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Designing solutions to complex problems

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Designing solutions to complex problems

“Organizational life, and indeed the world, is full of complex, poorly defined, so called “ill-structured” problems that need solving. While teams have a variety of tools to choose from to help tackle these problems, those tools invariably fail to address both the challenges of working collaboratively and of addressing the specific problem at hand. Now, though, Hazbi Avdiji, Dina Elikan, Stéphanie Missonier and Yves Pigneur, academics at HEC Lausanne, have devised three fundamental design principles which can be used by managers and their teams to create tools that aid collaborative problem-solving tailored to a specific ill-structured problem. More

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keynote at RCIS & Inforsid

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

keynote at the IEEE 12th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS) & Inforsid’2018, Nantes

IMG_1052   Inforsid 2018


New book?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

a long week-end workstation in UK w/ Alex and Alan working on our next book …


Strategis pour Monito

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Monito (web) gagne le Prix Strategis! Félicitations à François Briod et son équipe!

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“un beau clin d’oeil que ça se passe dans le même auditoire où l’étincelle entrepreneuriale a commencé lors des cours de SI de 2ème Bachelor et où j’ai rencontré mon co-fondateur Laurent.

Construire un modèle d’affaires innovant

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Module de formation continue à HEC Lausanne

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Si vous pensez que la transformation digitale va changer l’art du possible, soyez sûrs que votre entreprise n’oublie pas de renouveler son modèle d’affaires.

Des modèles d’affaires ou business models disruptifs transforment le paysage concurrentiel de nombreux secteurs. Comment se positionner dans ce paysage ? Comment convertir ses idées en propositions de valeur innovantes et en nouveaux modèles d’affaires performants ? Comment maitriser des outils et techniques efficaces, simples et éprouvés pour concevoir, tester et transformer ces modèles d’affaires?



Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Alex and his children are creating an awesome business comic for kids, illustrated by Holger and his team. They will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign.


research seminar at NUS

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Research seminar presenting “A Design Theory for Developing Visual Inquiry Tools”, at NUS

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Visit at Singapore

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Back to National University of Singapore for a couple of days



BMGEN in Chile

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

“El pasado 9 y 10 de marzo, Yves Pigneur, uno de los creadores del modelo y libro Business Model Canvas junto a Alexander Osterwalder, estuvo en Chile para dar unas charlas gratuitas sobre los nuevos avances que ha realizado en el ámbito del estudio de los modelos de negocio para las empresas del futuro.

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Designing Service Systems at EPFL

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Thesis defence by Gorica Tapandjieva, entitled “Designing, Aligning and Visualizing Service Systems”, supervised by Prof. Alain Wegmann at EPFL.

“Our main result is an ontology for SEAM service-modeling. Our contributions are the heuristics that define how the ontology relates to the perceived reality: they focus on behavior rather than organization and put an emphasis on service instances rather than service types. We also define alignment based on properties of the systems’ behavior. This thesis shows that it is possible to model an organization by implementing the concept of service as defined by our ontology. This ontology supports the design of service systems that align across both IT and business services. As we worked with over a hundred IT services, we provide a series of visualization prototypes of a service cartography to describe and relate the different views required to manage services.