Tag Archives: Creativity

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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

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Unleash creativity, combining Social Innovation with Intelligent Things

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There are many examples where Intelligent Things embrace open innovation paths and collaborative design approach. One might actually ask: does Intelligent Thing have Social Innovation in its DNA, and what are the reasons for this relationship? How can we make Intelligent … Continue reading

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The rise of Social Innovation

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Social Innovation is happening through many forms. Strong drivers are here to last: new partnerships and revised value chains, user integration since early stage. The reverse loop from the user to the technology is involving an active collaborative design: users … Continue reading

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Towards a new model for innovation: “design inside”! An interview with Brigitte Borja de Mozota

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Brigitte Borja de Mozota believes that working with designers is what made her a better manager. Design in management is her life’s goal as she tries to prove, convince, and share with people the “joy of working with designers.” She … Continue reading

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“What Street Golf has to do with innovative design?” by Rodolphe Rosier, Innovation Expert

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Rodolphe Rosier is a proven Innovation Professional: he actually combines theoritical work through an academic thesis with innovation work on the ground at Axane, Air Liquide subsidiary dedicated to innvation, and Efficient Innovation, a consulting firm. He kindly accepted to … Continue reading

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Is there a Model for Rapid Innovation?

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Sharp innovation stemms from constant knowledge exchanges between technology, the markets, an innovation team, as well as other departments of the firm. The bigger you are, the more difficult it is to share active knowledge: how can we set-up a … Continue reading

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The learning innovator (1/3)

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The learning company “The one common ingredient across successful and innovative organizations is the commitment to learning” claims Bradley Bendle in Learning cultures and innovation. Previously in 1973, Donald Schon linked the increasing change of our environment with the need for learning: “We … Continue reading

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Wandering from Intelligent Things to Smart TV

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The world of Intelligent Things Netexplo presented recently a meaningful conference related to the world of Intelligent Things. What is this world? Intelligent Things are objects which “become” intelligent because they connect to the Internet. At Lieu du Design, in a … Continue reading

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Innovation is cultural design

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Innovation has become a cultural object In our society, innovation has become a cultural achievement: addressing consumers  in-depth expectations, it echoes functional, statutory, and hedonistic aspirations: some people talk about reenchantement, deriving from reality to access dream. Are we talking here … Continue reading