Why you should care more about insights

Posted by Chris Jackson on May 15, 2019 5:43:15 PM

 What was the last insight you encountered that really changed your mind or shifted your perspective?

I need an example when you heard or read something, and you went away and created change in your organisation or personal life.

Do you have one? Great. If not, why not? Insights are everywhere, aren't they?

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Topics: strategic foresight, design thinking, innovation, insight, insights, customer insight, research

Enabling innovation culture

Posted by Chris Jackson on Apr 17, 2019 4:46:02 PM

In a previous post I threw out some thinking about design thinking and how you might think beyond it, depending on your own context and the problem space you find yourself in.

But, if you are trying to build new products, experiences or services, or addressing complex challenges, how can you increase the opportunity for success?

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Topics: design thinking, design-led innovation, inclusion, capability building, diversity, innovation culture

Thinking about Design Thinking

Posted by Chris Jackson on Apr 17, 2019 4:35:45 PM

Design thinking is a term that is many things to different people.

For some designers it has undermined the perception of their own skill and approaches as a professional. For businesses it promises innovation and the ability to increase market share and company growth. For other disciplines, it’s an opportunity to poke fun at a wall full of post-it notes and innovation-centric, fluffy jargon.

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Topics: strategic foresight, design thinking, innovation, futures thinking, experiential futures, complexity, wicked problems

What is Strategic Foresight?

Posted by Chris Jackson on Mar 22, 2019 4:56:50 PM

As stated by The Futures School, Strategic Foresight "is an organizational, social, and personal practice that allows us to create functional and operational views of alternative futures and possibilities."

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Topics: strategic foresight, inclusive futures, design thinking, innovation, futures thinking, experiential futures

Articles, insights and resources on strategic foresight and innovation

Welcome to the We Create Futures blog, where we provide content and tools to help you achieve better outcomes in your own strategy and innovation work.

Content on the blog includes:

  • Thinking and insights on strategy, foresight, creativity and innovation
  • Resources to help you with strategy, futures and design thinking
  • News and offers on workshops, programmes and events

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