design thinking

Six Creative Ways to Persuade Your Team to Implement Your Innovation

Have you ever wondered why it is that some people are persuasive and are able to move their innovation projects forward?  Why is it that some of us are able to persuade others to understand and accept new concepts?  Some innovators are able to inspire and influence a team to accomplish a common goal.  Some […]

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Create Innovative Choices For Your Future with Divergent Thinking!

I am reading Tim Brown’s book, Change by Design, How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.  IDEO is ranked among the ten most innovative companies in the world.  Tim is the CEO of IDEO.  I was intrigued by the concepts of divergent and convergent thinking.  To experience design thinking, you must understand the difference […]

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Here is an IDEA! Inspire, discover, evaluate, and act to drive innovation #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Idea: A Framework for Driving Innovation Throughout Your Organization Speaker: Daryl Dunbar: SVP of Innovation, REED ELSEVIER Daryl Dunbar built out an innovation team and created an IDEA methodology. His background includes experiences at British Telecom. IDEA […]

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HILTI passionately creates enthusiastic customers to build a better future! #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Speaker: Dr. Andreas Bong, Senior Vice President, HILTI Topic: Customer Orientation Throughout the Innovation Process The focus is on the front end of innovation. Agenda: • HILTI • Innovation management • Customer integration o Fuzzy front end o […]

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Power Your Way to Innovation with an Electric Toothbrush! #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger Organizer IIR LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: The Invention Environment and its Difficulties Speaker: Peter Hilfinger: Inventor of the Powered Toothbrush & former R&D Director, BRAUN/ORAL B Peter Hilfinger invented the electric toothbrush; he was the leader of the team. He outlined the conditions […]

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MP3 Changes the World of Music #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger Organizer IIR LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Inventor’s Forum The MP3 Story: From Basic Research to Changing the World of Music Speaker: Prof Karlheinz Brandenburg: Inventor, MP3 Format, Director, Franhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology The MP3 story involves basic research standardization. Internet marketing […]

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Customer-centric Innovation Drives a Superior Customer Experience #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger Organizer IIR LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Delivering a Superior and More Profitable Experience Speaker: Ian Forrest: Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, GE MONEY This is a story about the GE Money Bank in the Czech Republic and about delivering a superior and more […]

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What are the undercurrents of Design Thinking? #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Speaker: Robert Klanten, Publisher, GESTALTEN Topic – Design Keynote Session: Undercurrents Gestalten is a publishing company that develops content and cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. They present visual trends and timeless substance. Gestalten has published more than three hundred […]

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