UCSF – IT Innovation Contest
– Have an IT deliverable
– All UCSF Campus faculty, staff and students are eligible. If the proposed work will be done during work hours, staff must get pre-approval from the supervisor. Departments are encouraged to grant requests.
– The open the proposals to community comments, which is heavily used for popular proposals.
– Great Ideas, some hard to implement, mostly centered around efficiency gains, collaboration between faculty, staff, and some students.
Lessons Learned – Need to secure funding for projects to expand and become operational, need to have a business owner for projects once awarded, projects lost momentum after award, hard to allot time to develop ideas, hard to solicit technical expertise outside of one’s area without a facilitator.
Scotty Logan, Stanford – HexLab
Lots of desire for innovation at Stanford, and willing clients who want to try things out. They have 160 STLP/ITLP grads. STVP (videos about innovation) and the d.school. Including. Build a guiding coalition (Kotter) + a network of connected people. What to work on? underutilized services? poorly rated services? survey comments? other ideas? Inspiration: Rite Solutions, Ideas Marketplace, “Mutual Fun”. Run for 3 quarters, celebrate failure, goal is to learn. Use d.school process – Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. Going to commit 10% of time for 10 weeks, so forty hours per person. Participants will have four-hour coupons to use their time in four hour chunks.