I recently attended a webinar on using systems thinking and design thinking conjointly to address sustainability challenges. The webinar was presented by Peter Coughlan of IDEO and Colleen Ponto of Seattle University. It was great to hear from these forefront thinkers/doers thoughts similar to mine on the potential of using systems thinking and design thinking conjointly. I also…
How to evoke employee’s entrepreneurial spirit We talked with Erik Chang from Ericsson to learn about their multilayer approach to innovation, which they call Innova. Innova aims at setting free an entrepreneurial spirit amongst Ericsson’s employees. Now, after its third year, the Innova platform has 6.000 users. More than 4.000 ideas were submitted to the platform, with more than 450 ideas receiving first round funding and 45 receiving second round funding. We were interested in how design thinking contributes to the Innova system. One of the most interesting things we found was that Innova doesn’t use design thinking as a first step to develop initial ideas. Instead, they apply design thinking to assess existing ideas and turn them into marketable concepts.
Due to ever-increasing competition in global markets, companies are making focused forays into the research and development of more culturally responsive marketing, attempting to embed distinct behavioral advantages in their products. This means learning—and sticking to—a User-Centered Design Process that includes research, analysis, ideation, prototyping and testing.
Are you looking for different tools to help you think out of the box and approach unusual challenges? Or are you feeling stuck, suffering from a creative block? That’s why we decided to gather 7 tools below that are useful for such occasions, with links to their respective websites or posts describing how to use them.…
Collection of tools & resources for startups & entrepreneurs. Emphasis is on already released tools requiring no coding, cheap / free / have free plan, or otherwise worthwhile for bootstrapping startups. Initially made for entrepreneurship students @ University of Calgary. Featured on ProductHunt.
Design Thinking for Libraries is an approach to improving your library through creativeproblem solving.
This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about starting with people — the users that visit your library. At IDEO, we’ve been using similar methods to envision new products, services, spaces, and experiences that bring them to life. We created this toolkit specifically for the library setting, and we’re looking forward to seeing how you might create impact by seeing your work through a fresh perspective: the design thinking lens!
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