Hybrid Design Research Method: Roundtable Review

[110] in the Methods You Don’t Use Yet series

Expert Roundtable Review

Problem:  For a product or service inquiry, we often see the need to rapidly gather highly relevant feedback and informed opinions on a new concept. A similar problem is noted when a project team is identifying the opportunities for innovation and must conduct . . . → Read More: Hybrid Design Research Method: Roundtable Review

The persistent persona

I have to admit not getting the fuss about personas. With a raft of new UX books out in recent years, including 2 books on personas in 2006 alone, I am always amused at the extent to which we (in UX, but also in design generally) believe we must re-invent everything. As if . . . → Read More: The persistent persona

Semantics of Innovation

“That’s a great deal to make one word mean,” Alice said in a thoughtful tone. “When I make a word do a lot of work like that,” said Humpty Dumpty, “I always pay it extra.”

Lewis Carroll (1872) Through the Looking Glass

What twists and turns we put to the word “innovation .” We make . . . → Read More: Semantics of Innovation

IDEO Smart Space – A transformation of what?

IDEO’s Urban Pre-Planning

Can its “Smart Space” practice shake up the lumbering world of infrastructure, zoning, and public process? IDEO gets so much press on their approach to architectural projects – perhaps because its a relatively new space for design, and few other firms are taking it on in the . . . → Read More: IDEO Smart Space – A transformation of what?