Choose an organization you are passionate about that could do with your expertise. Then advise the chosen organization in growing its design thinking and innovation capacity in times of considerable uncertainty.

Research Paper Assignment

Choose an organization you are passionate about that could do with your expertise. Consider this an excellent opportunity to reflect and advise the chosen organization in growing its design thinking and innovation capacity in times of considerable uncertainty.

Complete the following tasks:

Review your pre-assignment, all course materials, and team assignment-related materials one more time.

Explore and decide on a target organization you are excited about and want to advise.

Make a deep dive market research based on published materials, observation, and personal email or live interviews to scope a significant problem worth solving in the organization context.

The problem could relate to something the organization could do significantly better (e.g., customer offering), is not currently doing at all (e.g., employee-related benefits), or something they are doing that must stop to implement your alternative solution (e.g., unethical behavior).

Based on research findings, proceed to design a novel and intriguing solution by applying design and business thinking as described in the course and other materials covered during the course.

Write all this in an executive-level advisory report, which your target company can use as a base for action in their next leadership meeting.

Choose an organization you are passionate about that could do with your expertise. Then advise the chosen organization in growing its design thinking and innovation capacity in times of considerable uncertainty.