design thinking

IBM Government Prototypes: How We Developed CaliConnects

At the IBM Bluemix Garage, we believe in innovating with speed and incrementally delivering impressive solutions. To build a working prototype — see CaliConnects — in three weeks, we enabled our autonomous, multidisciplinary team of experienced business, technology, and process innovation experts and product owner to learn, build, and iterate, using the labor categories in the request for […]

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Design Thinking : Making Blockchain Real

At IBM we focus on making Blockchain real for business, cutting through the hype and gobbledygook.  We are a founder member and code contributor to the Linux Foundation Hyperledger Project, because we are convinced that an open governance, open source, open standards approach is best suited to building a new class of Blockchain for closed, premissioned & trusted business networks. […]

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Avoiding “Ready – Fire – Aim” with Design Thinking

Too many projects fail because the problem is not thoroughly understood, and the objectives made clear before the solution is finalised. Often referred to by my friends in the military as “Ready – Fire – Aim”! I almost succumbed to this earlier in my career. I was the new leader of a recently acquired German […]

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Bringing Design Thinking Into Government

When most people hear about “design thinking,” they immediately conjure up an image of fashion design, or a sleek, new tech toy like the Nest thermostat. But design thinking is so much more than a physical product. It is a way of thinking. For example, if you were asked to design a new vase, you […]

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