Human Centered Design (HCD) S13 Ep29

Guest: Gordon Stannis, Director of Design and Strategy at Twisthink

Over the last few decades, the importance of design has been growing in the context of how to create disruptive game-changing innovations. Human centered design (HCD) is the way that innovators integrate design with a clear view of customer in to the process of creating an innovation that has impact. Be careful as bad design […]

Human Centered Design

My Secret to Sourcing Innovation S13 Ep28

When it comes to sourcing innovation, most focus on trying to come up with a clever technical or business hook. Over years of experience of both innovation success and failures, I’ve uncovered three areas of focus for sourcing innovation that will have significant impact. Before jumping into the three areas of focus, there is a basic […]

Sourcing Innovation

Daydreaming: 2 Hours To Boost Your Creativity S13 Ep27

Some of the smartest, most creative people I know spend time doing nothing but thinking. For example Einstein was often criticized for his daydreaming. His form of daydreaming was to run his thought experiments.  Experiments carried out completely within his imagination. Our society doesn’t embrace or allow for daydreaming. Most organizations view this as being lazy and unproductive. Companies […]

Next Generation Technology: Human Computer Interaction S13 Ep26

Guest: Chris Harrison

When I was a software engineer, one area of importance was the design and testing of user interfaces. The work was frustrating because you had to decipher what the user was “thinking” to understand how they would use your software. Over the years, the research has taken on the challenges of human computer interaction with […]

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over Creativity and Innovation? S13 Ep25

As humans, we have some unique abilities. We are self-aware, we exhibit critical thinking and we have the ability to be creative and innovate. Will that always be the case? Some think that artificial intelligence (AI) will someday take over creativity and innovation. In my opinion, AI will become a tool that will help improve […]

Innovation With Purpose: Inspiring The Near Future S13 Ep24

It’s human nature to want to make a lasting impact with the innovations we create. To do something meaningful and enduring. To create a lasting legacy that makes the world a better place. I call this innovation with purpose. In some cases, we need help to realize a vision we have that manifests this idea […]

How To Avoid The Trap of Success S13 Ep23

Once we have experienced that taste of success, we will do anything to experience it again but instead, we fall into the trap of success. Success leads us down the path of taking a more conservative approach in hopes that we can repeat the success we just experienced. The assumption is that if we repeat […]

The Unintended Consequences From Innovation Adoption S13 Ep22

The pace of innovation continues to accelerate and in many instences, we are surprised from the unintended consequences from innovation adoption. While innovators focus on the adoption, we overlook the need for society to adapt to these new innovations and the impact it has. Some adaptations are conscious while others are thrust upon society with […]

How Companies Are Using Improv Comedy Skills To Boost Creativity S13 Ep21

Guest: Kelly Leonard, Executive Director at The Second City and Second City Works

Helping companies and teams to unlock their natural creative ability can be daunting to innovation leaders. One method that I have found incredibly useful is to use improv comedy skills as a way to get team members comfortable being uncomfortable since in improv, you never know what’s going to happen next. Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of […]