The 10 Most Awesomely Useful Innovation Labs Posts… Ever, was not enough.
There are 5 other incredible but under-hyped articles that either got published at the wrong time or whose content was a little harder to stomach than the fluffy-wuffy niceness of the top 10.
These 5 pose a bigger challenge. Because they are either quite provocative, conceptually more advanced, or just push damn hard at the boundaries of traditional ways of working.
But try them. We dare you.
Forget about innovation. Instead jump onto your teacher’s desk and speculate wildly, throttle risk aversion, charge service users, put the techies in control and think like a designer, not a charity.
Done it already? Then you can probably stop reading now. But in case you haven’t yet managed all of the above please read this.
This video is critical. If you’re running a digital service or product then you need to understand about user, social and financial value. You also need to understand the relationship between the three. This isn’t easy. It took Dan 7 years of meditation in the Nominet Trust inner sanctum to attain the wisdom. We were just fortunate enough to be there the first time he talked about it. Which is double damn whoopdee lucky for you. Watch.
Or ‘I messed up so you don’t have to’. Get over your fear of failure and open your arms to the learning of us who got it wrong. Or keep relying on wishing and hoping everything works out alright. Its your choice. Just don’t expect us not to say “we told you so”.
Go back to 2012 and see how we got it right and wrong. Young people don’t have all the answers. No one does. So use a framework and balance people’s views with rigorous design processes. Then read the rest of this website and you’ll be light years ahead of the rest. Read.
Do you know what makes a great team? Its not what you probably think. You actually need a few special social tech secret ingredients…
This is how the Doc Ready team used penguin logic, mashed potato and darts strategy to make a smokin’ hot product (and have a good time in the process). Read.
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