Cours de systèmes d’information et design

September 16th, 2014

Le cours de systèmes d’information & design en 2ème bachelor à HEC recommence …

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Le cours présente les principes de la conception et la pensée « design » appliqués aux services en ligne. Le cours introduit progressivement les concepts, les modèles et les techniques pour concevoir de nouveaux services, les processus sous-jacents et les modèles d’affaires correspondants. L’apprentissage passe par des cours, des exercices de conception, des études de cas, et des séances de co-design en groupe. Le cours illustre également les techniques, les processus et les outils du design: scénario, histoire racontée, analyse de la tâche, brainstorming, carte conceptuelle, script, prototype, esquisse, … (more)

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Pre-order of VPD

September 14th, 2014

Get a sneak peek at the first 100 pages of the book “Value Proposition Design”

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The entire first section defining every detail of the Value Proposition canvas …

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VPD at CxO

September 12th, 2014

Internet “talk-show” by Alex on VPD and BMGEN at CxO

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The transcript by Strategyzer here

 

 

Global Carbon Wealth

September 12th, 2014

Interesting discussion with Suren Erkman, Frédéric Meylan et Vincent Moreau on carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and valorisation. When you know that the stock of carbon in the atmosphere is 800 giga-tons, the issue makes sense …

“Given present trends in anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, finding solutions to stabilize or even decrease the atmospheric concentration of this greenhouse gas becomes urgent matter. One option, «carbon capture and valorization» (CCV) emerged recently. According to the perspective of industrial ecology, CCV considers carbon dioxide as a resource instead of a waste. (more)

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Online course on VPD

September 9th, 2014

video shooting at Berlin for a new online course on Value Proposition Design, directed by Daniela Berto (*), with the VPD team

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(*) Daniela designed the first video for BMGEN in 2011, viewed more than one million times (youtube)

BMGEN pour Carrefour

September 3rd, 2014

introduction au “Business Model Design” pour une équipe de Carrefour à l’IMD

Dans le cadre d’une semaine “Deep dive” animée par Prof. Cyril Bouquet, avec la participation de Christian Saclier (head of Design, Nestlé) les objectifs de cet atelier sont de (a) découvrir et d’appliquer le “Business model canvas” et le “Value Proposition Canvas” pour décrire, remettre en question et évaluer des propositions de valeur et des business models innovants, (b) mieux comprendre certains exemples marquants d’innovation par les business models, et (c) explorer l’attitude “design” appliquée à la conception et au test de business models.

more effective way for startups to brainstorm

August 27th, 2014

article on BMGEN reprinted in FastCompany, originally appeared in First Round Review

“The word lean is everywhere these days. Lean processes, lean startups. While Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, has arguably become the face of this movement, its philosophy is largely based on something called the Business Model Canvas–a tool developed by author and entrepreneur Alexander Osterwalder and Swiss academic Yves Pigneur (more)

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Computer-Aided Business Model Design

August 26th, 2014

Public PhD defence by Boris Fritscher (web) of his thesis entitled “Computer-Aided Business Model Design”, with the thesis committee: Prof. Jos van Hillegersberg (Twente University), Alain Wegmann (EPFL) and Thibault Estier (HEC). Congratulation Doctor Fritscher!

The purpose of this thesis is to identify the functionality that is necessary in a computer-aided design tool in a strategic context, specifically in the design of business models. The research question can be stated as follows: “How can computer-aided design help in designing and assessing strategic business objects, such as business models?”

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Privacy Management for mobile devices

August 26th, 2014

PhD defence by Zhan Liu of his thesis entitled “Adaptive Privacy Management System Design For Context-Aware Mobile Devices”, with the thesis committee: Prof. Fang Gang (Hangzhou Dianzi U.), Jean-Fabrice Lebraty (U. Lyon) and Prof. Benoît Garbinato (HEC)

His papers address the three following research questions
- How can context-awareness technologies be used in a privacy management system for mobile phone devices in order to improve authentication security and maintain ease of use?
- How can we design a context-aware mobile application that protects users’ personal information by considering personalization and control?
- How do mobile users perceive about information privacy related issues when using location-based mobile application, and what is the role of personalized services and control over personal information in such context?

BMGEN & MOOCS at EPFL

August 25th, 2014

meeting with Patrick Aebischer (web), President of EPFL, Martin Vetterli (web), President of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, and Alex Osterwalder (web), founder of Strategyzer: discussion on BMGEN, its online course (web), MOOCS, Coursera at EPFL (web), …

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