Innovation Kickstart
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Innovation Kickstart

Giving you an innovation kickstart starting from idea generation to pitch and implementation.
3.5 (2 ratings)
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Created by Ganesh Sahai
Last updated 9/2015
English
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn about some of the great innovations and great innovators
  • Learn about techniques for idea generation and idea distillation
  • Learn about techniques for brainstorming
  • Learn about doing search related to your idea and refining it
  • Learn about patents and patenting your idea
  • Learn about creating the pitch for your idea
  • Learn about future pathways
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Description

Take a look around yourself as you are reading this. All the stuff that you see has elements of innovation in it. Even text that you are reading and the machine/device on which you are reading is outcome of series of innovations. Innovation is an inherent part of human evolution and will continue to remain so. Behind all these innovations are people. Look at some of the great innovators like James Watt, Edison, Micheal Jackson,Steve Jobs etc. They were faced with various problems, as we all do, what differentiated them was that they went around looking to solve that problem. It is an inherent part of you as well. All you got to do is unbox it further and unleash yourself and maybe you will come with something which will put you in the league of innovators just mentioned. Sometimes it just takes a little push to achieve that. This and more that I discovered on my journey of coming with various ideas and filing various patents and along the way enabling others as well.I have captured some of the learning in this course which I hope will be of value to you. The course will cover techniques for idea generation,idea distillation, idea research and refinement, brainstorming, prototyping, patenting and preparing pitch.Whether working on your own or pitching to an investor or going in for a contest or pitching inside your organization, these techniques & tools will help you in your journey of innovation. This course will further sharpen your skills and take your innovative self and your organization to the next level.

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Curriculum For This Course
68 Lectures
05:52:21
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Innovation as inherent part of human evolution and you
10 Lectures 56:40

Welcome to the course on innovation kickstart.

Preview 00:28

Lets start to look at the beginning of innovation in the evolution of human.

Preview 10:15

Lets look at some of the examples of the great innovators like Edison, James Watt etc, and their innovations in bulb, steam engine etc.

Examples of some innovations and innovators
21:27

How did I get on the journey of innovation and filed multiple patents. Along, the way empowered and supported people around me.

How I did it and empowered and supported other to do it
03:19

Lets look at why would you do innovation and what are the benefits to you.

Why do it? Benefits to you
03:02

What are the benefits of building the culture of innovation in the organization.

Benefits to the organization
04:16

One innovation happened on this day which was a major milestone in the evolution of humans on this planet.

Back to 29 Aug
04:24

Lets look at some cool innovations happening around and shared on this community

DoItvation Gallery
06:24

What innovations took place in the organization(s) you are working at or worked at as they got to the stage they are now at.

Organization Evolution
01:34

Here is an opportunity for you to go back in your own history since childhood and look at various innovations you may have done.

Your evolution
01:31

Quiz-I

Quiz-I
5 questions
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DoIt Exercises
1 Lecture 03:22

Lets do some simple exercises to get started with hands-on while getting aboard the journey of innovation.

DoIt
03:22
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Idea Generation
11 Lectures 59:07

Learn about the concept of IGNITE and VUDOCS.

Ignite Vudocs
30:47

Random ideas is one of the techniques of brainstorming.

Random
04:12

Listing down attributes of area and then discussing them is another technique of brainstorming.

Attribute
01:00

Scamper is another technique for brainstorming where we look at things like substitutes, complements etc.

Scamper
04:43

How about taking on some role and then looking at an idea.

Role usage
02:15

Lets draw parallel to non-related areas and see what comes out.

Analogy
01:33

Mapping down various streams of ideas related on central one is at the core of Mind Maps.

Mind maps
02:39

Lets learn about six different hats in this approach and each time get into one aspect of the area.

Six thinking hats
05:18

How about using the cause and effect analysis from the problem and then coming up with ideas.

Fishbone
02:34

Lets ask those five "why" and come up with different ideas.

5W
02:16

Lets put the various techniques learned in hands-on exercise.

Exercises
01:50
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Idea Distillation
8 Lectures 01:00:17

Starting from idea or a problem and then going into solution, value and implementation is being touched upon in this new approach.

IPSOVI approach
06:04

Lets examine four important dimensions of an idea using this innovation assessment quadrant.

Innovation Assessment Quadrant
06:19

An example of IPSOVI approach

IPSOVI Example
18:09

How does ipsovi approach be applied to steam engine problem solved by James Watt.

Steam Engine and James Watt
11:35

How does ipsovi approach be applied to gravity defying problem solved by Micheal Jackson.

Micheal Jackson and Anti Gravity Shoes
05:23

How does ipsovi approach be applied to Bulb problem solved by Edison.

Edison and Bulb
03:55

How does ipsovi approach be applied to cash availability problem solved by Amex

Traveller's Cheque and Amex
05:32

Lets do some exercises based on what we learned in this module.

