Pop-up innovation labs increase the speed of innovation by reducing the time taken from idea to the first version of a product, service or experience. A focused team of researchers, designers, developers and business stakeholders can discover unmet needs, prototype solutions, test them with customers and develop a first release in a matter of weeks rather than months. Whilst accelerating invention, they also involve a wide range of stakeholders, can inspire large organisations and work well alongside more traditional approaches to innovation.
Through a collection of case studies, we'll explain how to set-up and run a pop-up innovation lab. We'll expose the process, define the typical outcomes and talk about their relative strengths and weaknesses compared to other innovation approaches. Finally, we'll look at how you draw the outcomes of a pop-up innovation lab back into the host organisation to inspire the whole organisation. The case studies will be drawn from our studios work on everything from library services to retail stores of the future.
Paul-Jervis is a designer and innovation consultant. He's the founding principal of Modern Human, a design practice and innovation consultancy that helps clients to imagine what's next. He leads design projects and builds capability for design thinking within organisations.
Over a 15 year career, he's introduced human-centred design methods to many organisations and led diverse design projects such as in-car information systems, smart home appliances, concepts for retail stores of the future and countless other multichannel services and digital products.