We live in very challenging times. The world around you – and your business – is filled with uncertainty. Cyber attacks, globalization, fast moving technologies, natural disasters, the pace of change is accelerating. But within that uncertainty exist innumerable opportunities to design (or redesign) game-changing business. When you look at the most successful businesses, they […]
The 7 Essential Skills to Innovate like a Designer
These days successful companies don’t just manage their businesses, they design them. Design is fundamentally about enhancing the way you look at the world. It’s is a disciplined and iterative approach that marries creative thinking and analytical rigor focused on creating relevant, intentional, unique value for real people with real needs. When done right, it […]
Using the Design Criteria Canvas as a Scorecard to evaluate Business Model options
Once you generate hundreds of different ideas for your business, how do you choose which ones to work on first? How can you make an informed choice? What are the tools you can use to help you? The design criteria canvas can be used as a score card with which to evaluate potential new business […]
Linking the Customer Journey to your Business Model Canvas
Sometimes it can be difficult to specify the channels and customer relationships building blocks of the business model canvas. When you get stuck there, it can help to look at the customer journey for new ideas and clarity. There is a link between the business model canvas and the customer journey.
How to Design Your Vision on 1 Page
The first thing most people do when they hear the word ‘vision’ in a business context is yawn. That’s because most visions are vague, unclear, and, frankly nothing to get excited about.
Design Thinking Helps ING Bank to put a Strategic Plan on One Page
It’s not that difficult to make something simple, complex. But, if you want to make something complex simple, it requires a great effort. Simplicity is important if you want to communicate a clear business strategy to your employees and customers. ING used the method of design thinking to bring a 250-page strategic REPORT into a single […]
Design, eat, sleep and repeat: 48 hours Design a Better Business Experience
There is no tool culture (yet)!
This is a series of interviews where we talk to experts who have developed tools for strategy and innovation. An interview with Alexander Osterwalder, Co-Founder Strategyzer, Lead Author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design.
Welcome to the War Room
Designers have worked in a visual way for ages, using the walls in their workspaces to put up designs, diagrams, and references. This made it easy for them and often for their team to grasp the project they were working on and keep overview, allowing for new connections and perspectives. you can work like that […]
Election 2016: It’s time for Process-Searching, not Soul Searching
In the aftermath of the Presidential election, there’s been a lot of talk about “soul searching” among Democrats and Clinton supporters. As we try to unpack and learn from this election, however, it may be far more useful to spend time “process searching” about how Trump won. And vow to do it differently next time. […]