- The Platform
IDeaLs is a research platform pioneering new ways to engage people to make innovation happen.
In our search for meaningful innovation, we will develop new insights and tools that leverage the power of design and digital technologies.
IDeaLs brings science into action. It joins leading organizations, thought leaders and researchers to create tools that spark change and deliver impact.
- Our Manifesto
Innovation as Meaning
From Innovating Ideas to
How can I re-frame my organization to
systematically infuse it with inspired meaning?
Design as SenseMaking
From Human-Centered Design to
Humans Making Objects
How can I co-create objects that
encourage my organization to converge
on collective meaning?
Leadership as Transition
From Managing Change to
How can I re-engage my organization
to realize profound meaning?
As our research indicates, in an increasingly complex world overcrowded by information and ideas, engaging people is the biggest hurdle in any innovation journey.
- Our Approach
We investigate how to discover and nurture organizational contexts where individuals can innovate not only by engaging with others in sharing a personal purpose, but also by being engaged by others’ in the creation of a shared innovative and meaningful direction.
IDeaLs’ partners are active members in collaborative research using digital technologies to:
IMAGINE: key research question;
RESEARCH: frameworks to inform our approach;
PROTOTYPE: tools in collaborative experiments;
LEARN: through analytics to activate change ;
TRANSFORM: organizations by applying the research;