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“Design Manager, a comprehensive role in the innovation process” by Patrick Le Quément

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What is a design manager? It’s not exactly design management, more a leadership responsibility, involving timing, listening and sharing, and opening minds, tells us Patrick Le Quément, former Renault Chief of design Continue reading

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Blue Ocean for your innovation commitment

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New comers show tremendous initiatives: Spotify, Flavi, Netflix, Valve have successfully implemented flexible empowering organizations, and humanistic culture values. One might wonder which model to embrace. Blue Ocean approach gives us a few tips we can apply to craft your own strategy: tuning the level of key attributes of innovation value proposition. Continue reading

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Breaking the code for creative ecosystem

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Ingi Brown, Ph.D. student at CGS Management Center-Mines ParisTech,  recently defended his thesis on ‘use-generative products’: products that engage and encourage a broad exploration of their uses. Accordingly, Ingi proposed a new model of goods as design spaces. Following is … Continue reading

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Digital innovation awards, Netexplo at Unesco

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What is more refreshing and inspiring than innovations waves coming from all over the world? During 2 days, the annual award ceremony from Netexplo sets the pace for international digital innovation, and it’s an awesome moment. What is Netexplo? “Netexplo … Continue reading

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Rapid Innovation protecting your brand

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In a crowded digital market, how does Orange stand out? One case study is using rapid innovation and modular design to differentiate on the emerging market of Social TV. Continue reading

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Low cost, high value: boarding pass to disruption!

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The common thought about competing with low-cost manufacturing countries is to go for higher-end products, powered by advanced technologies, and thus maintain substantial margins. Professor Christophe Midler does not buy it: in his latest book, “The Logan story, new directions … Continue reading

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Running the Innovation Pipeline

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How to transform a creative idea into a solid business? Ulrike Steinhorst -Strategy, Planning and Finance Director at EADS Technical Corporate division-, and Patrice Commin -New Business‚ Innovation Nursery Director-, are working on it! And it’s up and running at … Continue reading

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3 short stories of great Aha! moments

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Etienne Klein is a research director at CEA, conducting experiments in Physics, and involved in great achievements such as Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. Here he tells us a colourful story about the way original … Continue reading

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The architect of the unknown

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What are the sources of creative ideas? Can creative process be structured? Connect, listen, entice, and architect are 4 actions to unleash creativity, leading to a new managerial role: the architect of the unknown Connect “Where good ideas come from?” … Continue reading

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Innovation is fun!

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As innovators, our life is regularly facing the “Jumping Hurdles and Closing Gates on Innovation” described by Paul Hobcraft (@Paul4innovating).
From idea to execution, innovation has many places to lose its way. Vijay Govindarajan describes it sharply in his “From idea to execution” (2005, Dec) article: the “innovative project will be clashing with the existing organization at multiple levels, long after the idea generation stage”.
But innovation is an “optimistic path”! Continue reading

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“Leading creative units to success” by Patrick Le Quément, Renault Design creator

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Patrick le Quément is a world famous Car Designer. As SVP Renault Corporate Design, his team’s products have included brillant and bold designs such as Twingo, Mégane and Mégane II  Scénic; the Espace models of 1994 and 1998; Kangoo; Laguna … Continue reading

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“From solitary genius to holistic approach” by Patrick Le Quément, world-class Design Manager

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Patrick le Quément is a world famous Car Designer. As SVP Renault Corporate Design, his team’s products have included brillant and bold designs such as Twingo, Mégane and Mégane II  Scénic; the Espace models of 1994 and 1998; Kangoo; Laguna … Continue reading

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“When drawing is thinking”, by Patrick Le Quément, Renault Design creator

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How did Patrick Le Quément embrace the Car Design profession, moving from Bauhaus functionalism to “drawing is thinking” personal belief? This is the story Patrick tells us in his own words. Once upon a time… Patrick le Quément is a … Continue reading

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Stimulate creativity: open-ended objects for brainstorming

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Fast prototyping is a well-known approach to test new concepts through partial completion. “Fail often, fail early, fail cheap” is the rapid prototyping credo, as well as  “don’t fail fast , learn fast” . But what if the prototype were … Continue reading

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Turn your Connected TV to a Smart TV

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Going trough the rise of Collaborative Innovation we discovered how Intelligent Things embrace open innovation paths and collaborative design approach: actually Intelligent Things become clever by operating socially. Last mile in our journey brings us to Smart TV. If TV becomes … Continue reading