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Instructor: Jeremy Gutsche
The methodology of Adaptive Innovation is the focus of this module. In order to effectively innovate and come up with ideas, you need to methodical, scientific and consistent approach. This module introduces a very specific framework to do so, which includes 5 key steps.

The first step looks at identifying a clear a customer need. The second looks at tactics to become better at brainstorming through 5 key tactics. The third is all about filtering the best ideas. The fourth step looks at rapid prototyping as a way to measure the possbility of your ideas. The final step focuses on testing and optimizing your idea. Jeremy wraps up this module with some additional tactics to ensure you get the most out of your next brainstorming session.
Workshop Question:
Which tactics will you test out in your next brainstorming session?
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Workshop Question - Where could your business implement AI-powered tools to improve its day-to-day operations?
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Workshop Question - How can your brand enhance the pre and post-purchase process for its customers?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand use generative AI to test products and/or gauge customer interest?
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Workshop Question - How can your brand utilize trained AI chatbots to improve the online shopping experience, or post-sale support experience, for customers?
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Workshop Question - In what areas could your brand improve its customer service experience to build trust and brand loyalty?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize employee retention?
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Workshop Question - How could your brand better cater to its customers' lifestyles?
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