A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow. — Ovid
Any music lover who subscribes to a streaming-music service such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, or the like has entered into a bargain that represents a profound shift in the way we consume. Each song remains in the possession of the service as we listen to it, and we forfeit any claim of ownership. In
Ken Segall, the former creative director of advertising at Apple, Inc., says that “there is no such thing as simplicity; there is only the perception of simplicity.” In this video, he discusses how simplicity is more than a simple product or design — particularly at a company like Apple, where he worked with Steve Jobs
Innovation is a “creative muscle” that needs to be flexed and exercised regularly to be strong and effective. Anyone can innovate — and some of the best or most creative innovations come from everyday people (not just the creative geniuses).
Design thinking is the art of implementing elements from a “designer’s toolkit” to create innovative solutions and systems. When applied the right way, it can offer considerable benefits.
Design thinking is a process that emphasizes creating human-centric solutions to common business problems. While this general definition explains the primary goal of design thinking, it doesn’t really cover the how of the process.
A company’s culture can have a strong influence on both current employees and potential hires. With the right company culture, an organization can attract and retain engaged employees who add value to the business.
Many businesses could benefit from applying the principles of design thinking to their work. However, too many businesses focus on the wrong things when they use design thinking, which can actually keep them from realizing the innovation benefits of the whole process.
Design thinking, or applying the principles of creative design and reasoning to business challenges in a way that focuses on the needs of people, is gaining momentum as the new standard operating procedure for companies across the globe. Educational institutions are starting to offer special design thinking courses to students as the demand for design thinking-cognizant
Design thinking has become a major focus in recent years. As with many innovative thinking and business concepts, design thinking promises companies a chance to become the next Apple or Target.