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‘Is Middle Management the main obstacle to innovation in large co?’ by Koen Boeykens

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When middle management is risk-averse, and stopping innovation from happening, is a parallel path, with a separate brand, the way forward? Koen Boeykens shares with us his innovation experience at KPN Continue reading

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Innovation Soft Power

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Over time I realize how it is less vital to design things by myself, and more impactful to sense and inspire. Continue reading

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‘Bucking the system’ by Patrick Le Quément

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What designer’s life is made of? Conviction, passion, and living each new assignment as a challenge. Seeking for innovative identity, letting creativity thrives on constraints, and thinking innovation as an extended business system. Continue reading

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‘Office design shaping a creative mind’ by Patrick Le Quément

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Can office design trigger creativity? Patrick Le Quément believes so, and he draws from his extensive experience 5 tips to complete great office implementation and organization for designers: designated area, specific skills identity, showcasing, getting together, and helping each other. Continue reading

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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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How small innovation teams hit the nail

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‘Small Is Beautiful‘ comes from a collection of essays by British economist E. F. Schumacher, first published in 1973. Championing small organizations, believed to empower people, asserting that ‘people can be themselves only in small comprehensible groups’, it strongly contrasts … 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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Designing for Rapid Innovation

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Setting-up an agile organization for innovation is not enough: one has to get his innovation accepted by the core business, and the market. To tackle this issue and preserve speed, ‘innovation by component’, based on modular and collaborative design, brings … 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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Is modular design the key to rapid innovation?

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In recent years, many firms have sped up their innovation processes, seeking to set-up a rapid innovation model. But can we protect the meaning and relevance of innovation while accelerating and increasing its impact? This is exactly the issue challenged … Continue reading