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Enacting Innovation's methods are derived from Stanford University’s Design Culture. The core contributions come from the Stanford graduate course ME 310 Engineering Design and Innovation, Stanford’s Center for Design Research, and the Stanford d.School.


Hasso Plattner
Institute of Design
(Stanford d.school)



Below is a sample EI workshop experience:

Innovation in 3 Acts

Act 1. Engage and Evaluate

Action - We observe your company’s product development teams working on their own projects. We do rapid interviews and an introductory designing activity to evaluate and baseline the current innovation aptitude of each team. The baseline metrics have been developed through 20+ years of design research at Stanford University ‘s Center for Design Research.

Interaction with team - 1 day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Outcome - Teams given specific metrics of the factors that influence their innovative behavior.

Act 2. EnAct

Action - Our team of innovation coaches engages your teams with for a day of designing activities and sessions to improve your teams’ innovation aptitudes. The program is tailored to your company based on the initial baseline from Act 1 and is packed with insights developed from innovation teaching and research done in Stanford University’s design group. We then train your teams how to apply Enacting Innovation’s tools of thinking, behaving, and perceiving in the context their own projects.

Interaction with team - 1 day (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Outcome - Your teams are introduced to a new way of thinking and acting that is conducive to innovative product development.

Act 3. Reiterate and Reinforce

Action – After about a month, we come back to your company and hold design review meetings with your teams. These meetings reinforce the innovation culture tools that we introduce in Act 2 and enables your teams to continue to develop innovative practices that they can continue implementing in their daily work. Last, we baseline your teams' innovation performances again and give feedback on improvements observed.

Interaction with team - 1 day (9:00 am - 2:30 pm)

Outcome - Your teams develop a contextualized practice of innovation behavior. We re-evaluate and provide team specific metrics of innovative behavior.

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