Activity: Pattern recognition Choose a problem to work on or select one from the list below. How to reduce waiting time in a busy coffee shop? How to persuade people in a busy office to recycle more? How to improve the flow of people round a busy museum/art gallery and avoid
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In this TED talk Charles Leadbeater makes the case for innovation becoming a much more open activity involving a wide range of stakeholders.
In this TED talk Stephen Johnson explains how ideas emerge and connect to enable innovation.
Think about a service process which you have been involved in recently – a visit to the bank, shopping, waiting in a restaurant, booking tickets online, etc. Now try using some of the tools below – or others you can think of – to explore ways in which this process could be improved.
Mind-mapping is a powerful tool to help explore problems and assist search for patterns and connections. You can find a brief explanation here And more details here.
Activity – Blocks to creativity
This exercise is designed to reflect on creativity as a process. recollecting creativity
Here are some activities which give you a chance to try out shared problem solving approaches: Brainstorming Uses for Six thinking hats
- Using the 4Ps approach to explore innovation space
- Uses for ….
- Uses for …
- The Way We Do Things Around Here
- Success and Failure in Innovation
- Strategic planning for implementation
- Strategic advantage through knowledge
- Strategic advantage through innovation
- SPOTS – an audit framework for new product or service development