BookReview: Passer en mode Workshop. Incontournable?

27440100535780lBonjour à toutes et à tous,

Comme vous le savez, que ce soit professionnellement ou bénévolement, j’anime très souvent des Workshops en créativité, résolution de problèmes, définition de stratégie etc… Je ne tiens plus vraiment les comptes mais depuis 2007 où j’ai été formé à la méthode de Creative Problem Solving, je dois en être en tout à plus de 100 workshops.

Personnellement j’apprécie tout particulièrement les workshop de créativité et problem solving alliant la créativité, les outils Lean et le Design Thinking. L’apport des méthodes Design est indéniable et les possibilités de prototypage actuelles permettent de sortir des maquettes pendant le workshop et donc d’illustrer de manière magistrale les concepts qui avant restaient un peu théoriques.

Depuis quelques temps, ma très chère collègues Céline, aujourd’hui Innovation Manager chez SNECMA, me parlait d’un super livre dont elle s’inspirait beaucoup pour ces workshops: Passer en mode Workshop.

L’été dernier, en plus des livers que j’ai revu pour mettre à jour On my Shelf: my updated list of Must read innovation & project management books, j’ai donc commandé le livre de Moutot et Autissier.

Voici ce que j’en ai pensé.

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J’ai suivi le MOOC: Google Digital Active

2016-09-27_20-59-36Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Google m’a envoyé un email il y a quelques temps (bon pas qu’à moi hein, c’étit j’imagine un gros mailing sauf que moi, ben j’ai cliqué). Il me proposait de suivre une formation « certifiante » intitulée Digital Active. Je cite:

Digital Active est une formation au marketing digital, gratuite et certifiante, proposée par Google. Et c’est un plus sur votre CV.

N’y tenant plus ;-), j’ai cliqué, j’ai regardé les vidéos, j’ai tout fait pas à pas.

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J’ai suivi le MOOC – Designer et modéliser dans un Fablab

image-info-cours-v1J’ai suivi le MOOC – Designer et modéliser dans un FabLab. Voici mon retour d’expérience!

 

Si vous ne connaissez pas la plateforme de MOOC FUN-MOOC, je vous conseille vivement d’aller y jeter un œil au plus vite.
J’ai suivi récemment le cours « Designer et modéliser dans un FabLab », voici mon retour d’expérience.

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Vive MrBidouille!!

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Certains d’entre vous le savent, je suis sur un projet Maker en ce moment. Et c’est pas facile tous les jours.

Quand je tombe sur un recueil de vidéos super intéressantes, drôles et où vous apprenez plein de choses, je rêve éveillé.

Et là cerise sur le gâteau, j’apprends que le gars est lyonnais… C’est pas beau ça? Et qu’il travaille à la Fabrique d’Objets Libres, FabLab qu’il faut que j’aille voir un de ces 4, absolument..

 

Alors oui je vous le dis: Allez voir la chaine YouTube de @MrBidouille, allez sur son site et régalez vous!!!

Raccourcis Clavier TinkerCAD en français

01Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Je me suis lancé il y a un petit moment sur TinkerCAD pour réaliser mes modèles CAO pour l’impression 3D.
En parallèle, je regarde aussi de plus que très près FreeCAD qui est super logiciel de CAO freeware.

TinkerCAD, la CAO pour les nuls (et pour l’impression 3D)

Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas encore (allez immédiatement y jeter un oeil), TinkerCAD est un logiciel WEB pour faire des modèles simples en CAO pour l’impression 3D et les fraiseuses numériques.
C’est vraiment un super outil et une super approche qu’ a eut AutoDesk en faisant un outil clair et surtout super simple à utiliser pour réaliser des modèles 3D pour l’impression 3D.
Allez y faire un tour, prenez le en main, on peut tout faire avec et c’est même très puissant pour autant de simplicité.

J’en suis devenu amoureux. C’est dire. (J’ai suivi la formation en ligne pendant le mois gratuit LinkedIn / Learning, j’ai appris plein de choses).

