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INNOVATION

Future-proof transformation through innovation

Uscreates helps organisations use design thinking to stay relevant and innovate for the future. We help you prepare for upcoming challenges by staying two steps ahead.

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Impact through design-led transformations
Our work with Policy Lab, Department of Health (DH) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) resulted in the design of a new support tool for Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

In addition, the work led to the creation of a new Work & Health Unit, which enabled collaboration between departments – inspiring increased innovation and system change - and facilitated the establishment of a £40m Work & Health Innovation Fund.

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The most successful services are innovating for the future, staying relevant and harnessing digital opportunities
The world is changing - fast. Driven by the increasing rate of advancing technology and the changing demographic makeup, this sense of flux is agitated further by the political, environmental and economic uncertainties we are facing. Our rapidly-changing world is impacting on society in new ways, bringing new, different and more complex societal challenges. Sometimes incremental improvements are not enough or don’t deliver transformation quickly enough to effectively address these challenges. It is therefore essential that organisations INNOVATE to successfully meet new demands. The most successful organisations are leading the way by finding better and more productive ways of doing things in response to these new challenges.
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Improving innovation through design
"Design is what links creativity and innovation. It shapes ideas to become practical and attractive propositions for users or customers. Design may be described as creativity deployed to a specific end."

Sir George Cox, The Cox Review of Creativity in Business

We use design to create new propositions that respond to current and future needs. Our design methods and processes can help you think differently: by deeply understanding contexts, people, and systems; by reframing the way we perceive problems to open up new solutions; and by harnessing the creativity and tacit knowledge of many people. We can help you create and test change quickly through: prototyping and iterating; and facilitating a collaborative process that brings people along with the change.
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Designing better futures
Uscreates has worked on some of the most forward-thinking innovation and change lab programmes, contributing to the knowledge and evidence base for this way of working. A collaborative approach to innovation is an effective means of crowdsourcing ideas, input and expertise. It also provides a unique way of delivering the best solutions, saving time, resource and money. Innovation through design thinking maximises an organisation's ability to scale, deliver bigger impact and increase effectiveness by constantly enabling the processes needed to identify challenges and opportunities along the way.
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What we do
We work with you to define an innovation process and structure that will work with your organisational culture, needs and goals, whether this will be implemented within your organisation or hosted externally.

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