Design & Innovation Expert, Vijay Kumar

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Vijay Kumar is a professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He is also a consultant, coach, and advisor to global corporations and organizations. With over 30 years of experience on design innovation, Kumar has taught, published and lectured throughout the world about how to use structured methods for conceiving reliable human-centered innovations and turning them into strategic plans for organizations. He is the inventor of many methods and software tools designed to uncover unexplored innovation opportunities. He regularly conducts executive workshops for organizations in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. He has consulted to numerous global corporations and organizations such as Alamo, Autodesk, Bose, Daishinsha, Hallmark, Kraft Foods, Lenscrafters, Liberty Mutual, McDonald's, Motorola, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Shell, SAS Airlines, Steelcase, T-Mobile, Target, Texas Instruments, Wells Fargo, and Zurich Financials among others. Kumar is a frequent speaker and is widely published on innovation methods. His recent speaking engagements include the CII-NID Design Summit at Delhi, Design Thinking Summit at Singapore, the AllWorld Summit at Harvard University, the World Industrial Design Fair at Ningbo, Innovation Forum at Barcelona, and the Institute of Design Strategy Conference at Chicago.

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Design & Innovation Expert, Vijay Kumar

  1. 1. PRESENTS10 InspirationalMoments fromVIJAYKUMAR
  2. 2. Currently a professorat the Institute ofDesign, IllinoisInstitute of Technology, Chicago30 years of experience ondesign innovation
  3. 3. 1Design is the catalyst toINNOVATION .com/vijay-kumar
  4. 4. 2Innovation works best when it’sCO-CREATEDand involves teams .com/vijay-kumar
  5. 5. 3 Culture is often the biggest barrier to innovation within companies -APPOINT AN INNOVATION CHAMPION .com/vijay-kumar
  6. 6. 4Building innovations around experiences ALWAYS PUTS PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF YOUR IDEAS .com/vijay-kumar
  7. 7. 5To build momentum, seek tocreate incremental innovationsAS OPPOSED TO BREAKTHROUGHS .com/vijay-kumar
  8. 8. 6 To gain traction at the beginning of your innovation process,MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO HAVE ACLEAR HYPOTHESIS .com/vijay-kumar
  9. 9. 7Frequently ask ‘why’ to understandwhy people do what they do -IT’S THE KEY TO MINIMIZINGYOUR CREATIVE RISK .com/vijay-kumar
  10. 10. 8Prototyping early and oftenHELPS REDUCE THE GUESSING GAME .com/vijay-kumar
  11. 11. 9Innovative leaders have an obsessionWITH DOING THINGS BETTER .com/vijay-kumar
  12. 12. 10Innovation succeeds when…•  It’s systematized•  is part of the organization’s fiber•  follows a disciplined approach .com/vijay-kumar
  13. 13. FINAL WORDS A disciplined process is the best step towards being innovative. .com/vijay-kumar
  14. 14. Want more?Listen to the full conversation at .com/vijay-kumar h"p://www.twi"er.com/33voices   h"p://www.facebook.com/33voices  

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