Innovation in Practice Blog

July 23, 2018

Swiping the Blank Slate: Accelerate Your Career Success by Jumpstarting Innovative Thinking

By Nurit Shmilovitz-Vardi We’ve all been there. Your manager assigns your next project, handing you the relevant materials along with the following demand: “This needs to […]
July 9, 2018

Breaking Fixedness: Saving the Boys of the Thai Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave

News of a boys soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand brought back memories of the Chilean miners trapped 2,300 feet underground in August 2010. […]
June 25, 2018

Making Big, Bold Assertions to Drive Design Strategy

By Jon Kolko Design strategy is built on assertion. On the way to a great design strategy is the creation of a series of value assertions: […]
June 11, 2018

Innovation Sighting: Attribute Dependency and the Shape-Shifting Mannequin

Robotics and Fashion Design are two industries not typically paired together. Designer Audrey-Laure Bergenthal has done just that by designing a robotic mannequin that can change size […]
June 1, 2018

Innovation Sighting: Digital License Plates Using Task Unification and Attribute Dependency

A digital license plate that can change display and track the vehicle is currently being tested in California. 116 of these innovative tags that come with […]
May 1, 2018

Innovation Sighting: Amazon’s New Delivery – The Division Technique in Action 

Amazon.com Inc., the largest internet retailer in the world, is paving the way for another delivery option by bringing packages directly to a customer’s car. As […]
April 9, 2018

Innovative Advances in Pricing

ORIS Intelligence released the following update in mid-March, providing strategic information for Houseware manufacturers. Pricing Violations Heating Up in Housewares Industry: ORIS Intelligence Reveals New Insights […]
March 20, 2018

Register Now: Design Your Innovation Blueprint at Columbia Business School

The Columbia Business School Executive Education program is, once again, partnering with SIT to bring Design Your Innovation Blueprint: Leveraging Systematic Inventive Thinking. Registration is now […]
March 14, 2018

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Samsung’s New Smart TV

Imagine no longer deliberating between trendy art, your favorite photos, or the nonnegotiable family TV for your prominent living room wall. Samsung’s new 2018 QLED TVs […]
February 20, 2018

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Imagine pulling out of the driveway for your regular jaunt to the grocery store. While turning the corner to exit your neighborhood the car console screen […]
September 20, 2021

Episode 60: Elephants and Mice – Creative Lessons from Nature

Do you remember being told as a kid that elephants are afraid of mice? Well, I hate to break it to you, but that’s not true. […]
September 27, 2021

Episode 061: Mayochup – The Act of Creation in Food Flavors

Creativity is nothing more than the collision of two previously unrelated things. To be creative, you simply have to take two things that don’t belong together, […]
October 4, 2021

Episode 062: The Creativity Crystal Ball – How to Improve the Quality of Your Ideas

We all want to improve the quality of our ideas. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be here. So let me give you one quick tip that […]
October 11, 2021

Episode 063: Home, Home on the Range – Creative Lessons in Our National Parks

“Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play!” You probably recognize that lyric from the very popular song, […]
October 18, 2021

Episode 064: Can You Learn Creativity? Check Out These Amazing Ideas from Students Using SIT

If you’ve been tuning in to the podcast for a while, you probably remember the one thing I always say: creativity is a skill that anyone […]