Innovation at Fluxible

Later this week I'll be flying to Waterloo/Kitchener in Ontario, Canada to appear at the Fluxible conference. In my talk I'll be looking at how conducting research with different groups of customers and non-customers can open up new opportunities for innovation.In preparation for the conference...

Innovation success – tip #5

Don't choose just a single idea to progress: run with multiple, different ideas to uncover the seed of the great concept lurking within.The power of a design-led innovation process is that it allows you to quickly (and cheaply) explore multiple ideas in parallel. Sketches, prototypes,...

Innovation success – tip #1

[This is the first in a series of short tips to help improve the success of your innovation work.]Tip #1: When conducting research to inform your innovation project, don't focus too narrowly on your current customers; or even those of your competitors. Try to understand...

7 ideas for innovation in banking services

Australia's banking industry is ripe for disruptive innovation, and has been for many years. The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry provided stark examples into why this is the case. Despite continuous attempts at improving financial services, big innovations...

Picnic Festival, Amsterdam 2011

In September I was lucky enough to go to Amsterdam to attend Picnic, a three day festival of design, science, technology, media and business. Here's a short review....

Making Ideas Happen

How do you turn inspiration into action? How do you learn from failure? How do you help organisations to innovate?These were some of the questions posed at IF Talks - Making Ideas Happen – a ‘deliberately small’ gathering of thinkers and doers in Sydney on...

Innovation in customer experience

The experience delivered by a product or service can be a source of competitive advantage and business value through innovation. Experience designers – using the empathy they generate with customers during primary research, and the understanding of the customers’ broad context ...