Category: Design

Lead Users Guide Product Management

Many innovators recognize the value of lead users, but the trick is developing a systematic means of identifying them. Continue reading

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France Corporate FabLabs

FabLabs, and now Corporate FabLabs are soaring. Through the presentation of some Fablabs creators, we realize that, beyond manufacturing tools, they are extensive and sparkling innovation spaces. Continue reading

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Design Thinking to Bring Problems into Focus

Design Thinking involves 5 steps that begin with learning from customers and ends through iterations of product design and prototyping, producing a product that solves the customers’ problem in a valuable way – a solution they love. Continue reading

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The two, too common scenarios noted above are not innovation. Real innovation is not a product line extension or an additional feature. Spare us. The world is already surfeited with such nonsense. Continue reading

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Consumer products like Fitbit, Nike Fuel Band, and Mint.com have their own microcosm versions of the dashboards seen in business. Before they made their way into the household user’s hands, tracing the history of digital dashboards will lead you to the business world. Continue reading

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Here’s the audio file and transcript from Part 2 of Will Sherlin’s interview with Rowan Gibson, author of “The Four Lenses of Innovation,” on the popular podcast “The Innovation Engine:”

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Given the chaotic nature of the fuzzy front end, it is no surprise organizations struggle with identifying sources for promising ideas along with processes for jumpstarting innovation. But it doesn’t have to be such a struggle. I found several tools for making innovation a lot less fuzzy… Continue reading

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