Clarity: The Next Design Thinking Evolution
For those who might have missed this earlier published interview with Humantific Co-Founder GK VanPatter you can find that document plus his 40+ other published papers in free downloadable form here:
[Part 1 of 3]
Ana Barroso in Conversation with GK VanPatter
“Ana Barroso: Thanks for agreeing to do this Brazil – New York conversation. Every now and then, while reading a design or innovation related article, I find myself thinking “what would GK say about this?” Humantific has been in the sensemaking / strategic design business a long time and there are a number of questions that I want to ask you including what you think of this article by Mercin Treder entitled “Why everyone is a designer… but shouldn’t design“.“
In this brief paper GK suggests to the philathropic community, taking advantage of what leading business organizations have already learned: that innovation involves equal amounts of challenge framing, idea-making and decision-making. Improving decision-making is not in itself, a formula for enabling cross-disciplinary innovation.
GK suggests moving beyond just data visualization and decision-making to utilize sense-making visualizations as fuel for cocreated innovation. In the organizations that Humantific works with sense-making visualizations are already playing key roles in every phase of the change-making process from the early fuzzy situation stages through to ideation and implementation.Continue Reading..
With the goal of inspiring others, we share a few cross-community knowledge gems from our lost stories innovation library. At Humantific we have always had great respect for the innovation methodology pioneers and deep interest in the forgotten stories and off the beaten path landmarks of innovation history as they tend to inform present day understanding significantly.
Without historical innovation knowledge, organizations can expend a lot of energy reinventing wheels and or missing opportunities to build on knowledge that already exists.
Innovation Methods Mapping:
De-Mystifying 80+ Years of Innovation Process Design [Being published in December 2016.]