Design Thinking

Strategy

How SAP is building engagement through co-creation

The enterprise software industry emerged in the 1990s as an attempt to bring standardisation to business processes and fast-track outcomes for clients. But in an era where personalisation of experiences is now critical, software makers are having to rethink how to bring flexibility back into these products.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 9 digital marketing trends for 2019

If there's one thing about marketing that can be said to be constant, it's that it always changes. With new technologies, such as voice, AI, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, natural language processing and facial recognition, about to become mainstream, it can feel as marketers, that we are always chasing our tails.

Strategy

Why this design leader doesn't mind if he's with the CIO or CMO

For many organisations, the emergence of digital channels necessitated creation of an entirely new business function to support them. A key question then is where to house that function – within marketing, IT, operations, customer, or someplace else?

Leadership

Why you need to design CX change, not just do it

Too many organisations are “doing” before “designing” when it comes to digital and customer transformation, and not going deep enough into insights analysis and cultural change.

Leadership

Why design and human-centred design thinking is so important to IBM

Design thinking began in the realm of design, academia and startups. But it’s increasingly gaining favour in the corporate world as a tool and methodology for designing business processes, products and services, problem identification and problem solving and ensuring a more human and customer-centric approach.

Digital Marketing

Design thinking: Leading with experience

​Marketers spend a lot of their time convincing people to buy their organisation’s products and services. But what if those same products and services were so well designed, they simply sold themselves?

Leadership

How this startup is using design thinking to tackle Uber

When you are battling a competitor valued at US$62.5 billion, any edge you gain may prove crucial in securing your position. Such is the situation for Sydney-based taxi booking service, Ingogo, which is tapping design thinking in order to compete in the broader point-to-point transportation market against US-based behemoth, Uber.

Leadership

Five things marketers can learn from designers

Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, hired Mauro Porcini to serve as the company’s first chief design officer. The goal: To help Pepsi grow its core brands. Likewise, venture firm, Kleiner Perkins, wooed designer John Maeda to become the firm’s design partner. So why are highly successfully companies putting top-notch designers in key leadership roles?

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Blog Posts

Channelling climate positive design

As we enter 2020, the new decade spells infinite possibility in digital and design. Yet ironically, the biggest trend we’re facing has nothing to do to with innovative technology. It is something much more ‘down to earth’: The state of our planet. Or more specifically: Climate change.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

Non-linear transformation: The internal struggle

Let’s face it, transformation is messy. Every business is different, with a set of specific challenges based on a mixture of external (the market, competitors, regulation) and internal factors (technology, people and process investments over time).

Neil Kelly

Partner, transformation, Wunderman Thompson

7 ways to champion a human centred design culture

Human Centred Design (HCD) has come a long way in the last decade with many forward-thinking organisations now asking for HCD teams on their projects. It’s increasingly seen as essential to unlocking innovation, driving superior customer experiences and reducing delivery risk.

Shane Burford

Head of research and design, RXP Group

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Henry Reid

9 Ways to Improve Your Company's CRM System

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Mae Davis

7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

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Andrea Foster

How to spot a ‘design-led’ versus ‘design-fed’ company

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How the ABC used an online community to help build a movement

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Vanessa Skye Mitchell

5 things marketers should know about data privacy in 2020

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