Innovation is Not a One-Time Event

Hi there,

One of the most exciting advancements for Trig in the past year has been the development of our virtual ideation practice. Traditionally, ideation sessions pull together people from across a company for an intense day or two to creatively solve big problems.  We have led ideation sessions and participated as visual scribes or illustration experts since our founding nearly 10 years ago. While we have learned a lot from coaching better creative performance from our ideation participants, the traditional model isn't truly optimized for creative output.

  • Revolutionize Your Ideation Sessions
    Virtual ideation, by contrast, takes advantage of the best of both individual and team creative dynamics. Over the past 9 months, we have experimented with a variety of techniques to maximize creative output in the virtual context and have been consistently amazed with the results we're seeing for our trailblazing clients. Oh, the places you’ll go, when you're focused on your customers.

  • Don't Let Innovation be a One-Time Event
    When properly put into practice, innovation is not a one-time event, but a consistent process of exploration, discovery, divergence, convergence, prototyping, and testing. Too often, ideation sessions are a one-time event that generate lots of ideas that filter down to a select few, while the rest get discarded or forgotten.

  • It's Why We're Excited to Launch Our New Virtual Ideation Services Subscription
    With our new virtual ideation subscription, Trig can offer select clients a predictable schedule for activating the customer insights through ideation—all in a process where participants can join from across the world. What's more, clients will have the ability to maintain a permanent AND searchable digital record of each ideation session.

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In the mean time, check out what else we've been up to lately—you're sure to find some relatable, interesting, or inspiring stories or resources below.

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Digital Ideation at Innovate Carolina 2017

Trig will be sponsoring Innovate Carolina for the 7th consecutive year. We'll be giving a talk on April 21st that explores the risks and rewards of accelerating the front end. The talk will explore a new approach to ideation that balances the need for individual reflection and gathering new creative stimuli from team members using digital collaboration tools—making creative teams more effective while reducing the cost and time needed to conduct ideation sessions. The conference will take place at The Biotech Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and we’d love to see you there. Click here to learn more about Innovate Carolina.

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In case you missed some of our recent posts, check out "Biology is Destiny: Choice of Culture and Startup Survival" and "The Value of Interrogation in Innovation."  If this type of content tickles your fancy, check out more of our work and thoughts on our blog, Tangents.

Hope you've enjoyed the read!

Ty Hagler


Trig Innovation

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