Innovation by Design
The Open Innovation Toolkit is a community sourced set of best practices and principles to help you incorporate human-centered design into your product development process. Whether you have a new idea or a working prototype to test, the Open Innovation Toolkit can help.
Immerse yourself in the problem space to better understand your users and market. This allows you to build empathy and, ultimately, generate products and services that people need and want.
This step involves getting out from behind your desk and exploring the world through new perspectives. When we experience the way our users live their lives, we build empathy, which is the root of authentic, creative idea generation.Learn more
Push yourself and your team to generate new ideas using well-proven methods and prompts.
This phase will take you through a process, that moves from creating a large number of ideas to prioritizing and refining the best ones. The methods will allow you to both explore a creative space and get everyone on your team on the same page.Learn more
Create preliminary models of your ideas that allow you to quickly test and evaluate them. Making prototypes early on in your product development allows you to move from ideas to action.
We create prototypes to evaluate our ideas and solutions in the real world. It is an ongoing, iterative process that if done continuously, can help steer you to the product/market fit.Learn more
Commonly Asked Questions
- What is a good definition of a target customer?
- How can I size a target market?
- How do we prototype, workshop, and innovate while being remote?
- How can I validate my assumptions about this feature quickly?
- I am interested in a particular user problem, how do I get started in creating a solution?
- What are the methods to run an ideation session to get new thinking on my product?
- How can I create a meaningful prototype without coding?
- I have this product idea, tell me what the right problem is for it
Jobs to be done
The jobs-to-be-done framework is a helpful way to look at customer motivations in a business setting.