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Innovation Through Design Thinking 03/16/2006 12:00 PM WongTimothy Brown, CEO, IDEODescription: Not so long ago, Tim Brown recounts, designers belonged to a "priesthood." Given an assignment, a designer would disappear into a back room, "bring the result out under a black sheet and present it to the client." Brown and his colleagues at IDEO, the company that brought us the first Apple Macintosh mouse, couldn't have traveled farther from this notion. At IDEO, a "design thinker" must not only be intensely collaborative, but "empathic, as well as have a craft to making things real in the world." Since design flavors virtually all of our experiences, from products to services to spaces, a design thinker must explore a "landscape of innovation" that has to do with people, their needs, technology and business. Brown dips into three central "buckets" in the process of creating a new design: inspiration, ideation and implementation. credit MIT World -- special events and lectures license MIT TechTV

S'organiser pour innover Pour rester compétitives, les entreprises doivent en permanence renouveler leur offre. Une étude récente de Bain & Company a montré que sur deux cent cinquante- huit entreprises multinationales trois sur quatre s'inquiètent du raccourcissement rapide des cycles de vie des produits et trois sur cinq s'alarment de l'émergence de nouveaux concurrents à l'échelle mondiale obligeant à accélérer le renouvellement de leur offre. La parade, un flux récurrent d'innovations, ne se met pas en place facilement. Les théoriciens opposent classiquement deux modèles extrêmes : rupture ou amélioration continue. Le premier, rare et risqué, bouleverse un marché en changeant la donne à la fois pour les clients et pour l'entreprise. Au contraire, l'innovation incrémentale consiste à introduire de menues améliorations qui, sans changer fondamentalement les habitudes du client ou la chaîne de valeur du secteur, permettent à l'entreprise de renforcer son attractivité.

The Creative Tribe Design Thinking | Thoughts by Tim Brown Social Lab : innovation sociale et design thinking « What Are You Running For? En cette période de fortes mutations, nous avons besoin de plus de changement dans le mode d’innovation même. Nous avons besoin d’un processus innovant global, dense, centré sur l’humain avec du contenu et un contexte socio-culturel si l’on veut réussir et faire sens. Nous avons également besoin de créativité, de différence, d’audace et même de plus d’inefficacité pour faire émerger plus de nouveautés et de fruits de l’imagination. Cela nous mène au design. Trop souvent les entreprises réduisent le design à une discipline uniquement stylistique. C’est manquer son objectif que de considérer les designers uniquement comme des stylistes! Dans une période de forts changements comme la nôtre, cet aspect culturel va favoriser la capacité d’une entreprise à interpréter de façon pertinente son futur tout comme la sensibilité du design à l’humain va favoriser la capacité de l’entreprise à créer avec sens et pertinence. Like this: Like Loading...

Boven de balie: kantoor/werkplekken in Amsterdam centrum Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit The Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit contains the process and methods of design adapted for the context of K–12 education. It offers new ways for educators to be intentional and collaborative as they design solutions for their schools, empowering educators to create impactful solutions for complex challenges. Teachers all over the globe are using it to create new solutions for their classrooms, schools and communities—using empathy to help develop curriculum, engaging students in helping to design their spaces and working with each other to create new tools and processes for school-based challenges. At IDEO, we’ve been using similar processes, methods and tools for years in tackling some dauntingly complex challenges. Visit the Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators site for stories, case studies, process outlines, engagement opportunities, and more.

10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process Just like the rest of us, creatives like Milton Glaser, Louis C.K. and Ray Bradbury struggle when going through their process. No really, we have proof. In a sequel of sorts, we’ve assembled videos from musicians, stand-up comedians, writers, and others to help give us a look inside the inner-workings of some of the world’s most talented creatives. 1. Bill Evans: Find Joy in the Process(4:34) Jazz Pianist Bill Evans strips away the glamor of creative work and emphasizes the need to have a love for the nitty-gritty. The person that succeeds at anything…knows the problem is large and enjoys the step-by-step learning procedure. 2. The White Stripes frontman and former upholsterer talks about putting constraints on himself to spur his creativity. Force yourself. 3. In Story of a Writer Ray Bradbury delves into the author’s storytelling process, his clustered workspace and his struggle for gainful employment in his youth. 4. Authenticity is important, but it’s also terribly inconvenient. 5. 6.

QuA Associates Design Thinking for Social Innovation Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world. Businesses were the first to embrace this new approach—called design thinking—and nonprofits are beginning to adopt it too. In an area outside Hyderabad, India, between the suburbs and the countryside, a young woman—we’ll call her Shanti—fetches water daily from the always-open local borehole that is about 300 feet from her home. Shanti has many reasons not to use the water from the Naandi treatment center, but they’re not the reasons one might think. Although Shanti can walk to the facility, she can’t carry the 5-gallon jerrican that the facility requires her to use. The community treatment center was designed to produce clean and potable water, and it succeeded very well at doing just that. Design Thinking at Work The Origin of Design Thinking

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