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Vision concepts, a design-led futures technique, for SMEs

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Siga el link para ver un video explicativo en español – Another video (in Spanish) following this link.

Over the last few decades, design has gained a prominent strategic position. Organizations have started to look at design as a process, which adds value to the front end of innovation (Verganti, 2009). As a process, Deserti (2011) distinguishes between situational and visionary design. The latter, also known as design-led futures, is a form of design, interested in ideas and not just products (Dunne & Raby, 2011), which experiment on speculative futures (Auger, 2012) to stimulate radical innovation. Prototypical examples are concept cars, traditionally used to guide automakers through change.

Small and medium-sized enterprises have lagged behind in applying design (De Lille, 2014), especially in nontraditional forms, e.g. design-led futures, largely because there are no established methods to facilitate their implementation. We propose a tailor-made, design-led futures technique that assists designers through developing vision concepts for SMEs (Mejia Sarmiento, Pasman, Hultink, & Stappers, 2017), called DIVE. It builds on our inquiries on vision concepts in large corporations (Mejia Sarmiento, Hultink, Pasman, & Stappers, 2016).

#Design4Enterprises Diseño para las empresas, una herramienta para el desarrollo de las MIPYME #futurethroughdesign

La Comisión Europea presenta el proyecto Diseño para las Empresas (#Design4Enterprises). Este proyecto consiste en un conjunto de cursos para apoyar la innovación impulsada/liderada por el diseño en las MIPYME. Estos cursos, que son totalmente gratuitos, se orientan a: (i) MIPYME europeas, que quieran mejorar sus habilidades de gestión del diseño, y a (ii) negocios intermediarios, tales como Cámaras de Comercio, que se convertirán en futuros formadores para otras MIPYME. Este programa de formación se centran en el diseño como el elemento clave en las estrategias para el desarrollo de las MIPYME en el mercado global.

Tengo el gusto de ser el consultor experto para España en temas como “innovación guiada por diseño” y “diseño estratégico”. Adicionalmente soy el coordinador para toda la Comunidad Europea del módulo “diseño de conceptos futuros”, temas central de mi proyecto doctoral en TUDelft.

Saber más sobre el programa http://www.designforenterprises.eu/

Más información sobre el módulo ”diseño de conceptos futuros” acá:

The atlas of practicalities by Ricardo Mejia – #RefugeeChallenge @WhatDesignCanDo

The atlas of practicalities is a public YouTube channel that collects, promotes, and manages micro-documentaries to inform people about practicalities of a host country. The channel can attend a broad audience like refugees, expats, tourists, among others.

How will we shop in 2025?

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The design of a Vision Concept to explore the future of Solutions Group

  • Problem owner: Solutions Group
  • Process owners: design students: Jette Bloemberg, Elisa Engelsma, Francesca Zuurhout, Eva Oosterlaken, Maite Gieskes, and Jamie Ongkiehong (Honors Program Bachelor of Industrial Design Engineering – PO3 – TU Delft); and design coach: Ricardo Mejia (ID Studiolab, TUDelft).
  • Place & Date: The Netherlands, January 2016.

Challenge

Solutions Group is a Colombian company that design, produce, and install point-of-purchase advertising displays. With 13 years in the market, providing more than 150 jobs, the company has been essential for the economic and social development of Funza, a small town near to Bogota, Colombia, where its facilities are located.

As many other SMEs, Solutions Group is facing a constant dilemma, it has to act according to the current situation and need to be ready for the future. Cornella (2013) claims that organizations have two primary needs, exploiting old ideas to survive in the present, and exploring new ideas to have opportunities in the future. But, SMEs focus almost exclusively on short-term problems (French and Bell, 1990), and they do not have enough skills to explore the future (French and Bell, 1990; and Cornella, 2013). As a result, SMEs have less potential for innovation and competitiveness.