The Analysis-Synthesis Bridge Model Written for Interactions magazine by Hugh Dubberly, Shelley Evenson, and Rick Robinson. The simplest way to describe the design process is to divide it into two phases: analysis and synthesis. Or preparation and inspiration. But those descriptions miss a crucial element—the connection between the two, the active move from one state to another, the transition or transformation that is at the heart of designing. How do designers move from analysis to synthesis? From problem to solution? How do designers bridge the gap? The bridge model illustrates one way of thinking about the path from analysis to synthesis—the way in which the use of models to frame research results acts as a basis for framing possible futures. The bridge model here is organized as a two-by-two matrix. Analysis-Synthesis Bridge Model Ideally, the design process begins in the lower-left quadrant with observation and investigation—an inventory (or description) of the current situation. Robinson Model Beer Model Kumar Model
Strengthen Your Strategic Thinking Muscles - Liane Davey by Liane Davey | 1:00 PM January 21, 2014 Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Whether through 360 feedback or after a failed promotion attempt, being told that you aren’t strategic enough really stings. Worse is when you try to clarify what “more strategic” would look like and get few tangible suggestions. Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect the whole organization or allocating scarce budget dollars. It requires only that you put the smallest decision in the context of the organization’s broader goals. If you’re not being seen as enough of a strategic thinker, my guess is that it’s because you’re so busy. In this context, it’s critically important to make time to reflect before making decisions. Your other response to your harried life might be to make a list of things to accomplish, put your head down and get things done. And remember, relationships are strategic too.
Design Thinking » thoughts by Tim Brown Denken nach Illich Tools Keep Ford at the Forefront of Innovation - Solutions - Nat Author(s):Kurt D. Osborne - Ford Motor Company At the Forefront of Innovation Since 1992, Ford Motor Company has been dedicated to fuel cell system (FCS) R&D. Despite our significant progress, several deficiencies have prevented FCSs from becoming a commercially viable technology that is competitive with conventional internal combustion-based power trains. Our attempt to eliminate these deficiencies began by demonstrating significant improvements in areas such as system lifetime and freeze starting. In conjunction with our groundbreaking FCS design, we developed a new control system using rapid prototyping. We implemented an HIL system comprised of an NI PXI-8186 controller in an NI PXI-1010 combination PXI/SCXI chassis with associated PXI and SCXI I/O cards, including a controller area network (CAN), to verify the control strategy functionality embedded in the CompactRIO controller. Performance When You Need It Automotive power train control demands real-time performance.
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Strategic Thinking Exercises - 13 Point Strategic Change Management Checklist As we mentioned recently, we’re on the lookout everywhere for strategic thinking exercises to share. We spotted a recent “Inside the Executive Suite” feature from the Armada Executive Intelligence Briefing featuring a thirteen-question checklist for strategic change management. The origin for the strategic change management list was two stories in the Wall Street Journal. One story covered Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon and the other Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Both CEOs are in the midst of trying to change what have been very successful companies over the long-term. While issues (some major) exist for both Wal-Mart and Apple, the Inside the Executive Suite piece offered the strategic change management checklist as an example of introducing more aggressive innovation and change management when a company doesn’t exactly seem to need radical change. A 13-Point Checklist for Strategic Change Management Using this Strategic Thinking Exercise to Creating Strategic Impact
Dtm-Vic / Lebart Last modified on 08/17/2015 11:21:13 Scarica DtmVic (versione 5.7)(Requisiti di sistema: Microsoft Windows 2000 ®, Windows XP ®, o Windows Vista ®) ("Data and Text Mining: Visualization, Inference, Classification") Statistica esplorativa dei complessi insiemi di dati che comprende sia dati numerici e testuali. - Particolare attenzione su: Complementare uso di tecniche di visualizzazione (Analisi delle componenti principali, Analisi delle Corrispondenze) e le tecniche di clustering [ibrido metodo utilizzando sia il clustering gerarchico e il metodo k-means; Self Organizing Maps (SOM)]. Valutazioni tecniche di visualizzazione: Tecniche di ricampionamento (bootstrap, bootstrap parziale, bootstrap totale, bootstrap per variabili). Contiguità e dei relativi metodi di analisi. L'attuale versione di questo libero software contiene una serie di esempi tipici di dati trasformazione e di trattamento dei dati testuali. In alto della pagina Ultimo aggiornamento del software DTM-Vic: 07 - 2014
The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour | Zen Habits Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. While some of you have been following Zen Habits since its early days (beginning of 2007), many of you are fairly new readers. To help you through the fairly overwhelming archives, I’ve compiled a beginner’s guide. First, a note: Please don’t try to go through this all at once. Take it in small chunks. Where do you start when you have a thousand posts to read through? So here they are: The All-Time Most Popular Posts on Zen Habits But those are just the stars of the All-Star team. Or you can go through a few compiled guides I’ve hand picked for some of the more popular categories: And if that’s not enough for you, here’s a month-by-month Best of Zen Habits: By now, you might want to know more about Leo, the guy who writes this blog … well, here’s more than you ever wanted to know: Whew!
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