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Why creativeideasSCAN?

Problem solving workshops can generate hundreds of creative ideas that are more often than not sent to be recycled on sheets of discarded post-its. Everyone who works with or alongside an organisation as either an employee, partner or customer can often see ways of improving existing processes or new opportunities in the market but have no easy way to submit these.

This is a unique opportunity – a pre-configured tool for online and smartphone users to gather organisational ideas and understand the creativity landscape as it stands.

  • For managers, it offers a baseline of creativity – along with the potential for monitoring future creative shifts.
  • For facilitators, it offers the chance to gather more of the outputs from workshop-based methods.

creativeideasSCAN is a creativity-specific set of signifiers allowing users to signify audio/text/pictures quickly and easily (audio and pictures available only on iOS and Android apps).  It uses SenseMaker® – the only software licensed to use Cognitive Edge’s patented signification methods – meaning that organisations have the objectivity and scalability of quantitative data, supported with the insight and richness of qualitative micro-narrative material. So it is easy to see – and prove – where the organisation is today, as well as delving deeper to understand why – and where it can be taken tomorrow.

Benefits of creativeideasSCAN

  • The system will contain a growing knowledge base of creative ideas related to your area of business.
  • Scan and manage innovation and observe, in real time, the benefits or failings of new initiatives
  • Constant monitoring of the system is a form of creativity radar, ensuring the early detection of patterns, ideas, opportunities and potential threats while they are still only weak signals.
  • Form the backbone of an annual/periodic creativity awards ceremony, celebrating creativity and innovation within the company.
  • Use to demonstrate that the company takes creativity and innovation seriously.
  • Capture every single creative idea from all your workshops.
  • Assist in the prioritisation and diagnosis of action for each individual idea.
  • Use as an up to date training resource which could be regularly monitored as a form of peer group review.
  • Become a vital component of an induction course and become a source of inspiration to others.
  • Allow access to your customers and or partners and you will begin to see the benefits of ‘open innovation’.
  • Report on the ideas in the form of your own creativity/innovation landscape

What do you get?
We are currently offering creativeideasSCAN at a discounted price as it is one of the first Partner SCANs to be released. It also means that we are still adapting some of the materials to support the SCAN – although most are in place already. What you get for this is:

  • One month of collecting signified micro-narratives via website and apps.  There is no limit to how many you can capture – but you drive the capture process.
  • Unlimited copies of the SenseMaker® Collector apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices for people to collect material.  The apps allow people to collect audio, text and picture data into the framework.
  • Website for online narrative collection.  The website only collects text data – pictures and audio are not available via this route.
  • A standard output report of the collected material produced by us – including some explanation/interpretation of what the patterns of narrative mean.
  • Free copy of the SenseMaker® Patterns for iPad software with which to explore the data
  • Access to data exports via a project user ID and SenseMaker® Data Export web page – CSV and SMS file types are accessible for use with SenseMaker® Explorer or third-party software tools.
  • Should you need a setup in a language other than English, that can be arranged by contacting us.
  • The ability to customise by adding your logo, introductory text and ONE multi-choice question.

We’re working hard to launch the new SCANs experience, please leave your email address if you’d like to be updated when it launches.