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Identify Growth Opportunities Using Human-Centered Design

Identify Growth Opportunities Using Human-Centered Design 2560 1440 Diana Sonis

Human-Centered Design (HCD) is about understanding and meeting human needs in business, but how do you identify growth opportunities using Human-Centered Design?  As a business, you have customers (or at…

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Key Customer Experience Statistics for 2020

Key Customer Experience Statistics for 2020 2560 1440 Diana Sonis

As Human-Centered Design (a.k.a. HCD) practitioners, we spend a lot of time discussing how and why this approach makes sense as a business strategy for our clients. To make these…

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Create a Human-Centered Business in 2020

Create a Human-Centered Business in 2020 2560 1707 Diana Sonis

There is a food store in the U.S. that is so popular the checkout lines often wrap around the store, spilling onto the street. The company doesn’t do much marketing,…

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On The Road To Systemic Innovation: What NOT to do.

On The Road To Systemic Innovation: What NOT to do. 2448 3264 Diana Sonis

This is Part 3 in the On The Road To Systemic Innovation series. Part 1 discussed whether your organization is set up for innovation in the first place, and Part…

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On The Road To Systemic Innovation: Practical Steps.

On The Road To Systemic Innovation: Practical Steps. 4021 2764 Diana Sonis

This is Part 2 in the On The Road To Systemic Innovation series. Part 1 discussed discussed whether your organization is set up for innovation in the first place, and…

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On The Road To Systemic Innovation: Are you set up for it?

On The Road To Systemic Innovation: Are you set up for it? 5760 3840 Diana Sonis

This is Part 1 in the On The Road To Systemic Innovation series. Part 2 discusses Practical Steps, and Part 3 touches on What Not To Do. Starting something new…

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User Centricity Through Systemic Innovation

User Centricity Through Systemic Innovation 1001 668 Diana Sonis

I just finished reading Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. It’s a fascinating account of the rise & fall of Theranos, the “innovative” blood testing company that mistook innovation for a…

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The Path to Innovation

The Path to Innovation 5472 3648 Diana Sonis

“I don’t want innovation,” said no business… ever. Everyone wants it because innovation means growth, market share, sustainable profit, more valuable brand equity; in other words, life. It’s the botox…

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Design Thinking ≠ Innovation

Design Thinking ≠ Innovation 1001 668 Diana Sonis

Design thinking does not guarantee innovation. It’s a process structured to get you thinking in a different way; to get your siloed teams to think differently together; to focus on…

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Invention ≠ Innovation

Invention ≠ Innovation 4288 2848 Diana Sonis

We use a lot of words interchangeably in conversations. If we use something long enough to stand-in for something else, and if the difference is subtle enough, eventually people will…

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