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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.

How can leaders balance bold leadership and crowdsourcing?

Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, suggests that organizations can get information from their customers to inform programming without giving away the ability to make their own programming choices.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Everyone is looking for ways to be more creative and make organizations more innovative. In…

The human factor in service design

“The human factor in service design” discusses the importance of understanding what truly motivates your…

Why are we still so compelled to experience live performance?

We’ve all heard about the TED videos, but there’s also a section of the TED…

How do cultural institutions become innovative organizations?

Jeff DeGraff is professor of management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a member of The Chief Executive Program’s New Nature of Competition faculty. In this clip he talks about the importance of diversity in innovation

The Innovator’s DNA, or More Disruption

What do you think? Can innovation be learned? Does it flow from the individual to the organization? Does it require staggering genius?

OpenIDEO – Home

Are there ways to take what makes each of our arts institutions unique and capture that experience through technology? Is it just the “end product” that engages our communities, or are there opportunities throughout the entire process of creation and presentation?

Disrupting College

Clay Christensen and his team at Innosight Institute apply Christensen’s model of disruptive innovation to…

An Optimist’s Tour of the Future

As arts organizations face an increasing number of challenges, it might help us all to lighten the load by “unlearning” some things – Matt Ridley sketches out what a few of those things might be.

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams