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Innovation is a Dance Between Discovery and Problem Solving

Posted in Innovation

You may start with a problem or a discovery. You may discover a problem or, in solving a problem, make a discovery. It is rarely,…

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…

Interview for Innovation

Posted in Experience Design, and Innovation

To innovate, you must observe and talk to the people for whom you are designing your solution. Observe them in the place that they will…

Better Decisions with Design Thinking

Posted in Design Thinking

We are constantly making decisions. Some are small and some are big like “should I have the oatmeal or the eggs?” or “How are we…

Building the Right Thing, Building it Right, Building it Fast

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Innovation, and Technology

Markets are changing faster than ever. We are living Moore’s Law. In 1965, Intel co-founder, Gordon Moore, noticed that the number of transistors per square…

My Favorite Toy and Design Thinking

Posted in Design Thinking

My favorite toy as a child was a broken single reflex camera. It served as everything from my Star Trek tricorder to a spaceship for…

Design Thinking Adoption Challenges

Posted in Design Thinking, and Innovation

Design Thinking is a powerful tool to innovate your strategy, organization or next disruptive product or service. But getting your organization to adopt Design Thinking…

The Power of Optimism

Posted in Business Strategy, Career Advice, Culture, Innovation, Leadership, and Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must…

Personas, Journey Maps, Service Blueprints, and Innovation

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

Personas Personas help you specify the context of use by identifying the people who will use your solution, what they will use it for, and…

Creativity and Innovation

Posted in Design Thinking, and Innovation

There is a world of techniques, methods and process that generate ideas (creativity) and convert those ideas into reality (innovation). They are “tools in a…

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