unmet needs

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    Rebuild Personas According to Your Next Product Innovation

    January 5, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Strategies

    Using personas in your design thinking framework is important, but are the results satisfying and clear? In this article, Product Innovation Manager Alex Igor Sanghikian discusses the Adjacent Possibilities framework for product management. By exclusively focusing on your persona’s one main need and trying hard to fulfill that need with your product, you can build the next feature with a more focused vision.

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    The New Race for Business Model Evolution

    December 22, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews

    Today we have the capabilities – and the increasing customer expectation – to have everything immediately available, easy to use or handle, but still totally tailored to each of us individually. We live in an age where personal tailoring on industrial scale is becoming the norm, not the exception. Michael Bednar-Brandt, Director Digital Transformation EMEA at Oracle, discusses the move from products to service models and how it has naturally started to impact business models.

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    Customer Research and Consumer Delight

    January 27, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    Unmet consumer needs are considered the holy grail of product and service innovation: a mystical, sacred entity with unlimited value and powers for those that know how to tap into it. It would seem that with present day digitalization and social media, it is easier to connect to users everywhere through online surveys, platforms, and data mining technology. Moving from a mass-producing economy to one based on individually tailored products suggests that the gap between consumer needs and producer response are closely aligned. Yet the mystique surrounding unmet user needs remains.

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    Innovation Through Clean Sheet Redesign

    November 11, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    Clean sheet redesign is the method of rethinking existing businesses from the ground up. For established companies, this is a way to innovate processes by asking the right questions about current practices. For start-ups working on a clean sheet, they can apply similar techniques to disrupt existing models, while taking inspiration from existing success stories from other industries. What can start-ups learn from innovation from a variety of industries, such as airlines and mining?

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    Design Thinking + Business Model Innovation

    August 25, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    There has been a lot of buzz around designing new and innovative business models. But what does it mean to design a new business model? How do you apply design thinking to business model innovation?

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    Untapping Hidden Value: A New Partnership Model for Corporate Knowledge Management and Innovation Functions

    July 14, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    In the current business environment, defined by some as the ‘Knowledge Age’, leadership interest is increasingly focused on Innovation and Knowledge Management development efforts. To date, these functions often operate along parallel, yet discrete, paths. As organizations seek new areas of growth, while further cutting costs there is an increasing need to build more effective partnerships in order to ensure ongoing success and drive additional business value.

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    Risk, Great Ideas, and Your Business Model

    May 4, 2015 | By: | In: The Innovation Formula

    Where do great ideas come from? Obviously they come from many sources, which means that your systematic innovation process has to support and sustain multiple efforts at ideation in parallel. In the following article we will explore some promising ways that you may be able to find ideas that will take your own business forward.

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    Translating Unseen Needs into Innovations

    February 5, 2015 | By: | In: Agile Innovation

    The world is changing, yet people constantly assume, incorrectly, that tomorrow will be like yesterday. When business leaders make this mistake, the outcomes are generally bad because opportunities are lost. Competitive advantage is gained with the ability to transform insights into useful innovations by seeing the unseen. In this chapter excerpt of Agile Innovation, Langdon Morris explains how ethnography drives better innovation at a top-five U.S. financial services company.

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    Transforming How We Work

    February 2, 2015 | By: | In: Agile Innovation

    The essence of agility is the ability to respond to new and different conditions. You cannot continue repeating the same old operating formula long beyond its utility or you will be left behind. Are you prepared to adapt to the profuse variety of new circumstances with new tactics and strategies? The principles of Agile that we examine in the next three chapter excerpts of Agile Innovation will help you understand what you need to do.

  • White Space Mapping – Seeing the Future Beyond the Core

    White Space Mapping – Seeing the Future Beyond the Core

    June 13, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    In the world of hyper-innovation every company needs to address the unknown. Idris Mootee of Idea Couture takes a look at white space mapping, a tool for overcoming your fears.

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    How to Create Compelling Brand Experiences

    June 27, 2011 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Crafting design strategies that result in truly compelling brand experiences, products and services demands a change from traditional methods. It requires a more creative and iterative design approach, which is optimized towards identifying real human needs and addressing them with meaningful experiences. Paul Noble-Campbell delves deeper into five critical keys to uncovering those true success drivers.

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    Keeping a Constant Flow of Innovations at BASF

    August 23, 2010 | By: | In: Interviews, Organization & Culture

    InnovationManagement recently spoke to Dr Thomas Weber, Managing Director of BASF’s Future Business, about what it takes for a large company to maintain a constant flow of innovation ideas and a spirit of enthusiasm to feed the pipeline.

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