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Innovation

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

Where Innovation Happens

Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, suggests that innovation happens when risk and reward are inverted.

Using Design Thinking

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, outlines some misconceptions about Design Thinking.

Design Thinking: Solving Right Problem

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about the importance of challenging your question to ensure you are solving the right problem.

Design Thinking: Sampling Extreme Users

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, discusses the benefit you can gain from looking outside your everyday users and audiences.

Design Thinking: Experiment Forward

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about the iterative approach of Design Thinking.

Design Thinking: How to Effectively Brainstorm

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shares the Design Thinking approach to brainstorming.

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.

Using a Hackathon to Foster a More Open and Innovative Organizational Culture

In 2012, The Walters Art Musuem hosted an event that invited the technology and creative communities to work together to build programs and applications inspired by art or to address specific challenges faced by museums. The event gave them some concrete ideas for programs and applications but it also gave them a new way to approach their work.

Empathy Map

This lesson, developed by NAS in partnership with Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, will walk you through a process to help you understand the circumstances and needs of the client.

Design Thinking Isn’t a Miracle Cure, but Here’s How It Helps

With that helpful and perhaps needed disclaimer out of the way, writer/designer/consultant Helen Waters pens…

What is Design Thinking?

Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, explains the concept of Design Thinking.

How do cultural institutions, particularly established ones, use Design Thinking?

Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, talks about peeling away all the layers to get to the essence of your organization’s mission.