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Four types of design thinking workshop – and how to choose the best one for you

You know you want to learn design thinking to help you create products, strategies and solutions informed by what your customers really care about, but what’s the best way to do it? With so many View »

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The number one lesson we learned from watching the world take innovation online: Culture is King

I’ve had the privilege of working alongside fantastic organizations around the world as they’ve moved their innovation projects, processes and teams online since the pandemic started. This has been a fascinating journey to witness…

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5 lessons we learned from having to pivot at pace in a pandemic

Like so many businesses this year, all of a sudden we found ourselves having to adapt our approach – and quickly – to meet the needs of a new world. We wanted to share what we learned during this period, and to start a conversation about what others will take from 2020, too…

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How to be a great internal innovation champion

Innovation champions can come from any part of the business – whether they already have innovation-focused roles, or they’re somebody in marketing, HR, or operations with a passion for making change happen.

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So you’ve been to a design thinking workshop… now what?

So you’ve come away from a great design thinking workshop feeling excited about the incredible things you can do with your new innovation skills. But what can you actually do to start making use of…

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If everyone in the room thinks the same as you, get out of the room!

The eight-year-old version of me wanted to be a teacher or a scientist. The ultimate dream would have been a science teacher. But why?

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Business built on error

Mistakes are a big part of the creative process. Or at least they should be.

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Education Spotlight: A spark of student innovation

Each year in Chattanooga, the Bright Spark student design competition floods the greater region with creativity and inspiration. Bright Spark is a social initiative that aims to ignite creative confidence in the education system by equipping students and educators with design thinking skills.

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Press clippings

Why remote innovation is a key part of your leadership toolkit

Innovation has become an integral part of the leadership toolkit; due to current global challenges this has rapidly accelerated to a new skillset which focuses on enabling remote innovation…

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SRoundtable: GCs draw their nightmares

Over the past six months, an incessant stream of worries has troubled the minds of in-house counsels across the world…

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Slaughter and May – The Lens: Design thinking – listen to your user… but not too much!

In a legal context, design thinking can be applied to challenges being faced within a law firm, or by clients within their organisations.

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How global law firm DLA Piper is using design thinking to transform the business (Page 18)

“If our clients don’t want something, it doesn’t matter how excellent or radical it appears. It’s just not going to work.” Jana Blount, change maker, DLA Piper

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