START THE
INVENTION
ENGINE:
CREATING AN INNOVATION
PROGRAM WITHIN A LARGE
COMPANY
Elizabeth Thapliyal
@ethapliyal
Reena Me...
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
OUR INITIATIVE
6 THINGS
WE WISH WE’D KNOWN
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
JUST DO IT!
Don’t wait for permission to
start.
Communicate throughout.
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
FUZZY IS OKAY
Embrace ambiguity.
Trust you’ll get there.
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
MIX IT UP
Experiment with different
methods.
Combine them to suit your
needs.
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
DATA IS YOUR
LIFELINE
Innovation programs are risky.
Data helps build trust.
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
REMAIN
TENACIOUS
Competing agendas can fog
vision.
Maintain clarity and push
forward.
@ethapliyal
@reenamerchant
EVOLVE & GROW
Do a little at a time.
Iterate on your innovation
process.
1. JUST DO IT
2. FUZZY IS OKAY
3. MIX IT UP
LESSONS LEARNED
@ethapliyal @reenamerchant
4. DATA IS YOUR LIFELINE
5. REMAIN ...
LET’S TALK!
What resonated with
you?
Elizabeth Thapliyal,
@ethapliyal
Reena Merchant,
@reenamerchant
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Santa Barbara UX Meetup
August 2013

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Start the Invention Engine - Creating an Innovation Program in a Large Company (August-September 2013)

  1. 1. START THE INVENTION ENGINE: CREATING AN INNOVATION PROGRAM WITHIN A LARGE COMPANY Elizabeth Thapliyal @ethapliyal Reena Merchant @reenamerchant
  2. 2. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant OUR INITIATIVE
  3. 3. 6 THINGS WE WISH WE’D KNOWN
  4. 4. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant JUST DO IT! Don’t wait for permission to start. Communicate throughout.
  5. 5. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant FUZZY IS OKAY Embrace ambiguity. Trust you’ll get there.
  6. 6. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant MIX IT UP Experiment with different methods. Combine them to suit your needs.
  7. 7. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant DATA IS YOUR LIFELINE Innovation programs are risky. Data helps build trust.
  8. 8. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant REMAIN TENACIOUS Competing agendas can fog vision. Maintain clarity and push forward.
  9. 9. @ethapliyal @reenamerchant EVOLVE & GROW Do a little at a time. Iterate on your innovation process.
  10. 10. 1. JUST DO IT 2. FUZZY IS OKAY 3. MIX IT UP LESSONS LEARNED @ethapliyal @reenamerchant 4. DATA IS YOUR LIFELINE 5. REMAIN TENACIOUS 6. EVOLVE & GROW
  11. 11. LET’S TALK! What resonated with you? Elizabeth Thapliyal, @ethapliyal Reena Merchant, @reenamerchant

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