed team-building processes that we ran using technology like teleconferences and screen sharing. Since that time, I’ve led startup teams of my own and designed collaborative processes involving distributed teams for about 30 of the Fortune 1000 as part of my consulting work. Technology tools allow teams to run real-time meetings, manage projects, and more.

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

InnovationTraining.org

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 User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.

Steps to Design Thinking in Practice

InnovationTraining.org

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.

Top Remote Working Software Tools to Innovate & Collaborate

InnovationTraining.org

Online collaboration tools for innovative work remotely. If you and your teams have found yourselves working more remotely, you may be interested in this collection of top remote working, meeting, communication and facilitation tools that can increase your collaboration, impact, productivity, and ease while working virtually or from home. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used to effectively communicate with your teams virtually.

Top Human-Centered Design Resources

InnovationTraining.org

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?

Design Thinking in Lima Peru

Innovation Excellence

Silicon Valley's Innovatioship recently three days leading an open-invitation workshop in design thinking. It attracted a wide range of participants from Lima and other parts of Peru, from local CEOs wanting inspiration to students looking to increase their innovation skills.

Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless

Game-Changer

Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered. Think about design thinking, for example.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

To design good. a design and product innovation. ?rm, With a well-designed innovation contest such as a hackathon, a company can take. ideathons, for example, are tools with much potential to drive successful business.

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work. Rams is renowned for his “less, but better” design philosophy, which helped him design a number of iconic products for both Braun (electronics) and Vitsœ (furniture and the 606 Shelving system) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making both companies household names.

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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. This is part one of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks.

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. The need to have a new cycle of innovative design. Can we design a totally ‘adaptive’ innovation process to fit the specific need?

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Designing for Meaningful Social Interactions

Boxes and Arrows

Now the time has come for us—designers, working on digital products—to step up our game and act like real gatekeepers. We have a huge responsibility here as designers. It’s up to us how we design these platforms and what social norms we set there.

Understanding the Design Thinking Process

IdeaScale

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?

The Best Tools For Low Risk Innovation

Game-Changer

The point of low risk innovation tools is that one can use them to test ideas in any setting and with any budget. They are all contained in the book Innovation Tools and, as an additional bonus, as readers of this blog you have access to a free Kindle copy this week only!

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Human-Centered Design Workshops

InnovationTraining.org

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.

Certification in Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

With the trending nature of design thinking, there are many options now for design thinking certification, especially from universities, consulting firms, or expert practitioners. What is a Design Thinking Certification? Who Could Benefit from a Certification in Design Thinking?

Design Thinking New Ways of Learning & Working

InnovationTraining.org

Many weeks ago I saw the first social media post from someone being “suddenly remote” due to COVID-19 and wondering what tools they should use for online collaboration. This seemed like a design thinking challenge emerging. Zoom was the tool I saw recommended most often.

How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

In this guest post, learn how to effectively implement a virtually-led design thinking project. Design thinking is a hot topic for business these days, and it’s no surprise. Doing Design Thinking With Remote Teams (Well) Isn’t Easy. A REMOTE DESIGN THINKING JOURNEY: 1.

The “average customer” does not exist, so stop designing products for fake personas

Idea to Value

These are the people who they design their products and services for. Alternatively, many Startups, Marketing and Design Thinking Agencies also use a tool to imagine their potential average customer, usually called a Customer Avatar or Customer Persona.

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Designing for Interaction

Boxes and Arrows

Now the time has come for us—designers, working on digital products—to step up our game and act like real gatekeepers. We have a huge responsibility here as designers. It’s up to us how we design these platforms and what social norms we set there.

This Small Startup Is Building The Tools That May Power The Quantum Era

Innovation Excellence

In 2012, Shaun Wilson and Michael Brett were designing aerospace simulation software. Innovation Digital Tools quantum computing

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Business Model Strategies & Tools for Disruptive Digital Innovation

Leapfrogging

Here are 5 Business Model Strategies and Tools for Strategic Business Growth. Providing toolkits with these models and resources for design thinking can help teams and organizations translate best practice business models into practical strategies. Want Disruptive Digital Innovation?

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4 Reasons Why Digital Natives may be your Best Innovation Tool

The Future Shapers

Better yet, why do I think they may be your best innovation tool? Think back to your last conversation with a digital native where you were explaining a new process, design, etc. Generation Z Innovation Tools MillennialsDigital natives.

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The Design of Value Proposition Design with Alex Osterwalder

Innovation Excellence

Book Review Business Models Interviews Author Interview Business Model Canvas innovation managment Product Management product managers Value Proposition Design

Design-Test-Repeat Cycle Visual

Strategyzer Innovation

At Strategyzer we value simplicity, visual tools and iterative prototyping. Over the years, we have used these principles to refine one of our favorite visuals: the Design-Test-Repeat cycle. Just as we would iterate on a business ideas, we also iterate on our own tools and visuals.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. Provide Tools of the Innovation Trade.

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Discovering customer insights: how-to, tools, tips & tricks

Board of Innovation

For those aware of design thinking, one of the most powerful aspects of this method is to come up with mini revelations about your user that enable you to see the initial design challenge in a different limelight, and thus come up with radically new ways and ideas on how to tackle it. The post Discovering customer insights: how-to, tools, tips & tricks appeared first on Board of Innovation. Design Thinking Innovation

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If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers

Game-Changer

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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Top 10 Innovation and Design Card Decks

Innovation Excellence

I’ve long been a fan of design and innovation card decks. collaboration Innovation Leadership Management Strategy barriers cards failure Roadblocks success toolsBrian Eno’s Oblique Strategies. IDEO’s Method Cards. Sub Rosa’s Questions & Empathy.

Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

By using these nascent user-centered design methods, they were able to meet the expanding needs of their user base and claim over 90% of the small business accounting software market. Was their size and rapid growth diluting their design-driven culture?

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Designing at an Innovation Management Company

IdeaScale

When I joined IdeaScale in late spring of this year, I set out to discover how I could help our customers create and maintain an innovative culture at their company through our crowdsourcing tools. Here’s what I’ve learned about designing at an innovation management company so far.

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Top 9 Best RPA tools you should use in 2020 and Beyond

Acuvate

As an RPA services provider, we have worked with and evaluated different RPA tools. If you’re planning to start your RPA journey and want to make an informed decision for choosing the right RPA tool, please read on! Top 9 Best RPA Tools. RPA Tool #1 UiPath.

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What is Mural and How to Use Mural for Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

Discover how this innovation tool can be used for your design thinking workshop or design sprint. In our recent post on remote working software tools , we shared some top tools that can be used to innovate and collaborate with your virtual teams.