The first day at the Artificial Intelligence Retreat was a day of divergence, brain dumping and download. The floor is now covered with index cards, and the workshop space walls are blossoming with prophecies, gradients, book lists and clusters of new vocabularies.
We want you to become an undercover innovator - this is the first of two articles giving tips on how to kick-start design-led innovation in your organisation.
Our next Clearleft Presents event is packed with knowledge and insights that you can’t afford to not to know. Intrigued? Get the low-down from workshop leader and renowned raconteur, Mike Monteiro.
What happens when a group of 15 Artificial Intelligence experts head to a remote hotel in the western Norwegian mountains?
Are there ever winners in the war between PowerPoints and Post-it notes? Or is it about picking your battles?
With just over a month to go until our second annual Leading Design conference, I’ve taken time to reflect on how the original idea for the event came about, and share a rundown of what you lucky Leading Design attendees can expect this time round…
One thing we see time and again with corporate clients is the huge gulf between the leadership’s vision for the company, and what they are actually able to deliver. Fortunately this is something design, and especially design thinking, can help with.
The rational economist would like to think that most of us would choose £100 next month over £90 today. Yet study after study has shown that humans crave instant gratification - is it any wonder that many companies prioritise quarterly revenue over longer term investments?
Establishing leadership is effectively the same as asking the question “How are we going to make decisions and resolve any conflicts that may come up?”. Traditionally, this often means the buck stopping with one individual. But instead of thinking of one accountable person, can you benefit from putting various people ‘in charge’ of aspects of your collaboration?
When large organisations attempt to transform themselves, they try to do it wholesale. This often leads to significant push-back, with the more risk-averse departments slowing or derailing the process entirely. Here’s how a multi-modal approach can help.
Ever felt like you were churning out paperwork like one of those monkeys at typewriters in the Simpsons? Here’s why the devil sometimes is the detail, and how simple walkthroughs are a useful but often underrated communication tool.
Design sprints are a lot of fun and can be a great way for teams to swarm around a particular design problem - but they can also be exhausting! Here are some tips to get the most out of your next design sprint.
We asked Jake Knapp, bestselling author and leader of our upcoming Clearleft Presents Design Sprint workshop, to give us the lowdown on his ‘workshop work’. Who knew that workshops could be so addictive?
I’m starting to see a slightly disturbing trend in our interactions with senior leadership teams, which I’m calling sticky note fatigue.
Mirroring your development and live environment is important. With HTTPS becoming ubiquitous, now we need to mirror that, too. Here’s how.
There’s been a lot of talk in corporate circles around digital transformation of late. When I find myself in these conversations, it often feels like people are talking at cross-purposes. Recently I discovered the reasons why.
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