MURAL for educators had a recent presentation by Adam Kallish, which focused on how design can address contemporary complexities at the macroeconomic level.
On March 3rd, our own Jim Kalbach was joined by Parker Lee, managing partner at Territory, and Jim Van Over from the Chief Innovation Office at ServiceNow to discuss the Work Forward movement they've started - and how you can be a part of it.
In our first webinar with Professor Jeanne Liedtka (University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business), she reported on her in-depth research of over 30 organizations who used design thinking in practice -
MURAL took our show on the road to Chicago in August, and worked together with LUMA Institute and other Design Thinking champions to introduce this trend to an underdog department within companies: The Human Resources/People + Culture teams.
"Design thinking isn't just a methodology, it's a mindset." - Idean
As we make more progress with design thinking and it gains continued adoption within the world's most innovative companies, the urgency of how we measure it grows.
Conversations matter. We literally build our lives one conversation at a time, but we're also defined by the limits of the conversations we can and can't have.
Design sprints are a great way to bring your team together to focus on a single problem - but what if your team doesn’t have the time or budget to fly everyone to the same location to run a sprint?
It's been a great year for those of us who promote the use of Design Thinking. Change-makers in large organizations, you now have examples and frameworks to make & support business cases.
People around the globe have recognized the value of design thinking, yet many are struggling to successfully integrate it into their daily work and work culture.
Design thinking offers a problem-solving approach widely adopted by the most innovative companies and organizations - but beyond anecdotal success stories, there is little (in-depth) research to validate its actual impact - until now.
If you think remote collaboration is hard, you’re not alone. Chances are one of these challenges sounds familiar:
If you’ve ever been frustrated at the lack of tangible takeaways following a design workshop, you’re not alone. Many teams find that design thinking workshops don’t often lead to real product improvements.
Around the world, people are recognizing the value of design thinking for more than just products and services. Yet many organizations have a hard time scaling the methods company-wide, causing innovation to suffer.
At present, state-of-the-art technology for design thinking typically consists of sticky notes and flipcharts.
All successful companies must eventually answer the same basic question: How do you establish new growth strategies and business opportunities from within your organization?
Behind every successful business is innovative strategy. Not just one, but several. Because according to Justin Lokitz, Managing Director at Business Models Inc. and co-author of Design a Better Business, strategy is iterative.
Strategy is a fuzzy terms that means different things to different people. Sometimes it gets confused with analysis. This includes everything from market size to technical assessments to financial prognosis.
Agile development breaks software development down into small chunks, called user stories. These are short descriptions of a feature from the user’s perspective.
Can you think of times when using a little more “design thinking” in an unexpected challenge, project presentation, or important meeting might have changed your project outcomes?
Recently, MURAL had the pleasure to work with the Digital Media Management student crew 7 at Hyper Island in Manchester. The school is located in the Northern Quarter, known as the city's creative hub.
Companies are transforming into design-driven organizations. They invest in amazing innovation centers and have top design agencies come in to consult them.
John is an Associate Professor at the Buffalo State International Center for Studies in Creativity. He is part of a team dedicated to researching and teaching the science of creativity.
Let’s face it: planning a large event is a daunting task. Juggling all of the moving parts and combining them into a successful program is taxing.
You’ve experienced this before: a creative team comes together for a workshop. Maybe it’s new project or you need to brainstorm new product together. Everyone is stoked, and there’s magic in the air.
During the last few weeks I had the pleasure of joining Sam Yep, Chief Design Officer of SAP and a fellow at the Stanford d.school, and his crew, together with Baba Shiv.
MURAL is designed for creative professionals. With that in mind, we are tailoring our product and services to optimize working of design work collaboratively.
Earlier this year we started a residency inside IDEO. We were looking forward to pause for a bit and redefine the fundamentals of our business.
We’re not going to tell anyone how to brainstorm. But we may challenge you to think about it a little differently (or at least, to not stop there).
Acting the UI can be a very cool way to prototype an experience.