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Five Step Framework for Design Thinking Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on August 7, 2015<p>Design thinking is the application of a designer’s mindset to problem solving, with an emphasis on human interaction. While …

Don't Force Creativity. Here's What Truly Innovative Companies Do Instead

Creativity is a natural process that can be nurtured, harnessed, and cultivated.<p>Forcing creativity rarely works. Staring at a blank page will not only stress you out, but it's highly likely that you won't be able to come up with anything useful. Nothing special comes out of forcing creativity.<p>When …

Creativity

Why the Freedom to Experiment and Fail Is Important for Every Innovator

Innovation flourishes when failure is embraced, accepted, and seen as an opportunity for growth.<p>Bold innovation is one of the many reasons for human growth and development. We have come this far because a few people dared to try. Dared to dream. And dared to try. Lives get changed, markets get …

Innovation

Innovating From Within: Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Intrapreneur?

Many mid-size and big business leaders are taking chapters from their entrepreneur counterparts and looking for ways to spur more innovation inside their organizations. In fact, from my regular connections with Fortune 500 leaders as Executive Dean for the University of Phoenix® School of Business, …

There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking

<i>This piece is part of By Design, a Globe and Mail/OCAD University</i> <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i><p><i>Sara Diamond is president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University. Karel Vredenburg is director of IBM Design's worldwide client program and head of IBM Studios …