Today, many companies are looking for ways to infuse more innovation into their products—and their people. But what does it mean to truly innovate? And where do you start?

Many of our loyal customers want help finding ways to maximize their remaining budget. As a leading innovation and product design firm, we’ve witnessed that our partners who invest in their people and planning experience strong ROI.

Here are some of our most popular offerings and innovation workshops to set your team up for success:

“Your workshop was THE perfect way to set up our team for success in the new year. Everyone felt heard…and actually seemed to hear each other, including marketing and engineering, sales and research. We all left with a clear path forward for the new year. It feels like we’re more relaxed now too and working as a team.” 


– Product Development Director 

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Product Plan/Roadmap Workshop

Align your team around a New Product Development (NPD) vision

Does your team have innovative ideas but lack a clear plan for driving them forward? Or does it feel like there’s no clear agenda across departments? Kaleidoscope’s Product Plan/Roadmap workshop is an interactive way to build consensus across the teams and prioritize your NPD pipeline. After research gathering, we will facilitate idea generation and concept evaluation to help identify the most promising opportunities with your cross-functional team. Our approach will highlight key areas for growth and leave you with an actionable Product Strategy/Roadmap document for senior stakeholder alignment.
Two- or three-day workshop.






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User Experience Audit & Design Solutions 

Improve customer adoption and loyalty

Increase customer engagement with your product by identifying and solving your biggest user experience challenges. Our usability and human factors experts start with a usability audit of your product, plus 3-5 top competitors. The research and analysis will drive ways to increase satisfaction and reduce user errors. As a result of our findings we will generate concepts and quickly test them with users within a short time frame. We can also create interactive prototypes that allow you to test the concepts with customers.

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Exploratory Research to Customer Journey Maps

Maximize your budget with exploratory research. Understand your customer better, answer those questions that have been nagging you and evaluate new opportunities in your market. Your exploratory journey will start with an Understand Phase, designed to identify who and what influences your consumer’s decisions, uncover the challenges along their customer journey and create actionable insights into unmet needs. Various qualitative insight methodologies may be incorporated, including contextual interviews, touchstone tours, video diaries, in-depth interviews and more. Kaleidoscope’s analysis of the research findings will be beautifully distilled into 3-4 consumer personas and associated use-case scenarios. Visually compelling customer journey maps bring to life the user experience, including key influencers, product interactions, decision points and pain points. Findings and opportunities identified can be delivered via our popular Book of Knowledge.






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Exploratory Research

 

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Technology to White Space Exploration

Understand the possibilities for new markets

Let our team of experts create a high-level landscape assessment of the market potential and white space applications for your technology. This bundle includes an intensive workshop with your team, qualitative research, analysis, synthesis and recommendations to guide your strategy and roadmap.






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Pitch Perfect Video or Animation

Make your idea easy to understand, share and pitch

Launching a new product? Let us create a video that shares your new features or helps educate users. Pitching to investors or your internal team? Our videos will make your concepts shine. Steps include a knowledge transfer and ideation brainstorm session with our team. We’ll then move to capturing images and creating the storyboard and script, while looping you in every step of the way. In most cases, in a few short weeks, your product is ready to shine in “reel” time. Output: 60-90 second pitch or education video or animation. (See our Solar Tent Concept for Orange that generates thousands of hits per month)






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Our innovation methods accelerate speed to market,
reduce risks and enhance
commercialization success.

 

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Ethnographic & Observational Research Methods for Building Empathy

Learn best-practice research methods that your team can use every day

Behavior is best understood in the naturalistic context in which it occurs. This workshop provides an introduction to the various methods of conducting ethnographic and observational research and provides a hands-on learning experience employing the techniques you’ve just learned about. You’ll learn the difference between shadowing, fly on the wall and contextual inquiry. You’ll plan an observational study on a behavior of interest; conduct observations in a real world setting; and analyze and interpret your findings, including environmental and cultural artifacts. Two-day workshop.






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