How to generate and get traction for new ideas – experimentation, design thinking, constraints analysis

The Ideation Summit: Transforming Stakeholders into Collaborators

Conversations about critical issues happen all the time. Conferences, blogs and community meetings offer any…

Every obstacle is an opportunity

That’s right! It is true in every aspect of life and particularly when you are…

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When there is a problem, there is a solution

Sometimes you want to be reminded about things that you already know. Hearing them from…

Trends and Inspiration from KickBox

Trends and Inspiration from KickBox First off, using the box was inspirational not only in…

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How to Eat an Elephant

Thank you, I believe I am ready to order.  I will have the elephant, please.…

System Solutions

“The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” ~ Thomas Edison

Core Values & Cupcakes

An Ideation Summit is a process that transforms stakeholders with divergent interests into collaborators. It…

The Leader and The Manager: A Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Conversation

We’ve just wrapped our first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) Leading Innovation in Arts and…

Design Thinking for Hot People

I was studying Design Thinking a few weeks ago and simultaneously reflecting on yet another…

Design Thinking

Design thinking is an iterative process that helps you move from having a seed of an idea to a plan for experimenting on a small scale. Using design thinking, which is based in the scientific method, helps you question your assumptions and explore a wide range of possible solutions to the problem you are trying to solve.

A Journey from Concept to Prototype

“WHO WILL WE BUILD?” This is the cryptic conceptual question that I posed at the…

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The Summit at Sundance: Cultural Sector Ideation

We prepared a report that documents the ideas generated and some of the materials used to help participants frame the issues and work on the solutions at our Summit at Sundance.