Category Archives: Innovation

QuestionStorming – Framing The Problem

In his book The Myths of Innovation (see my review), Scott Berkun highlights the importance of framing problems creatively. Finding the right problem is as important–if not more important–as coming up with a solution quickly. Berkun writes: Discovering problems actually

QuestionStorming – Framing The Problem

In his book The Myths of Innovation (see my review), Scott Berkun highlights the importance of framing problems creatively. Finding the right problem is as important–if not more important–as coming up with a solution quickly. Berkun writes: Discovering problems actually

Business Model Design: Disruption Case Study

I’ve been working with Alexanders Osterwalder’s approach to business model generation via the business model canvas (BMC) for a few years now. The canvas is straight forward to use, which is the beauty of it: you “get it” right away. But

Business Model Design: Disruption Case Study

I’ve been working with Alexanders Osterwalder’s approach to business model generation via the business model canvas (BMC) for a few years now. The canvas is straight forward to use, which is the beauty of it: you “get it” right away. But

Business Model Canvas: A Type Of Alignment Diagram

In my presentation at Euro IA 2010 in Paris, I proposed the term “alignment diagrams” to refer to the class of documents currently found in design practice that do a similar thing: they visually align multiple facets of customer behavior

Business Model Canvas: A Type Of Alignment Diagram

In my presentation at Euro IA 2010 in Paris, I proposed the term “alignment diagrams” to refer to the class of documents currently found in design practice that do a similar thing: they visually align multiple facets of customer behavior

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (long)

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (2009, Hyperion). “Innovation,“ in the broadest sense of the term, comes in different forms. Sure, there is product or technology innovation. But there is also process innovation, design innovation, organizational innovation, and business model

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (long)

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (2009, Hyperion). “Innovation,“ in the broadest sense of the term, comes in different forms. Sure, there is product or technology innovation. But there is also process innovation, design innovation, organizational innovation, and business model

Don Norman on Ethnography and Innovation

Don Norman has a provocative article on his site about ethnography and design research. See “Technology First, Needs Last“. He gets right to the point, summarizing his basic premise in the first sentence: I’ve come to a disconcerting conclusion: design

Don Norman on Ethnography and Innovation

Don Norman has a provocative article on his site about ethnography and design research. See “Technology First, Needs Last“. He gets right to the point, summarizing his basic premise in the first sentence: I’ve come to a disconcerting conclusion: design

Follow-up Post – European Commission: Design as a driver of user-centred innovation II

In April 2009 I posted about a European Commision looking at Design (with a capital D) as a driver of innovation. Charlotte Arwidi from this commission has now made public the results of a public survey on the report itself. See the full

Follow-up Post – European Commission: Design as a driver of user-centred innovation II

In April 2009 I posted about a European Commision looking at Design (with a capital D) as a driver of innovation. Charlotte Arwidi from this commission has now made public the results of a public survey on the report itself. See the full

Review: The Innovator’s Guide to Growth

The Innovator’s Guide to Growth, by Scott Anthony, Mark Johnson, Joseph Sinfield, and Elizabeth Altman. Harvard Business Press, 2008. http://www.innovatorsguidetogrowth.com “Innovation” is a term that’s hard to define precisely. It can mean different things to different people at different times.

Review: The Innovator’s Guide to Growth

The Innovator’s Guide to Growth, by Scott Anthony, Mark Johnson, Joseph Sinfield, and Elizabeth Altman. Harvard Business Press, 2008. http://www.innovatorsguidetogrowth.com “Innovation” is a term that’s hard to define precisely. It can mean different things to different people at different times.