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3 pathways to implementing design thinking in a large company

Disruptive innovations are challenging traditional industries and established players to seek new ways to enhance their internal innovation capabilities. Implementing design thinking into organizational practices can help bring users and their real needs to the center of the company, but remember to take into account varying perceptions across the organization, implement incrementally and secure mandate

Tactics for selling design issues in large organisations

Integrating design thinking to existing structures takes more than just top-down mandates. Designers can become active issue sellers concretising the benefits of design approaches throughout their organisations, but they need access to information and channels to do so.

Perinteinen strategiatyö on aikansa elänyt

Yrityksiä ja toimialoja ravisuttavat monet muutosvoimat, joista yksi tärkeimmistä on digitalisaatio. Keskustelu aiheesta käy kuumana, ja usein erehdytään toivomaan epämääräisen “digiloikan” ratkaisevan kaikki ongelmat.  

Research finds opportunities for improvement in energy saving design

Most work in sustainable product development focuses on energy and resource efficient design. While this is a valuable and worthy tactic, it does not always result in actual energy saving during device use. This is because users may not want to, or know how to, use the device in an energy efficient manner. In fact,

The second Design Factory Bootcamp

The Second Design Factory Bootcamp was held last week. The one-week intensive hands-on experience of the Design Factory concept was organized to help five institutes from all around the world to help them build their own interdisciplinary platform. The participants took the first steps in planning the DF concept for their home institution.

Design Factory virus is spreading around the world

7th Design Factory launched in Portugal, as the Porto Design Factory inauguration took place on Monday May 11th Design Factory Global Network is a group of innovation platforms around the world, which are all based on the Design Factory model developed in Aalto University.

Arjen harmi tekee keksijän

Mikä yhdistää maastopyörän, Post-it-lapun, lenkkitossut, internetin ja energiapatukan? Niiden kehittäjillä menivät hermot. Tieteen keinoin voidaan selvittää, mitä keksitään seuraavaksi.