Playbook for innovation learning

Playbook for innovation learning

Over the past three years, in Nesta’s Innovation Skills team we’ve had numerous conversations with colleagues, partners, participants and practitioners about building innovation capacity for the public and development sector.

Whether in a design workshop, briefing or strategy session – or just an informal conversation – we often found ourselves quickly sketching a model, or pulling out a diagram from a slide deck, or a printed copy of a deck (as shown in the photo) to support the conversation, stimulate discussion or challenge thinking on learning for innovation. We have been collecting these frequently used diagrams, models and frameworks, and are now publishing them in this ‘Playbook for innovation learning’

 Alongside each of the 35 diagrams, we’ve added a short description explaining their purpose and background and how we use them to help others think about and discuss learning for innovation.

About Nesta
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.

About Nesta’s Innovation Skills team
We help people become better innovators for the common good. We know there is a lot of hot air when it comes to talking about innovation, so we want to cut through this and help people in simple, practical ways. We do this by providing content, learning experiences and strategic support to improve innovation skills and embed them into everyday practice.

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