Discover easy to use guides to power innovation, using newicon’s tried-and-tested innovation methodology, toolkit and workshops.
Choosing the right problem is half the battle. Once you have focus on what you want to improve the ideas start to flow.
Learn to apply simple design methodologies and systems to define and solve problems.
Practical actionable steps, built on top of proven design, innovation and engineering methodologies.
Exercises, tools and simple frameworks that provide context, clarity and focus. Tools for the mind to develop your creativity!
Build products and services for real people. Learn to empathise with key users, understand mindsets and add real value.
Gamify your workshops! Host productive and energising workshops remote or in person.
Creativity is the process of creating new ideas. Innovation is the process of turning those ideas into a reality. But where do those ideas come from? At newicon we believe you don’t need good ideas, you need to uncover problems worth solving. Then the ideas flow. Newicon’s innovation toolkit gives you the process to make sure the solutions you create actually benefit your business and solve real problems that have an impact.
Brains are the most complicated structures in the known universe. All technology pales in comparison to the complexity of your users, colleagues or stake holders minds! Understand your users, learn techniques to empathise, understand key mindsets and user adoption patterns. A digital product is only as successful as its user engagement whether it is a commercial or an internal product. Ensuring all users benefit from a system makes sure it will be a success. Even when designing closed and automated systems - ensuring the interfaces are useable and maintainable for the humans when they come will ensure long term success.
To make fast progress you need to get visual and start creating prototypes. We provide an easy to follow toolkit that takes the uncertainty and fear of failure out of innovation. A combination of workbooks, prompt cards, exercises, worksheets, canvas boards and post-it notes (innovation always needs post-it notes, apparently) to make sure your team are able to create real solutions and make progress quickly. With the innovation toolkit you always know what to do, how to do it and what to do next.
Consider how hard it is validating tests is in pharmaceutical industries where they test the real physical action of drugs, people in the system have the ability to completely corrupt the data. So how on earth do you draw any valid conclusions in artificial user tests? Using a practical mix of empathy, interviews, intuition, value definition, and reviews that's how.
Each workshop is packed with exercises, worksheets, canvases, prompt cards and facilitator prompts. All packaged into an easy to follow process with simple and easy to understand instructions. Of course, an experienced facilitator can speed this along even more. We're constantly working on improving the details of the innovation kit so you can get the most out of it.
Learn to innovate and make fast progress on your projects with our innovation workshops.
Bespoke corporate training and university course programmes.
Get expert consultation or run a project with our experts involved.
Run workshops at your events. Or host our signature ‘startup-in-a-day’ event.
Looking to utilise digital technology to streamline your operations or launch new products and services, contact our digital strategy director Mark for a free consultation.
Head of the School of Engineering at UWE Bristol
[Update: Since first posting this blog back in June, we've seen phenomenal success with the Innovation Toolkit, both in UWE and with other organisations. We've heard that the kit has been used by 348 engineering students at UWE. It's helped them get to grips with the creative side of design thinking, which is fantastic to hear.
What's more, we've also used a version of the Innovation Toolkit with MyMaskFit - a fantastic project we're a part of that looks set to transform masks for PPE. Considering that the Innovation Toolkit was originally designed to help with digital innovation, it's been...