Depending on the people involved, their motivations, and the phase of the moon, you may or may not find fertile ground for the practice of collaborative innovation.
In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores…Continue
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Our world is a system that contains many sub-systems: the oceans, the forests, the climate – all are complex, fragile and well calibrated organisms with a system character. If one of the parts is not running well, the others will suffer as well: one weak spot will influences the overall performance. Systems can repair themselves, once they are not running well – unless the weak spot is getting larger than the…Continue
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The front end of innovation offers organizations engagement. Engaged people bring more of their gifts to the table. The back end of innovation offers organizations ideas that, when implemented, bring relative advantage. Each idea has its own story of relative advantage and risk. How do you tell the back end story in a valid, credible way?
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At our Master of Design (MDes) course, we recently had the opportunity to work with a live project to learn and practice design thinking skills. It's the full report about our project and therefore a bit lengthy. Have fun flicking through...
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Things are going well at Koos HQ. This means we're growing and we're hiring!
Are you the one genius service designer who will enrich our team with all your skills, competences and personality?
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Like an epidemic, a baseball craze hit New York City in the summer of 1865. Suddenly, a game played only in the streets by factory workers was being called a “national pastime” by local journalists. Baseball was bringing…Continue
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For two years our columnist Doug Collins has shared with us his exploration of the practice of collaborative innovation.
Today, at this anniversary, we announce the release of volume 2 of his Innovation Architecture series, an exciting and deeply thought-provoking book whose cover is depicted in the headline graphic for this…Continue
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Have you ever wondered why children pick up on things so quickly? Think of it, they learn an entire language with no previous knowledge of communication. Whereas with adults, it often takes years to comprehend a new concept.
Adult’s inability to learn comes from our ingrained attitude and past experience. What prevents people from learning is not the subject itself, but the rigidity we accumulate from past experience. This could manifest itself in the form of superiority whenever we…Continue
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Engineering for Change provides a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge among a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world.…Continue
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Watch a special pre-Milan Fair review featuring Carl de Smet, Belgian designer and engineer, who creates self assembling furniture. The key feature of his technique is the ability to grow from compact form to a pre defined design in several minutes.…Continue
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Matthew Cockerill, Associate Design Director at Seymourpowell, shared his views on the democratization of product development highlighting the opportunities of 3D printing and affordable 3D printers.
''3D printing is evolving but its output at this point is mainly suitable for rapid prototyping. It’s good for getting parts you’ve created in 3D CAD into a physical form without expensive tooling or days of…Continue
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Seymourpowell’s design and CMF researcher Chloe Amos-Edkins and design researcher Sarah Johnson appeared in January’s edition of Interior Design Today. Their report below reveals some key trends in storage which has them thinking inside and outside the box.
With the overwhelming amount of ‘stuff’ people now possess, consumers are suffering from a sense of overloading of stuff, information and…Continue
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Organizations big and small have begun to explore the practice of collaborative innovation as a way to increase engagement and to foment a culture of innovation. Let’s say you work for such an organization. What’s the quid pro quo when you find yourself part of the crowd from which wisdom is sought?
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At the fourteenth Design and Technology Excellence Awards, held on Friday 8th March at the IET London, Dick Powell, co-founder and design director at Seymourpowell, made a passionate and compelling case for why design and technology education is so important and why the current draft Design and Technology programme of study poses such a huge threat...…Continue
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