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Can you help me validate an idea for a software tool for design thinkers?

I have an idea for a tool that might help people like you be more successful. THIS IS NOT A SALES PITCH – I just want your help to validate whether this idea is worth pursuing.



If you've spent much time analysing transcripts from user interviews, you might feel like me that it can be a time consuming and messy process. 



I've made a really early prototype of a concept called convo – a software tool that would enable you to quickly and easily…

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Added by Matt Currie on April 15, 2014 at 3:49 — 5 Comments


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A talk on being a Generalist

Here's a very personal talk I held on being a generalist, trespasser, dyslectic and a design thinker at the Design Transitions book launch.



Arne van Oosterom, DesignThinkers Group speaking at the Design Transitions Book Launch, Amsterdam 2013 from Joyce Yee on…

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Added by Arne van Oosterom on March 29, 2014 at 8:13 — No Comments

DESIGNTHINKERS BOOTCAMPWEEK MAY 2014 AMSTERDAM: 'LEARNING BY DOING', SERVICE DESIGN THINKING, EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BEFORE APRIL 1ST

Very proud to have Professor Ralf Beuker, Dean Faculty of Design Muenster University of Applied Sciences, as one of our Team Coaches on the DesignThinkers Bootcamp week Amsterdam May 2014.



Looking for Personal Coaching, Master Classes and in-depth knowledge of Service Design Thinking tools and methodology? Register now for the DesignThinkers Bootcamp week in Amsterdam May 2014.



(English spoken) The DesignThinkers Bootcamp…

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Added by Network Administrator on March 27, 2014 at 12:27 — No Comments

Placing Time on Your Side for Collaborative Innovation

Time represents the persistent, substantive constraint to being effective within an organization. Can you have a moment of a sponsor’s time to share the benefits of collaborative innovation? Does the sponsor and challenge team perceive you as respecting their time once you persuade them to pursue the practice with you?

This…

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Added by Doug Collins on March 26, 2014 at 15:04 — No Comments

Better by Design CEO Summit 2013: David Kester - Design integration to disrupt

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

DESIGNTHINKERS BOOTCAMP WEEK AMSTERDAM MAY 2014



Very proud to have David Kester, former Chief Executive of the UK Design Council, as one of our Team Coaches on the DesignThinkers Bootcamp week Amsterdam May 2014.



Watch David Kester…

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Added by Network Administrator on March 26, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

Big Data Offers Huge Job Opportunities

Take millions and millions of mobile internet users tapping away on their social media, online shopping, and perpetually browsing; and what do you get? A galaxy of data flowing in free space. It’s only natural that someone makes use of this data. In this era of cutting edge technology, if you are able to fill that job description, then you are in luck.

 

The industry is called ‘big data’ or data analytics. Perhaps you might have…

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Added by Allie Cooper on March 17, 2014 at 9:37 — No Comments

update

It’s that time of the year again: the plants are just about to stick their heads out of the ground, and shop owners are already considering to move on from bikinis and sunglasses. The soil is still soaking wet and messy from winter, and the first optimists are running around in flip-flops! And the more you have experienced theses seasonal changes, the more you become aware that the seasons are way too short!

Maybe it’s this…

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Added by Jan-Erik Baars on March 12, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

Announcement: Greenesign it! app is ready for download!

We are happy to announce that our first eco-app Greenesign it! is now ready for download at apple store. You can check it out here. All purchases qualify for a free…

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Added by Maja Todorovic on March 10, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments


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DESIGNTHINKERS BOOTCAMP - MAY 2014

LOOKING FOR PERSONAL COACHING, MASTER CLASSES AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF SERVICE DESIGN THINKING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGY?



DESIGNTHINKERS BOOTCAMP WEEK AMSTERDAM MAY 2014 PROGRAM OVERVIEW





(English spoken) The DesignThinkers Bootcamp offers a unique team of…

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Added by Edoardo Costa on March 7, 2014 at 15:57 — No Comments


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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY OF THE STARTUP CANVAS AT THE DT ACADEMY WEBSITE

 

Explore and design your business in 90 minutes with our 'Think like a Startup Canvas', download your own free copy of the Canvas…

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Added by Edoardo Costa on March 5, 2014 at 15:53 — No Comments


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Get your free copy of the Customer Journey Mapping tool!

Customer Journey Mapping is one of the most important tools used in the training and workshop of the DesignThinkers Academy.

CJM builds empathy and, at its best, is a continuously activity to get rich and qualitative information about why your customers do what they do, how they experience interacting with organisations through the different touch-points and…

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Added by Edoardo Costa on March 3, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Realizing one’s potential for leadership through collaborative innovation

Part twelve of the Dirty Maple series finds the Idea Mill Program for collaborative innovation bearing fruit in authentic, unexpected ways.

Do we have the courage to nurture the right environment in the…

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Added by Doug Collins on February 18, 2014 at 14:22 — No Comments

Two Ingredients for Pursuing Externally Focused Innovation

Organizations increasingly seek new forms of innovation—and, for themselves, transformation—by engaging in co-creation with the suppliers, clients, and consumers that comprise their value streams. What insights might be gained from organizations that have begun to realize their potential for leadership by embracing openness as a core element of their charter?…

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Added by Doug Collins on February 4, 2014 at 14:35 — No Comments

Does pursuing the practice of collaborative innovation make us citizens of the Digital Age?

Part eleven of the story of the Dirty Maple Flooring Company finds challenge participant Carlos Gutierrez embracing his role in the global economy.

How might the practice of collaborative innovation…

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Added by Doug Collins on January 23, 2014 at 0:29 — No Comments

Design Thinking book

Hello everyone,

My name is Hoda and I'm 22 years old. I work as a Teacher assistant in the University of United Arab Emirates in IT department. My supervisor Dr. Jose Berengueres have published a new ibook about Design Thinking in a workshop approach. I would recommend it to you since it is both informative and fun to read. The book is available now on iPad's book store, please follow the following link.…

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Added by MsEvilAngel on January 19, 2014 at 20:49 — 1 Comment

Weighing the pros and cons of engaging in collaborative innovation

Part ten of the Dirty Maple Flooring Company series finds two members of the team that are managing the challenge weighing the benefits and costs of their participation and their patronage.

Why might…

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Added by Doug Collins on January 8, 2014 at 16:31 — No Comments

The Dirty Maple Flooring Company: Part 09 – the Youngbloods contribute an idea to the innovation challenge

Part nine of the series finds the Youngblood brothers contributing their first idea to the collaborative innovation challenge sponsored by their supplier, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company. What elements comprise a fully formed idea on the fuzzy, fuzzy front end of…

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Added by Doug Collins on December 24, 2013 at 17:11 — No Comments

17 golden rules to build a sustainable brand that sell [includes infographic]

More about it here here

Added by Maja Todorovic on December 20, 2013 at 14:31 — No Comments

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