The concept of subscribing to something is an attractive way to build in practices to sustain innovative activities. Whether itRead more
Innovators are nothing without maintainers to keep those innovations working: we forget that at our peril. Innovation is what aRead more
Those looking to history to shape our future innovations should be wary of the conclusions they draw. Remember the RoaringRead more
Principles of movement, speed, and position can render our traditional sensemaking approaches useless if we’re not careful. Think of theRead more
Path dependency is a concept in complexity science that refers to the way in which the past patterns influence current and future actions. Mindful attention to identifying these patterns and use of design thinking can help ensure that the past is not the present, unless we want it to be.Read more
Value can be created by building on other products or services. Radio Garden is drawing on other systems to pull together radio stations and providing the same content that can be found elsewhere, but it’s organizing it.
Providing alternative perspectives is value in itself. JimJamPro’s 3-D photo maps technically don’t show anything that isn’t in Google Maps, yet they provide a wholesale different perspective on all of that content, adding considerable contextual value.
Visualizing relationships is systems innovation. Visualizing a system of relationships — a radio station within a country, an apartment block within a neighbourhood — provides insight into a system, not just a product.
Inspiration is a primary outcome for design thinking and leadership is the vehicle to deliver it. In a previous postRead more
Design thinking is best approached as a habit, not as an exercise. Just as ‘critical thinking’ isn’t meant to be applied sporadically to one’s life, neither is design thinking.Read more
Design is about making things with intention, craft, and care, but above all, it must inspire. Without inspiration and excitement, there is no action.Read more
A great conference isn’t much without content, presenting challenges and opportunities for online learners. In previous posts, I highlighted someRead more