design process

Could business design be the missing design ingredient in your team?

Could business design be the missing design ingredient in your team?

Business designers essentially apply design thinking to traditional business strategy to find new opportunities for growth.

Why having an ideation process is just as important as having ideas

Why having an ideation process is just as important as having ideas

I understand we all have different takes on the creative process, but I think it would be very beneficial for the industry, and ourselves, to reflect more on it and make it as accessible as possible.

Before the brainstorm: some resources to check out before your startup ideation session

Before the brainstorm: some resources to check out before your startup ideation session

If you’re trying to come up with a startup idea that responds to these changes in tech and society or that aims to solve the problems associated with them, you’ll need to adopt a creative mindset.

Mindful Creativity: How to increase creative focus in five steps

Mindful Creativity: How to increase creative focus in five steps

When people talk about overcoming distractions from creativity, they tend to focus on reorganizing to-do lists or emptying inboxes. But in order to set ourselves up for a successful new routine, it’s important to understand who we are and what we’re trying to achieve.

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

There is almost never success without failure. So when we are trying to help our teams develop an innovative mind, failure should be part of the conversation.

What makes a good business designer?

What makes a good business designer?

Having spent time meeting, chatting and listening to business designers of all experience levels, we’ve come up with a list of things we keep hearing when we ask them: “What does it take to be a good business designer?”.

How do we define creativity?

How do we define creativity?

It’s kind of tricky to find a catchy, one-line definition of creativity but, thankfully, quite a few experts on how the brain and the creative process works have had a good go at it for us.

What business design means and how it could make your projects stronger

What business design means and how it could make your projects stronger

It's a fact. Creatives don't want to think about numbers. It's commonly seen as the annoying part, and it's typically pushed until the end of the process. But, it's that the best way?

Reasons why a self-managed team creates better ideas than traditional structures

Reasons why a self-managed team creates better ideas than traditional structures

It can be hard to share the power and let your team decide for themselves, but the truth is, that will empower them to create better ideas. Here is why.

Overcoming the barrier of the blank page

Overcoming the barrier of the blank page

The truth is creativity needs fuel. It needs to start from somewhere. It doesn't matter if you a senior creative or new to the industry. Your mind can't create from zero.

Useful creative skills to have while brainstorming

Useful creative skills to have while brainstorming

Everyone's brain is different. Some people are good at coming up with crazy ideas, and others feel more comfortable with rational thinking. So, what are the best skills for the idea generation?