Innovation is a very broad word. During our first meetup we discussed what it means to us and all the angles it can represent. You can see it in our detox board here: http://bit.ly/2nmJqj7. It is more than creating something new that adds value to people and impacts the market, it's a way of working and acting for a meaningful purpose. Innovation is a result achieved by people.
The intention of this group is to tackle "how" can we do that. Learning together about creative and critical thinking, methodologies and techniques based on Design Thinking, behavior design, prototyping, business modeling and more.
What do we do?
In a safe environment, we practice tools and techniques that can help us make our companies be more innovative. Every meetup will be facilitated by a different member of this group, Ellen and I will provide support to run the session where we will provide constructive feedback, growing together as designful innovators.
Think about this meetup as a serious playground!
Why do we do it?
Usually, it is very difficult to practice or learn something new within your daily work. We do this to learn and connect with like-minded people, building a community who believes that companies can be better at what they do using human-centered design as a core competence.