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

Innovating Design And The Changing Role of Designers S12 Ep17

Guest: Seth Taylor (@stotion)

The role of designers and design thinking is impacting every product and service being created. The old days of a product being created and then tossed over the wall to a designer to “wrap it in plastic and make it look nice” are long gone. With the introduction of products like the iPhone and Tesla, customers […]

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Innovation of Design and Finding a Mentor

Dateline: Washington D.C. Segment 1: Innovation In Design Visit Frogdesign Segment 2: Finding A Mentor Segment 3: Killer Question of the Week http://media.libsyn.com/media/philmckinney/KI_20060211.mp3Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More

The Best of Killer Innovations 2018: Motivating, Inspiring, Innovating S14 Ep43

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on an amazing year.  We’ve listened to innovators from around the world. We’ve found non-obvious innovation in unexpected places.  It’s been a year of new experiences, like talking at TEDx Boulder.  Excerpts from four of this year’s shows reveal the aim of Killer Innovations.  Motivating, […]

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How to Create a Strong Executive Presence – Part Two S14 Ep42

Success in innovation requires more than great ideas, that amazing product, the unique service.  Innovators need support from others to make their innovations a reality. How does the innovation leader persuade and influence others to support his/her innovations?  Executive presence plays a key role. This is Part Two of the two-part series that will help […]

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4 Ways to Sniff Out a Bogus Innovation S14 Ep40

We’ve all heard these larger than life claims made about some innovation.  If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Bogus innovations cause serious damage.  They hurt consumers, employees, investors, and the innovator community as a whole. But how do you know if it’s fake?  There are telltale signs that should cause you […]

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The Wine Bottle: Ripe for Packaging Innovation S14 Ep38

When delivery fails, it costs in more ways than one.  In today’s show, I talk with Santiago Navarro, founder and CEO of Garçon Wines.  Santiago shares his unique solution to a constraint that caused major problems for his online wine business.  Based in the UK, Santiago developed a packaging innovation that ensures delivery the first […]

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Unusual Path to Medical Innovation: Ra Medical’s Dean Irwin S14 Ep29

September is National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness month.  In view of this, today’s show is an edited re-broadcast of two shows from November 2017.   Kym McNicholas and I interview Ra Medical founder, Dean Irwin.  Dean shares his unusual path to medical innovation with some key lessons for innovators. From TV Tubes to Thermonuclear Fusion Dean […]

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Setting Innovation Objectives S14 Ep27

In a recent show, I talked about setting innovation objectives.  Listeners wrote in asking for details on how to include innovation in the objective setting process.   So, in this week’s show I share the steps to setting innovation objectives. Done well, innovation objectives can result in exponential success for your organization. The purpose for setting […]

Setting Innovation Objectives