design thinking

Questions Drive Innovation

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

I am back! as a moderator for the Aug. 18 chat. The topic is questions, specifically, how and why innovators are better off looking for questions than looking for answers.

This will be a spirited, free-form discussion, similar to last week's chat. All views are welcome. I clearly come down on the side of questions. I'd love to hear more thought on this view, and also hear the thoughts of people who favor a looking-for-answers approach.

Hybrid Thinking in Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

I had the great good fortune to join the Philadelphia University Strategic Design MBA program as adjunct faculty last year. The program, under the direction of Dr. Natalie Nixon seeks to transform students into hybrid thinkers. With all the business rigor of a standard MBA, combined with a heavy duty design thinking overlay, it has been fascinating to see the work of the first students coming out of the program.

What is a hybrid thinker?

Service Design — Innovating the intangible

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to help facilitate a Service Design Unconference co-hosted by the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University and Philly Design Week at the social innovation co-working space,

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  • The Struggle to Form Insights and Claim a POV

    DrewCM's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, May 08, 2014

    In working with clients over recent months it has been interesting to observe time and time again how challenging the transition from user/stakeholder/customer (hereafter users) observation to forming insights may be. For those of you familiar with design thinking as a model for innovation, the challenge this early stage transition may not be a surprise to you.

    Integrating Design Thinking and Scientific Process

    Renee Hopkins's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Jan 16, 2014

    I am delighted to announce that we have as our guest Hanna McPhee, a Brown University senior majoring in an independent concentration, Biologically Inspired Design. Hanna is writing a thesis about today's topic, Integrating Design Theory and the Scientific Process. Essentially, she is working to create a common language to integrate design thinking with science and engineering. (Now you see why I'm so delighted! Common language in creativity and innovation has been a recurring Innochat theme.)

    Human Centered Design Through the Lens of Business Innovation Factory - Joint #innochat and #ideachat

    DrewCM's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Jul 25, 2013

    It's time for our bi-monthly joint chat between #innochat and #ideachat, with our fabulous guest moderator, Angela Dunn (@blogbrevity). Like many of us who participate in #innochat Angela has been a long-time fan and supporter of the work of the Business Innovation Factory (BIF).

    Fail First, Fail Fast or Plan to Succeed?

    Gwen Ishmael's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Mar 31, 2011

    Fail First, Fail Fast or Plan to Succeed: Are Innovators Right to Idolise Failure in Innovation? Or Should They Focus on Success Instead?

    Design + Innovation Management Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators

    jkloren's picture
    Chat Date: 
    Thu, Nov 11, 2010

    I'm collaborating with a great team at @HubBayArea to develop a training and mentoring program for Social Entrepreneurs + Innovators—individuals looking to have a positive social or environmental impact through the busin

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