The goal of this workshop is to plan innovation opportunities in a selected topic of interest.

Teams will conceive offerings that an organization can build and map out future possibilities. Teams will go through a structured innovation process that includes researching the potential audience, understanding the context for the innovation, recognizing new opportunities, conceiving systemic solutions, and demonstrating how innovative new offerings will work. The workshop will guide students to build on some key methods described in the book “101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization.

Learning Objectives
Students will go through all stages of an integrated innovation planning process. Emphasis will be on using structured methods for producing reliable results at all stages. There will also be focus on combining user-driven and business-driven innovations in the context of an organization. Students will also learn about how best to plan for future opportunities and demonstrate their value.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will become familiar with a variety of methods to plan innovations for organizations.
  • They will also learn about creating systemic solutions and strategies for organizations.
  • Students will learn about user-driven frameworks to drive concepts and plans
  • They will develop capabilities to demonstrate the value of proposed solutions and plans