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How we train the Experience Architects of tomorrow

Coming fall, we start training new Experience Architects in collaboration with Artevelde Hogeschool. In this article, we look back on the past two years of setting up this program and evaluating the first edition. But we're also looking forward to welcome future experience architects.

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Hacking for innovation with Exellys

Leap Forward was asked to organise an exciting innovation hackathon for Exellys, recruitment and talent integrators with a focus on technology. As part of the two year Smart Program, a training and coaching program which aims to bring their graduates to a tech professional level, the participants were given the opportunity to put their gathered knowledge to the test. Teams competed against each other for two consecutive days, tackling innovative challenges full of fun and learnings!

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Organising a hackathon for accessibility

Every now and then, we like to challenge ourselves, the team and our company for a good cause. Just like last Christmas a number of colleagues teamed up for Oxfam Pakt uit. This time, we wanted to put the focus on accessibility and accessible design. And since we saw this initiative really big, we teamed up with six other design firms and hacked one day for universal design.

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Why business design enhances design thinking

At Leap Forward, we believe that you can only create sustainable businesses, when (1) your product is solving a real customer problem, (2) for which people want to pay and (3) for which they choose you above competition.

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    Leap Forward joins forces with Wonderland

    Leap Forward is a closely knit team of 30+ designers on a mission to deliver breakthrough products, services & experiences to our clients and their customers in a consistent way. With the acquisition of Wonderland we can now help organisations on a more fundamental, organizational level: set up structures & programs to innovate consistently, linking strategy to implementation, supporting our clients in their digital transformation challenges and building a culture fit for a fast-changing world.

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    Stimulating new mobility behaviour for Slim Naar Antwerpen

    Over the coming years the city of Antwerp will be involved in big infrastructural works that will impact the general mobility of the city. To provide people with the best information on how to travel in and around the city, the mobility team of Antwerp launched a "Slim Naar Antwerpen" website.

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      Meet our new Leap Forward interns

      Intern season kicked off! And we're very thrilled to have this brand new talent at our Ghent offices. In order to welcome this design and innovation enthusiasts in a proper way, we like to introduce them to you by their expertises.

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        What is service design?

        Service design simply is designing and implementing the experience of users and employees, by implementing these methodologies: user research, customer journeys, personas, service blueprints, data analysis and storyboards.

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          Artificial Intelligence in Service Design

          Technology is more than ever impacting our daily lives. Services are fundamentally shifting from mere human-to-human contact towards a mix of technological and human interaction. Designers should already take this evolution into account when creating future experiences. In this think-piece we will spotlight artificial intelligence, its accompanying design hurdles and how to overcome them.

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          Why do you need a framework for innovation?

          Over the last years we‘ve worked together with a lot of teams - public, corporate and startup - on challenging innovation & transformation projects. In this blog post we share our learnings and how we discovered an integrated framework for innovation along the way.

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          We define, test and implement innovation strategies. And we get breakthrough products, services and experiences to market. Fast.

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