Enabling a culture of innovation

In a previous post I threw out some thinking about design thinking and how you might think beyond it, depending on your own context and the problem space you find yourself in. But, if you are trying to build new products, experiences or services, or addressing complex challenges, how can you increase the opportunity for success?

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What is Strategic Foresight?

Thinking about the future is an innately human activity, practiced for millennia in order for us to survive and evolve, and mainly concerned with short or medium-term horizons. Often beginning ten-years out, strategic foresight gives us tools and methods to think about multiple futures in a way that helps us anticipate change in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

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Thinking about Design Thinking

Design thinking is a term that is many things to different people. For some designers it has undermined the perception of their own skill and approaches as a professional. For businesses it promises innovation and the ability to increase market share and company growth.

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The importance of customer insight

We are currently working on our own evolving definition of insight. There’s probably a more correct definition out there, but sometimes we need our own words and thoughts to make sense of things:

“An insight is a compelling truth, created in the synthesis of multiple data points that unveils a new perspective, opportunity or mind-shift in the reader or viewer.”

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