The latest from the IC Blog
Pioneers, Settlers, Town Planners – How Innovation Works
Researcher Simon Wardley derived the Pioneer, Settler, Town Planner (PST) concept from Robert Cringely's Accidental Empires as an organisational model for how to support repeated, long-term innovation. It transforms traditional organizational structures into cell-based organizational structures.
What is the Pioneer, Settler, Town Planner Concept?
With roots that tie into the methods of Chinese War General Sun Tzu and U ...!--more-->
How Can the Wardley Value Chain Mapping Method Help Your Startup?
Geneticist turned CEO Simon Wardley uses his copious research skills to craft better ways his company can strategize and develop. One of his favorite methods of tracking current processes and forecasting their development can help your startup, too. His take on value chain mapping turns a simple flowchart creation into a tool for organizational learning and change, as well as ...
Who is Simon Wardley? And how can he help your business?
https://leadingedgeforum.com/publication/the-future-is-more-predictable-than-you-think-a-workbook-for-value-chain-mapping-2336/Topographical maps have been essential throughout history in helping communicate location, identify resources, and dictate movement across physical landscapes for centuries. Simon Wardley is an expert in a different kind of mapping — the kind that helps businesses to succeed in a shifting landscape of technology and value. It’s through these strategies that Wardley has ...
What Is Jobs-To-Be-Done Theory?
Data, data, data. We've all heard about it. It has become a hot topic in just about every news cycle. It has allowed companies to create more targeted and personalized marketing campaigns than ever before. Its misuse is the basis for multiple ongoing lawsuit. It is seen as one of the most valuable resources on the planet. And there ...
Innovation, Startups & Being an Entrepreneur (or Intrapreneur)
Good ideas power the world. But a good idea isn't enough to create change in the world. To create something new, something world-changing, a new idea has to take a form that fits the needs of enough people. Ideally, at least in a business, enough people who want to pay for it!
Technology and startup culture has transformed the ...
What is Agile?
The ability to create and respond to change in order to succeed in an uncertain and turbulent environment.
Agile Development isn't new, it's been around since at least the mid-1990s, so you've probably heard of it. But although many people agree with the idea of Agile, we've found that very ...
Launching: The Scots College Old Boys' Union
At the IC we like to pride ourselves on being good “brand guardians”: we want clients to know that they can trust us with an engaging and beautiful design of their website and maintain consistency with their existing visual identity, one that has sometimes been more than a hundred years in the making.
And so it was with the website ...
Just Launched: The 21st Biennale of Sydney
With some delight we’d like to announce the launch of the new website for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. The project has been a creative collaboration between The IC and renowned, Seattle-based, design practice Civilization.
The meat of our work was in building a flexible content entry system that respects and enables the design, while also accommodating the intricacies ...
Best Django and Tech Links of Jan 2018
Our developers share cool links with each other – about Django, Python or web stuff. Every few weeks, we share them with you.
- This is an interesting and very nerdy blog post, with the clearest overview of Python’s descriptor and method-binding magic I’ve ever read: Object models
- Despite being fans of REST APIs, this article is an excellent outline ...
Great Website Development is just like Gardening
Clients regularly come to the IC because their existing websites can't be upgraded anymore. The sites were built in Drupal or Wordpress from a few internets ago, and for some reason the automatic upgrades to the latest version won't work, meaning the site is stuck in limbo. Worse, those old versions are now insecure, and have either already ...
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