An equation for Innovation
Matt Rodhe from the Stanford d.school helps the analytical brain to understand innovation.
This is an equation where,
In = Innovative capacity of people/teams/organizations
pt = practice (cumulative sum of the team)
et = team empathy (as a function of team dynamics and motivation)
es = self empathy (as a function of self awareness and reflection)
eu = user empathy (as a function of engagement, observation and immersion)
tc = team composition (as a function of diversity in experience and personality)
io = number of original ideas generated
id = number of divergent additions on original ideas
pt(ioid) = pt(et+tc)
de = domain expertise
db = domain perceived need/solution bias
dc = domain contribution quotient (de/db)
and assuming the sum of es + et + eu is positively correlated to insightful inference of people’s needs.