Category: Creativity and innovation

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Inside Stanford’s d.school

A few (12) years ago I was lucky enough to work at IDEO in London for a couple of weeks. Colin Burns was leading IDEO Europe at the time and he made me feel welcome and inspired. I was given a window into creativity and innovation. I learned that visualising lots of ideas was very valuable and that a lot of the...

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Back to the future… today, but what about tomorrow?

For anyone who has seen The movie Back to the future II, you may remember that Marty McFly, Jennifer and Doc Brown travel in time to 2015, 21 October to be precise- today! Filmed in 1989, predicting 26 years into the future is no mean feat. Some things aren’t quite there but concepts of video conferencing and Apple TV voice commands are...

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Whole brain thinking – Introduction

Some people dream up futuristic concepts, others enjoy working with processes and procedures, some are great with people and others solve problems. Most have a combination. We are all different, both in the way we look but also in the way we think. This article explores a thinking preference model; the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) or Whole Brain Thinking. This model...

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In-house design thinking

I have been working on this article for a while, researching similar processes and the origins of them. I have looked at UX (User Experience) tools, UCD (User Centred Design), HCD (Human Centered Design), design thinking, lean UX… the list goes on! – there is a lot of information out there. I am in the industry and still struggle to differentiate between...