Auditing design and innovation programmes within a multinational insurance provider

Close-Debais, Sonya, Garrett, Alexander, Wrigley, Cara, & Matthews, Judy H. (2015) Auditing design and innovation programmes within a multinational insurance provider. In ISPIM Innovation Summit – Changing the Innovation Landscape, 6-9 December 2015, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

The financial services industry is key to the success of the Australian economy, however even established businesses need to continually push to innovate. At present, design is becoming widely accepted as means to innovate and many companies currently have design and innovation programmes. The goal of these programmes is to foster a design capability amongst staff members. However, little is known as to the impact of the innovation capabilities such design programmes claim to instil. Therefore, this paper seeks to investigate how a financial services firm is currently attempting to build a design capability amongst staff members. Using a case study approach the research team audited four design capability programmes currently being deployed by the case firm. The study highlights the strengths and weaknesses of current efforts by the firm and current barriers to achieving design capability. The implications of this paper include key insights for both academics and industry.

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ID Code: 93620
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Design Thinking, Insurance Industry, Design-led Innovation, Financial Services
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2016 01:33
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 23:20

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