Ne me manquait qu’une seule chose: les raccourcis clavier.
J’ai cherché un peu sur le net mais j’ai rien trouvé en français alors voici le fruit de mes compilations de plusieurs sources sur le net.

Si vous en connaissez d’autres, faites passer, je mettrais le fichier à jour.

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N’hésitez pas à enrichir le doc.

La source principal de cet extract est le site TinkerCAD en anglais

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Merci d’avoir lu 😉

Earn Free PDUs and learn exciting new things on Project management

Earn Free PDUs now (but hurry up to start 😉 )

Yes you can earn free PDUs on various PM topics with quality supports and courses! Isn’t that wonderful?

Enjoy the 1 month free offer from LinkedIn Learning

As part of their week of learning, finishing today the 30th of October, LinkedIn is offering a 1 month free trail of LinkedIn Learning, previously called Lynda.com.

Among lots of other courses in the most interesting areas (I let you check all the topics and available courses, amazing!), you can have access to lectures about Project Management…

What is great about LinkedIn Learning? They are a registered learning provider at PMI.org!! Meaning that watching videos will make you earn PDUs!

There are so much courses and Lerarning Path (a wonderful collection of courses making you a master of a specific topic) that I couldn’t choose some to present to you. How ever, the research on the single « Project Management » topic gives more than 735 results (courses, learning paths, videos…). Not all are eligible but whow what a choice!!!

Learning paths are all exciting!

Become an Agile Project Manager

Become a Project Manager

Become a Project Coordinator

Become a Project Scheduler

Managing Change

 

It seems that 151 courses are eligible to the PMI!!

So let’s go and start now to enjoy your 1 month free membership (don’t forget to resign if you don’t want to pay for this before the 30th of November)

 

thanks for reading!

Want to learn Design Thinking? Be a master for free!

Good opportunities to learn Design Thinking for free

Yes you can become a master of Design Thinking among lots of other things for free. But you have to hurry!!

Enjoy the 1 month free offer from LinkedIn Learning

As part of their week of learning, finishing today the 30th of October, LinkedIn is offering a 1 month free trail of LinkedIn Learning, previously called Lynda.com.

Among lots of other courses in the most interesting areas, you can have access to lectures about Design Thinking, making you a master of the topic, for free!

I have selected for you the most interesting courses:

4 courses to be a master of Design Thinking.

 

Hurry up to enjoy this wonderful opportunity to learn more about this wonderful innovation approach.

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Open Innovation Framework: Innovation Map

Open Innovation is one of the most efficient ways to accelerate Innovation, whoever you are, SMEs or large Corporate.

In a new serie of articles called OpenInnovation Framework we will present you all good pratices, tools and strategic analysis processes that we have used with good results. We organized our OpenInnovation framework around the first tool we will present you today.
Our framework is splitted among 4 areas that are keys for OpenInnovation:image2

  • CULTURE. How to set a culture of OpenInnovation in your organisation, how to validate the first steps…
  • LEGAL. According to our experience, LEGAL aspects are one of the two dangerous areas for OpenInnovation. Fears and Mistrust are living here. Let’s see how to overpass this step.
  • PURSHASING. The second most dangerous area where lots of openinnovation intiatives are killed by… purshasing processes. Let’s discover a way to establish a new Purshasing process allowing speedy and agile contract.
  • PARTNERSHIP. As a result of all 3 previous areas, partenerships, win-win agreements are the aim of your OpenInnovation initiative.

Results of working on that 4 areas is a strong, complete and efficient Innovation Map, leading to successful Open Innovation Projects delivering new products and services for the wealth of partners.

INNOVATION MAP

Innovation Map is a simple tool that allows you to have the complete representation of your Innovation connections and network. It makes it easy to spot weaknesses areas to work on.

The framework proposed here should be adapted to your own company / project / start-up. Areas of collaborations should be tuned to hat is the most important for you and your strategy regarding OpenInnovation (yes, by the way, you should have one).

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Feel free to tune the sectors according to your own interests and situations. However try to be exhaustive as this map aims to show not only areas where you are strong but also your weaknesses.

