New Haircut is an innovation strategy firm that uses design thinking to help teams unlock their next big idea.Contact Playmaker
New Haircut opened for business in 2010 as a product development studio.
After years of launching solutions that nobody wanted or needed, in 2015 we rebuilt our approach around design thinking. We spent the next several years embedding design thinking in the way we operated, grew our team, collaborated, and conceptualized new products & services.
After transforming our own methods & mindsets, we now consult and train other teams who are excited to achieve real, measurable innovation.
Innovation of processes, people and systems to better align the company with its business strategy and vision.
Strategic ideation of the direction and activities of business development.
Rapid ideation, prototyping, and testing ideas that solve major business challenges.
Creation of innovative solutions to prototype and test through problem framing, user research, and challenging assumptions.
Creation, development and implementation of a new product, process or service to add value.
Definition, understanding and prioritization of complex business problems to make better decisions, faster.
Use of visual information and processing to work visually and speed up on innovation.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jay on a number of different projects across two companies. I always rely on him when I need strong design facilitation, or to help upskill my team in their ability to facilitate design thinking on their own. He is outstanding in both aspects, providing great tips, tricks and reusable toolsets. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to bring him in to help solve a problem.