Exercises
03:20
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Idea Refinement
4 Lectures 25:45

You got an idea? Is it unique? What you do not know about it? How to get answers to these questions? Lets find out.

Getting started with search on idea and its refinement
16:18

Lets go over the steps in searching and then refining the idea.

Recap of various steps
06:37

Examples of ideas on which search to be done and then further refinement.

Examples
02:17

Lets do some hands-on exercise on doing search on the idea and then further refining it.

Exercises
00:33
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Brainstorming
11 Lectures 27:27

Brainstorming is a well known technique to explore ideas and delve deeper into them. Lets get started with knowing about it and various techniques for it.

Getting started with brainstorming
00:55

Round Robin is one of the most traditional approaches of brainstorming.

Round Robin
00:57

Stepladder applies an incremental approach to the brainstorming.

Stepladder
02:56

Brainwriting techniques enables writing ideas in a time bound manner.

BrainWriting
02:21

Lets leverage the online media for brainstorming.

Brain-Netting
01:36

Crawford slip writing approach is one of the techniques where we need to work with large groups.

Crawford Slip Writing
02:45

Reverse brainstorming involves creating the problem further rather than solving it.

Reverse brainstorming
04:44

Starbursting involves questions related to a given set first and then expanding on it.

StarBursting
02:33

Role Storming is about getting in another's shoes and assuming that role and then going over ideas.

Role Storming
03:59

Charrette procedure is about a group of people working on an idea and then passing to the next group.

Charette Procedure
02:00

Applying the IPSOVI approach at group level.

Group IPSOVI
02:41

Quiz-II

QUIZ-II
5 questions
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Prototyping
8 Lectures 51:54

Prototype and prototyping sound as very heavy tasks. But, is it really so? Lets find out.

What is Prototyping?
04:54

Lets look at some examples of prototypes.

Examples of Prototyping
05:58

Lets go over the definition of prototype and different levels of prototypes.

Definitions and Levels
03:00

Lets learn about low fidelity prototype.

Low Fidelity Prototype
06:49

Lets learn about medium and high fidelity prototype.

Medium/High Fidelity Prototype
11:55

Lets build a prototype.

Prototype Building Examples
09:51

There are new innovations happening which will revolutionize the way we are going to prototype.

Future of Prototyping
03:01

Never give up on imagining new possibilities.

Keep Imagining and Innovating
06:26
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Patents
7 Lectures 27:07

Patent is another heavy word we come across. Lets understand what a patent is.

Get started with patenting and what is patent?
07:36

Lets learn about different types of patents.

Types of Patents
02:55

Lets look at some examples of patents.

Examples of Patents
02:23

Is my idea patentable or not? Can I file a patent for it?

Patentable vs Non-Patentable
03:47

Lets look at some of the key components of writing the initial write-up for patent.

Key Components
04:18

Lets look at different steps for going for a patent.

Steps in patenting
05:35

Finally, lets do some hands-on exercise on patenting.

Exercises
00:33
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Positioning Pitch
7 Lectures 38:21

Pitching your idea is an important and exciting activity. Lets get started with it.

Getting Started with Positioning Pitch
02:36

Lets look at the key elements of positioning pitch.

Key Elements
12:26

Apart from looking at key elements, lets give a look at what are the backup elements we can be prepared with.

Backup Elements
01:05

What is the ask at the end of the pitch?

Proposed Next Steps
02:29

What is Elevator Pitch? Lets learn about it.

Elevator Pitch
05:31

Lets go over an example of positioning pitch of an idea.

Example of a Pitch
12:13

Finally, lets get hands-on with our learning in this module.

Exercise
02:01
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Future Pathways
1 Lecture 02:21

What next?

Future Pathways
02:21
About the Instructor
Ganesh Sahai
3.9 Average rating
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31,121 Students
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Founder "DoItvation" & "TestToBeBest"

Ganesh Sahai is B Tech from IIT Delhi (1993) and EGMP from IIM Lucknow (amongst the top technology and management institutes in the world). He has been founder, co-founder and founder team member of few start up companies and initiatives in the field of IT, Marketing and Academics. He Worked for Adobe since 1999 for around 12 yrs. He has led and setup many of the key testing teams from scratch for various Adobe products, like, Acrobat, Adobe Reader, AIR, CS, Tools etc. spanning desktops, handhelds (mob. phones etc.), hosted and enterprise area. He has worked as head of quality with one of the world's leading gaming technology company Aristocrat Technologies. Innovation is his passion and his innovative approach has got sixteen ideas approved for patents. Along the way he has supported and guided people in their innovative ideas. He is founder of “TestToBeBest" and “DoItvation" community of those interested in software testing and innovation respectively.