Blending the best of human-centered design, agile and design sprints into a structured approach for rapidly exploring new opportunities, big and small.
LearnLab is our unique approach to structuring innovation programs. It combines the power of design thinking, Agile and Google Design Sprints into a structured process that allows teams to rapidly experiment and develop divergent solutions to complex problems.
LearnLab is both a process and a toolkit. The implementation of LearnLab involves working with your leadership team to define strategic focus areas, before working with champions and the wider organisations to build capability to self-run LearnLab iterations.
The methodology emphasises establishing a robust structure for innovation; capturing of lessons learnt along the way; and the rapid testing of solutions to generate immediate results.
The double diamond is a proven approach for creatively solving complex problems and uncovering unmet needs our experiment process utilises the double diamond combined with principles from google design sprint and design thinking to provide a structured approach to experimentation.
It combines the certainty of clear stage gates and expected outputs with the freedom of divergent and convergent self directed sprints the intersecting pink and blue lines of the diamonds highlight the continual combination of internal and external collaboration and co-design throughout the process.
The learning labs teams role is to facilitate this process but to do so in a way that experiment teams are self guided with just the right amount of support and autonomy.
When it comes to solution discovery and experimentation the process cant use a one-size-fits-all approach.
The learning lab experiment process allows for agility of tackling opportunities of different complexities and sizes whilst providing a clear expectation of structure and outputs the experiment charter developed at the start of all experiment articulates how the sprint will run
The parts of the process that can be adapted to the experiment focus area.
The parts of the process that are consistent and rigid regardless of the experiment focus area:
We've developed a unique platform built for adding rigor to experimentation LearnLab is a responsive web platform that will help the learning lab track their experimentation outputs codify their experimentation processes and support ongoing experimentation through self-serve content and resources.
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Welcome to SkillGym by Skills of the Modern Age. In our regular SkillGym series, we bring you short, sharp online skills workouts to keep building your innovation muscles as we create the future of work together.
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