Organizational Nerve - Designing Teams to Feel & Innovate

A session at IA Summit 2013

Friday 5th April, 2013

2:45pm to 3:30pm (EST)

For an organization to maintain its creativity and innovate, it must have nerve. Teams who feel the positive and negative effects of their choices throughout the creative process iterate, learn, and improve faster. In this session, Samuel Bowles will explore how his team has applied human-centered design principles to build nerve endings into their organization. He will describe the power of incentives by sharing successes, failures, and surprises along the path to implementing them. Learn how to design nerve endings for your organization, maintain morale in the face of the “tyranny of the billable hour”, and manage the tension between transparency and efficiency.

Whether you are a business leader or a practitioner, you will leave this talk with ideas on how to encourage the evolution of a powerful (and profitable) design culture within your organization.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Samuel Mikel Bowles

I am a designer, speaker, blogger and Vice President of Mutually Human http://mutuallyhuman.com/. I write at http://samuel.bowles.es/ bio from Twitter

Next session in Laurel

4pm Brown Dirt UX – Creating Impact Without Permission by Adam Polansky

Samuel Mikel Bowles at previous events

80 attendees

  • Amy Silvers
  • Andrew Capozzi
  • Andrew Capozzi
  • Amber D
  • Alex Atienza
  • Amanda Schonfeld
  • Amber Lee
  • Allison Menjivar
  • Amy Fries
  • amy knox
  • Andy McCraw
  • AnneMarie Lock
  • Ashley (Pearson) Borelli
  • aviva rosenstein
  • Beth Klem
  • Brad Nunnally
  • Boon Chew
  • Dan B.
  • Carolina Janovik
  • Carrianne Tuckley
  • Carrie Hane
  • Cathy Galecki
  • Cherie Hinson
  • Chuck Augello
  • Crystal Kubitsky
  • Chris Farnum
  • Christian Sosa-Lanz
  • Dave Burke
  • Donna Lichaw
  • eduardo steiner
  • Eric Bell
  • Yeori Yoon
  • Henken
  • Pei-Hsiu Tan
  • Catriona Cornett
  • Jessica Ivins
  • Jessica Royals
  • Julia Finkelstein
  • Jody
  • Jim Housden
  • Jim Lane
  • Joel Tachau
  • Kat Jayne
  • Keith Instone
  • Kelani Nichole
  • Keri (Jones) Aman
  • Kevin M. Hoffman
  • Kim Field
  • Lauren Burke
  • Maggie DeYoung
  • Marie Joyce
  • Mike Bifulco
  • Michael Mooney
  • Mike Rice
  • mrgcohen
  • Murray Thompson
  • Naila Haider
  • Naoko Kawachi
  • NetApp_Millie
  • Nichole Pineau
  • nicolelarue
  • Patrick Lowery
  • Paul McAleer
  • Peter Gallo
  • Melanie
  • R Deprey
  • Rebecca Viser
  • Samara
  • Sanchit Gupta
  • Samuel Mikel Bowles
  • Bennett King
  • Bogdan Stanciu
  • Susan Iovenitti
  • Tammy Greene
  • Teresa Rench
  • Tim Caynes
  • Carrie Grey
  • Valeska O'Leary
  • Whitney Hess
  • athena

11 trackers

  • Michael Adcock
  • Brian Price
  • Lauren Evoy Davis
  • Jared Schwartz
  • Jaimi J.J. Kercher
  • Julia Stewart
  • Kaleem
  • pechluck
  • silvia calvet
  • Stuart Maxwell
  • Stephanie Schuhmacher

Coverage of this session

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Sign in to track this session

Tell your friends!


Time 2:45pm3:30pm EST

Date Fri 5th April 2013

Session Hash Tag


Short URL


View the schedule


See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session