Having defined, iterated and refined a hack event formula for BBC News Labs with BBC R&D between 2012 and 2016 (here’s a post I wrote about the #newsHACK formula), here are 10 tips I recently gave to a colleague who was setting up a not-for-profit hack event. Continue reading 10 Top Hackathon Event Tips to make your event a success
Sneak preview of the FROST Innovation Framework structure.Continue reading The FROST Innovation Framework – Overview
A little heads-up – we’re starting on a new range of templates as part of the FROST Innovation Framework from GAS LABS.
This is a useful new framework that supports medium-to-large organisations in creating productive and strategic in-house innovation capabilities.
The FROST Innovation Framework is structured around five key characteristics:
- Focused – You articulate the challenge using the “How might we … ?” question template.
- Regular – You ensure that the innovation sessions are regular, recurring, and are protected against “emergencies”.
- Open – You ensure that the challenge is open, unrestricted, and importantly has no implementation details stipulated.
- Safe – Your staff and all participants, really do honestly feel safe to take risks, and to try anything they want to.
- Tangible – The outputs must be working prototypes of some form (NOT just pictures or people waving their arms).