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After decades of helping organizations prosper at IDEO and in our own practices, we came together to form Innovationship. We use design thinking methods to infuse an innovative culture throughout your business. Recent clients include Juniper Networks, Kaiser Permanente, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, and SanDisk.
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innovation trainingOver 6 months we worked with Sunnyvale-based Fujitsu Labs of America to introduce design thinking methods, including field observation, brainstorming, and storyboarding. Their team gained innovation leadership skills and 2 possible initiatives emerged.

innovation trainingInnovationship participated in The Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI), a program produced by Blue Shield Foundation California. At UCLA we led workshops, observation exercises, and mentoring conferences. Each clinic applied insights from CLI work to its innovation programs.

innovation trainingHundreds of Qualcomm engineers and user researchers gained design thinking skills in workshops led by The Fairfax Group and Innovationship. We also guided brainstorming for the Qualcomm Life Advisory Council as it discussed applications in healthcare technology.

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Bringing Design Thinking to UTEC in Lima, Peru

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Why Design THINKING?

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Steve Jobs: The Value of Early Prototyping

Prototypes are the currency of innovation. Ideas, in and of themselves, are great for greasing the wheels of innovation and keeping the creative fire burning. But for an idea to be useful, it must be contextualized, it must...More

And the Oscar goes to...

The Global Innovation Summit in San Jose was great: the Oscar goes to T2VC for a wonderful event. What a great conference T2VC produced in San Jose: Global Innovation Summit 2015. The room was packed with people from...More

Intelligent devices can make us stupid

Navigation apps are great at getting us to our destination, but teach us nothing about the place we're in. The more they tell us, the less we know. I love my Waze app, and can’t imagine what it would be like to get from...More