Tag Archives: Design Thinking

“Over the years, Open Innovation has become the new normal” states Hannes, Director Open Innovation Networks at Swarovski. Continue reading

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How to Achieve Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 2 - Innovation Excellence

Read about Key Findings in part 2 this two-part series on the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation. Continue reading

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Darwin: On breaking the rules (December 27, 1831) - Innovation Excellence

Darwin first observed and complied with the rules without preconceptions. Then with this base knowledge in hand, he changed science as we know it. Continue reading

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Scaling-up your Innovation Internationally - Innovation Excellence

Sihem Jouini and Christophe Midler, heading the PIC Master at Polytechnique Engineering and HEC Business School, just published a book on ‘Innovation management and globalization’, encompassing the research work and internship experience of their students. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Peeking Behind the Veil of Design

A company in Dubai is asking me to teach a design thinking and innovation course in May of next year, and this was good synchronicity because I came across the video below recently. The design process is often very mysterious to people, and the way that designers pursue the design of a new object is often hard for people to grasp. But the design thinking methodology… Continue reading

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Design Thinking - IDEO's Shopping Cart

An early ah-ha moment that sparked my interest in user-centered design was watching an ABC NightLine episode. They showed how IDEO re-designed a shopping cart in one week. The video from the 90’s is still valuable and easily found on YouTube (search for IDEO Shopping Cart). IDEO’s process was depicted as using an eclectic team of… Continue reading

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