From Power Skills to Your Superpower: Our Most Popular Articles of 2022

From power skills to your superpower: Our most read articles of 2022

On the IDEO U blog, we cover all kinds of topics that aim to make you more creative, inspired, and impactful in the workplace. Here are some of our most popular articles, ranging from brainstorming power skills.


1. What is Design Thinking?

Venn diagram of desirability, feasibility, and viability in design thinking

A regular favorite of our readers, we explain what design thinking is, how it can help your organization, and 4 ways to get started.


2. What’s Your Work Superpower (and its Shadow Side)?

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Everyone has a superpower at work, from empathy to experimentation. Tips on how to find and activate your superpower.


3. 7 Simple Rules of Brainstorming

A list of the rules of brainstorming

When you have a good brainstorming session, ideas start flowing from everybody in the room. These 7 rules of brainstorming are essential.


4. 11 Products & Services Made Using Design Thinking

A collection of medical products made using design thinking,

You might not realize it, but there are products out in the real world that were inspired by design thinking. Here are a few of our favorites.


5. 12 Power Skills to Fuel Your Growth in 2022

Cards with illustrations of different power skills

Power skills like frame shifting and emotional proofreading are next-level soft skills that can supercharge your work. These 12 power skills can help fuel your personal and career growth.


6. Generalist vs. Specialist: Choosing a Path for Career Success

Tetris blocks representing a generalist vs a specialist
Are you a generalist or a specialist? We explore how each approach can influence your career path.


7. 10 Activities To Generate Better Ideas

Three people collaborating with post-its
If you want to get into a creative mindset and come up with an abundance of great ideas, try these ideation activities.


8. How to Prototype a New Business

Prototyping with solar energy equipment
Just like you can prototype a new product or service, you can prototype a business. We talk about tools and strategies that you can use to try out your new business idea.


9. What is Business Design?

Post-its that represent the parts of a business blueprint
Another business-focused post that looks at how design thinking mindsets can be applied to real business challenges. A great introduction to business design.


10. Innovation Accounting: What It Is and How to Get Started

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A look at what innovation accounting is, and how you can use it to transform your organization.


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