Iterating on The Innovation Lab – Innovation Labcast Episode #019

Iterating on The Innovation Lab – Innovation Labcast Episode #019



chemistryToday, we are joined by Dr. Steven Crawford who we did a game of 21 questions with way back on episode #013. That was a fun conversation. Who am I kidding? Every conversation with Steven is a fun conversation. Besides being a down to earth and a charming and very likable individual, Steven also has over 20 years of higher education and distance learning experience and is the Associate Director of Academic Innovation at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation. His role is to collaborate with the College’s programs to implement pedagogical and technological strategies that increase student outcomes in face-to-face, blended, and online courses.
He’s a professional.
He’s a scholar.
He’s an inspiration.
Today, we explore the design thinking mindset of iteration in light of the first instance of the Innovation Lab and the pending second instance of it coming up in 2017. To do this we are going to do a SWOT analysis around the innovation lab. If you’re not familiar with what a SWOT analysis is, SWOT stands for exploring strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. If you were involved this past year and April in the innovation lab we’d love to get feedback from you going forward and would love to hear your thoughts on ideas for promoting design thinking processes for innovation in the next year’s lab.
We hope you enjoy this reflective and visionary conversation and look forward to seeing many of you at the OLC accelerate conference happening this November as well as OLC Innovate conference in April 2017. If you still have not registered for the OLC Accelerate conference happening here in November be sure to do so soon to catch the early bird rate. You can do this and learn more at
Ladies and gentlemen prepare to be LabCasted with innovation.


  • What were the successes of the first iteration of the Innovation Lab in 2016?
  • What single moment in the Innovation Lab made you want to high five every baby in the world?
  • What do participants get out of the Innovation Lab?


  • What were the weaknesses of the first iteration of the Innovation Lab in 2016?
  • If we are to embrace the failure as a way to provide us data for future success, what would our greatest data point have been last year?


  • What opportunities lay before us for iteration #2 in 2017?
  • If the innovation lab could allow people to do any one thing that is currently seemingly impossible, what would it be?


  • What are threats toward us taking full advantage of these opportunities?
  • If the Innovation Lab is Superman, what is its Lex Luther?


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