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Innovation Frontiers

Innovation Frontiers

Introduction to basic ideas, frameworks, and capabilities of innovation initiatives.

Objective & Outcomes

This course is short but intense and instrumental for understanding the basic ideas, frameworks, and capabilities that modern design strategy and innovation programs demand. If you believe that innovation is fundamentally about creativity, the term “innovation planning” appears to make no sense. This should be your first clue that the obstacles to successful innovation live mostly in stupid assumptions and bad practices. This introductory course takes students on a brisk journey to connect ideas ranging from business planning fundamentals to modern frontiers of design and innovation planning. 

Upon completing this course, students will be able to develop breakthrough and strategically oriented platform concepts. 

Typical Schedule

  • Session 1: Thinking Like a Planner: An overview
  • Session 2: Planning Frameworks
  • Session 3: Review of Lectures & Readings, Initial Plans
  • Session 4: Strategy Architectures: Building sophisticated plans
  • Session 5: Strategic Innovation Programs: Affecting behavior
  • Session 6: Achieving Change & Impact