Are you struggling with a challenge at work and wish you could get some words of wisdom from someone who’s been there? In our new Creative Confidence Podcast series, Mentor Moment, we call on IDEO professionals to help our IDEO U community.
IDEO’s Michelle Lee and Brendan Boyle share small ways you can experiment with bringing a playful mindset into your work and examples of using play to surface innovative approaches to serious challenges.
Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan reflects on the past, present, and future of Khan Academy and shares his vision for the evolution of education. If you hope to have greater impact in the world or you’re working up the courage to take a chance on a business idea, look to Sal’s journey for inspiration.
It happens to the best of us. You’ve got a great idea and you’re excited to make it happen. But when you introduce this brilliant gem to the organization—wham! Up go the roadblocks. Obstacles to innovation can creep up when you least expect them.
We sat down with IDEO Toy Lab Founder Brendan Boyle to talk about getting comfortable with divergent thinking and moving from ideation to real innovations in the marketplace. Here are a few of our favorite highlights...
Having recently joined IDEO, I was fascinated by the way design researchers can enter any situation, and instantly make people feel at ease. They can interview anyone, from wounded veterans to wedding planners, and encourage them to open up and share their unfiltered opinions.