How To: Make a Fewer, Bigger, Better Approach Work in Innovation

To address their disappointing innovation results, many management teams advocate a strategy of launching Fewer, Bigger, Better products. While this is a sound approach, it has proven difficult to execute. Success requires the organizational resolve, discipline and confidence to launch fewer projects and still meet top-line innovation goals. Source: Innovation Excellence | How To: Make … [Read more…]

Innovation Excellence | Four Reasons to take a Rapid Prototyping Approach to Your PLM Implementation

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In today’s fast-paced, highly visual and interactive world, it is difficult and unrealistic to drive enthusiasm and deliver strong results from a new PLM implementation with an approach that is documentation-driven, slow-moving and highly bureaucratic. Rapid prototyping or agile development, which is an iterative and collaborative approach characterized by short “requirement –> build –> test” … [Read more…]

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

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“Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers will be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according to the illustrious roster of design leaders we spoke with here. “Design has matured from a largely stylistic endeavor to a field tasked with solving thorny technological and social problems, an evolution that … [Read more…]

Good design succeeds without innovation, but innovation rarely succeeds without good designers.

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Good design succeeds without innovation, but innovation rarely succeeds without good designers. Universities don’t teach how to manage innovation projects. There’s no established best practices for an innovation project management track at PDMA. This might be why companies too often manage innovation projects the same way, and with the same people, as they do their renovation, … [Read more…]