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VR CardBoard Project: Part 2, Using the cardboard – Entry level

hero-homeI have now used my cardboard for a little with the « standard » apps. And I have to say right now:

Google Cardboard is no Joke, no joke at all !!

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Edit from my 1st post

You can find my first article « How to build your own cardobard » here.

Above is my first attempt to build a cardboard. From that 1st prototype, I have built a second one with two major enhancements:

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  • I have used a Glue Gun from the beginning helping to mount it much more easily and with a much better quality. The second one is just awesome.
  • I have used a round shaped knife to mark all folds before folding, making shape much more accurate.

But the most impressive addition I have made in this V2 is the actionable button. 20161009_231014With it, you have an operational VR headset on the nose. So happy about that! Unfortunately, directions from Google were unclear so to do it I have just glued Kitchen aluminum folio, from the little pyramid shaped cone to the upper face button of the cardboard. Cheap and easy.

Entry level use of the cardboard: available apps

I have downloaded and tested the following apps:

  • Google Cardboard
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    Very exciting to see Google Earth on VR. Among lots of different apps this one is fully demonstrating the possibilities of our cardboard. I have been also really impressed by the VR visit of Versailles.
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    The most promising one: it allows you to shoot your surrounding and show it within the VR of the cardboard. This is a very interesting way to quickly investigate the possible usages of the cardboard. I have myself shoot several places I love in my home city of Lyon, FR.
  • Cardboard Design Lab
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    This is no Lab. This app is a demonstration of the principles that should drive you when designing an app for VR. Interesting on many points for a new comer like me.

Since I am keen to test everything when I try to figure out what I can do with a tool, I have also tested VR video games (not convinced) and from the Google VR Website incl. Expedition.

But among all and I think one of the most obvious but still impressive use-case is to be a virtual visitor of whatever worth the case. My 2 favorite apps are PARIS VR and NY VR . Check them out as they worth it. You will discover what are the 2 most impressive cities in the World, from your chair.

First feedback

What a bunch of possibilities!! Imagine that for less than 2 euros you can provide to many a VR experience: a revolutionary step when looking at the price of VR system around!
And thanks to the provided apps, one can easily set a efficient first experience. Google cardboard is no joke regarding UX and VR experience. I have been really impressed by the 3D feeling incl. the 3D space sound.

With the Cardboard Design Lab you have access to resources to go further with the VR UX. Moreover if you master UNITY, you can go deeper than I did and develop real application and experience with interactive 3D VR apps.

From a personal point of view I was really impressed by the UI of the cardboard. My 5 years old boy loved flying over the mountains and the sees. Available Apps allow you to fully explore the possibilities offered by this tool. Even if sometimes the graphics remind me a bit about old fashioned video game, it is still impressive for a 2€ system.

I will come back to you later with more feedback on how I used the Google Cardboard VR viewer, professionally and why not, personally. But it will take time as we have to develop usages and apps…

If you have yourself a cardboard please share your experience with us.

Thanks for reading!

 

Book review: Change by design

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As September started, I am back to work. Lots of things to do as business doesn’t stop when you are on holidays…

However I still could find some time at night to read the Bible of Design Thinking written by the Design Thinking guru Tim Brown, Change by Design.

I should have read it long before and certainly before to work with designers and deploy design thinking within my company. But well, I did it.

Change by Design is the book which defines the Design Thinking approach and how to use/deploy it in your project.

Review

What I loved

  • Very interesting book regarding the birth and the theory of Design Thinking,
  • Understanding what’s behing the Design Thinking approach is here made easier to understand and appropriate the concepts
  • Good advices and examples help to understand how to deploy Design Thinking

What I less enjoyed

  • Those like me who were expecting a pragmatic and experimental book on Design Thinking might be disappointed. [If you know a good practical book on DT, let me know]

Conclusion

Change by Design, is defintely a good book about Design Thinking…history and theory. Funny to see how things changed on 7 years (book issued in 2009) esp. with some outdated example

Thanks for reading!