ActUp Consulting founder’s classes focus on principles of improvisational theater—celebrating failure, adapting to the moment, and making your fellow performers look good.
2020 Innovation Issue: Catalyst firm breaks ground with transportation-technology projects
Most people have never heard of Energy Systems Network. But they probably either know of or have been affected by one or more of the not-for-profit’s forward-thinking projects.Read More
2020 Innovation Issue: Brothers share a knack for creating life sciences companies
Philip and Martin Low’s latest venture, Eradivir, was incorporated in February to develop a treatment that would fight the influenza virus, but COVID-19 prompted a tweak to the business plan.Read More
The not-for-profit and its health research are a testament to the idea that all innovation is related—even when the connection appears tenuous at first glance.
Innovation means not just exploring new frontiers but also solving problems while doing so. And Christopher Vice, now at Studio Science, has a resume that reflects a career doing just that.
There are numerous practical reasons to not ignore implicit bias. The first is employee disengagement.
Design thinking has been around since at least the 1960s, and initially, its focus was in areas such as architecture, graphic design and industrial design, to produce physical products. But today, design thinking is used nearly everywhere. You can try it, too.
In short, design thinking helps us to keep seeking what is right and true, rather than holding onto what we already thought to be perfected.
We checked in with three seasoned innovation leaders about how they’ve helped spur fresh thinking and new product development at large, established enterprises.
Design thinking requires participants to communicate freely, open their minds to new ideas and look at problems in new ways. Here are some exercises to help.
Design thinking is generally described as a five-step process, with specific names for each step. But in reality, the people and companies that use design thinking adapt their own take on it, by combining or breaking out some of the steps or using a more conceptual approach.
For companies that pursue technological advances and innovative solutions, bias can have an enduring impact, making it easy for the cycle to be perpetuated.
Around the world, more than 80 vaccine projects are under development by pharmaceutical companies and university research laboratories.
Examine the goal of each step in the design thinking process, plus one way to execute that step.