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Empathy to Innovation

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design, Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Innovation

Empathy is the tool that we use to gain understanding. Understanding leads to insights. Insight is what informs experiments. Experimentation results in innovation. Empathy is…

Research, Testing and Design

Posted in Design, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

As previously discussed, Design Thinking means thinking like a designer. It is not so much a process but a mindset. There is a process that…

Design Thinking Enhances Culture, Speed, Efficiency, Customer Experience and Profitability

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, and Design Thinking

A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact Study found that Design Thinking practiced across diverse portfolios of products and services helped clients reduce costs, increase speed,…

Design Thinking Metrics

Posted in Customer Experience, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

Design Thinking is a discipline – a mindset. A way of thinking – not a process. Thinking like a designer, Design Thinking applies the designer’s…

Designers and the Design Culture

Posted in Customer Experience, Design, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

One question I consistently get is “Are all Designers like this?” This is usually in the context of the challenge to management them. The answer…

Good Mentor Questions

Posted in Career Advice, Leadership, and Life

Good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. And how to be…

Trust and Loyalty

Posted in Business Strategy, Culture, and Leadership

I have been fortunate to have some great leaders along my path. They seemed to have genuinely cared about me and instilled in me a…

The Design Mission Statement

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Design, Experience Design, and Leadership

A mission statement is a written declaration of an organization’s core purpose. Properly crafted mission statements: serve as filters to separate what is important from…

The Design Vision Statement

Posted in Business Strategy, Design, and Leadership

Over the years, I have developed my share of Design vision, missions, goals and strategies. Early in my career, I developed the teams from scratch…

The Four Stages of Learning and Your 30-60-90 Day Plan

Posted in Business Strategy, and Leadership

The Four Stages of Learning suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence – we don’t know…

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