Thinking About ‘Design Thinking’?

If you’re in a position that leads or supports the development of new products, services, experiences or processes you have probably come across the term ‘Design Thinking.’ While not new, the term and the approach seem to be experiencing a resurgence.  Want help implementing Design Thinking? There’s an entire ecosystem of consultants, courses and books …
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And the Award Goes To……

Interactive workshops are a great way to get people together (internal teams, customers, potential customers, partners, etc.) to tackle a challenge. We use workshops to generate product ideas, brainstorm a strategic plan, map out the customer journey, develop personas, etc. The key to creativity and a good workshop outcome is to make sure the sessions …
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Team needs inspiration? Consider leveraging an outside expert.

The QRCA (Qualitative Researcher Consultants Association) annual conference is a great place for people who are passionate about customer insights to connect.  I recently attended the 2018 conference in Scottsdale.  With the dramatic desert landscape as a backdrop, I was inspired in many ways– by the people I met, the ground-breaking things being done in …
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Top 10 Innovation Infusions: Host an Ideation Lunch Break

Our Top Ten Innovation Infusions are fun and effective actions you can use along with your other innovation efforts. Most are quick and easy, some require a little more planning, but all of them are great ways to infuse innovation into your team, whether you are embarking on a larger innovation culture shift or are …
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Building an Innovation Lab, Doesn’t Necessarily Make you Innovative

Around the Clearworks “water-cooler” we regularly talk about what is going on in the Innovation space, what’s new, how companies are being successful, how we can continue to build our innovation practice with new approaches to help companies with innovation.  In my inbox this morning was an email from LinkedIn with a summary of news …
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Feeling Uninspired? Check out these tips for better brainstorming

In business, we often take the idea of brainstorming for granted. But are you and your teams really harnessing the true power of brainstorming? I recently read a Fast Company article that offered a comprehensive guide to more effective brainstorming, including what to do before getting together, and what to do with all of your …
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2017 Innovators in Packaging

Earlier this week, the winners of the 2017 DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation were announced.  At Clearworks, we love to see innovations of all kinds, so the article caught my eye.  This international competition identifies and awards innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes. This year’s packaging innovation winners hit on some common elements …
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Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business

Yesterday, Fast Company came out with their list of The Most Creative People in Business for 2017. I personally look forward to their list each year. I find it a great way to keep on top of some of the innovative and creative leaders who are on the rise. This year’s list did not disappoint. …
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Top 10 Innovation Infusions: Do Some Doodling

Our Top Ten Innovation Infusions are fun and effective actions you can use along with your other innovation efforts. Most are quick and easy, some require a little more planning, but all of them are great ways to infuse innovation into your team, whether you are embarking on a larger innovation culture shift or are …
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