Tag: Design 4.0 Rocks the House

08
Jul

Who Owns How Might We?

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Thanks Again, Sid Parnes!

With the marketplace vibe around the term “How Might We?” continuing, we thought this might be a good moment to revisit the subject and post a further clarification for our readers, many of whom are leading innovation-culture-building initiatives inside large organizations.

Our clients will already know that, for many years, numerous innovation firms, including Humantific, have been using How Might We? and other invitation stem phrases as part of how upstream challenge-framing is constructed. Use of the celebrated phrase is, by now, widespread around the world. With thousands of good people already integrating the phrase into their everyday work lives, the global How Might We? collaborative language adoption continues to grow every week, month, and year. At this point, many, many firms have played a role in that common innovation language adoption advocacy. As far as we can tell, it remains an open innovation adoption wave.Continue Reading..

26
Jul

CEO’s Are Designers

We are always happy to see others being inspired by Humantific work and/or the ReReThinking Design Thinking work that we do via the ongoing NextDesign Leadership initiative. The interest in, and uptake of, Strategic Design Thinking for business continues at various speeds in numerous countries around the world.

The design community in Spain is just now (in 2012) beginning to have conversations regarding how to move beyond the narrow interpretation of design thinking as product and service creation. In a rapidly changing world, we know that narrow view to be ancient history.

Initiatives such as CEOs are Designers are springing up in Madrid, positioned as Best Sources for Understanding Design Thinking.”

Many conversations (in Spanish & English) are taking place on Design Thinking Spain on LinkedIn.

Humantific is happy to be contributing to those Spanish design community conversations.

Other conversations are ongoing (in English) on the original NextDesign Leadership Network on LinkledIn. It’s an open group, so anyone can join the conversations there. We are particularly interested in the application of design thinking in organizations and in societies, beyond product and service creation.

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Related: Managing is Designing? GK VanPatter in conversation with Fred Collopy, Ph.D. and Richard J. Boland Jr., Ph.D.

02
Jan

GK VanPatter in Barcelona

GK VanPatter, Humantific Co-Founder will give a talk on Design 3.0 / Making Sense of Design Now! at the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona on November 9 for Barcelona Design Week.

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