Time and again we have seen politicians let us down and do not really show why they claim a post in the public service in the first place. Therefore, it almost seems like a privilege when a society can count on brilliant minds that happen to be holding a post in the public administration. I am not advocating for Mr. Obama, but I can not deny I was particularly impressed by his ability to read the trends, engage people and always keep an eye open to the future.
Before an audience of creators, early adopters and entrepreneurs who are defining the future of our connected lives, he left an invite to applying ideas and talents to make technology work for the people – particularly to tackle big challenges like increasing participation in the political process and fighting climate change.
Continue reading “SXSW 2016: President Barack Obama Keynote Conversation”
We’ve been talking and experiencing Design Thinking for a while now. And if you’ve been playing around with DT as well, you might agree that from the outside it seems a very simple process. No surprise there are plenty of DT courses popping around everywhere one looks these days. Although very positive, this is also a bit awkward as most of them tend to concentrate on the positiveness of the research phase, and just briefly touch ideation all the way through prototyping and implementing. Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #09: What happens when Lean Startup meets Design Thinking?”
How can we adjust our ideas of business and product strategy so that they can help us learn how to build sustainable business? Lean startup is specially welcome among a service designer’s tool box, for helping to discover the appropriate business model for a given solution to become successful. Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #08: The Lean Startup”
Time to talk and learn a bit about Service Design in Government. Any idea of how does UK design services in government? This Periscope of April 2016, with Louise Downe, Head of Design at Government Digital Service (GDS) will bring you up to speed. UK is the global leader on digital government, far ahead of other countries. Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #07: How does UK design services in government?”
In the words of the former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, “plans as worthless, but planning is everything”. That is a motto for Jeff Sutherland, one of the inventors of the Scrum software development process. Together with Ken Schwaber, he also created Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA’95 and helped to write the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #06: it is an agile world!”
I bet you’ve been hearing a lot about “no interface” these days. But in case you have not, I bet you will feel connected to this manifesto regardless of your point of view on apps and internet…
Here we share one of the speeches from Golden Krishna, Senior UX Designer, specially made at SXSW 2013, as Keynote. Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #05: rethinking interfaces”
Still on “no interface”… How about listening to a chapter of the Book “The Best Interface is No Interface”, written by Golden Krishna? It’s good provocation material. Does it sound familiar?
What is so special about David Kelley from IDEO? I think its his belief that everybody is creative by nature and we just gotta find a way to encourage and foster the ideas to flow and… be! Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #03: this is David Kelley”
Moving on in our innovation marathon, it is about time we investigated what is so special about the ‘Golden Circle’? Brain food fed by Simon Sinek in his ‘How Great Leaders inspire Actions’ (TED Talk, May 2010). Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #02: how great leaders inspire actions”
So, let’s talk about innovation. Better yet: let’s get inspired by great innovation talks. Let’s start with Steven Johnson and think about ‘Where good ideas come from’ (TED Talks of Jul, 2010). Continue reading “Innovation Marathon #01: where good ideas come from?”