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Design Thinking Impact, Outcomes, & Results

Since design thinking has become more widely adopted, there are now more research studies and reports that share study results about the impact of design thinking for organizations. The two best that I have come across recently have been academic research from Jeanne Liedtka at the University of Virginia Darden Business School on Exploring the Impact of…

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Organizational Culture Conference Keynote

I’m excited to be a keynote speaker at CultureCon in Madison, Wisconsin. CultureCon is a top organizational culture conference that you should considering attending if you are passionate about workplace culture and the powerful impact it has on organizational growth and results. Here is my story about why I wanted to be a part of…

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5 Top Conferences About Organizational Culture

We engaged a researcher and author to identify the top five conferences in the US about company culture, organization culture, workplace culture, employee engagement, etc. Here the the five most prominent organizational culture conferences she identified for this year. These conferences could be great opportunities for any leader seeking to improve and leverage the benefits…

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5 Top Design Thinking Conferences From Around the World

The approach of design thinking is becoming a popular way for creatives to solve problems and find innovative solutions for clients. The various design thinking processes, tools, and techniques have even begun to be adopted by social and business organizations because of its effectiveness for focusing on the client or user. One of the best…

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4 UI UX Training Activities for Design Thinking

Overview Dr. Dani Chesson defines design thinking as an iterative and collaborative approach to problem solving that is particularly effective when the issue at hand requires innovation and change. (Source: http://bit.ly/2DbnyJY) In this piece, we outline four UX activities that contribute to change, innovation, and customer-centered products: Contextual inquiry, personas, scenarios, and journey maps. These…

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7 ways a design sprint could support innovation in your organisation

The 5 day Design Sprint was developed by Google Ventures to help the start-ups they invested in accelerate their learning. At its heart it’s a rapid problem solving process that gets your solutions into the hands of the people you’re designing for (so they can tell you what works and what doesn’t). Running your first…

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Design Sprint Videos

Running a “design sprint” is a trending design thinking approach to innovation that is agile in nature. It’s an important concept to learn for designers, product and service developers, and organizational innovators. These design sprint videos are resources I include with my training workshops. I hope they help you to learn about this promising approach…

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Design Sprint Training

The “Design Sprint” is one of the fasting trending innovation and design thinking approaches I’ve seen in the past decade. This design sprint training article shares an overview and resources you can use. The design sprint concept has been made famous by Google Ventures in the book Sprint by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden…

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Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky’s Sprint Talk at Google

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky deliver this helpful Talk at Google about their book SPRINT: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Give it a watch to get more familiar about this approach to innovation that is one of my favorites because it blends the best of Agile and Design…

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6 reasons to host a design thinking or innovation event within your organization

There are more benefits to hosting design thinking sessions or innovation events than just the innovation work output that is produced at the event. When done well they can have a uniquely positive impact for the organization’s culture of innovation and for your people. Go beyond “innovation theatre” and design an invent that can have…

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