Open Planet Technologies Inc. is an innovation and design company that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping global growth.
We identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors, and desires. We envision new products and brands, and we design the products, services,
spaces, and interactive experiences that bring them to life. We build creative culture and the internal systems required to sustain innovation and launch new ventures.
Our Approach: Design Thinking
“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the
requirements for business success.”
Thinking like a designer and disruptor transform the way we develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which Open Planet Technologies calls design
thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren’t trained as
designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.
Design thinking is a deeply human process that taps into abilities we all have but get overlooked by more conventional problem-solving practices. It relies on our ability to be
intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that are emotionally meaningful as well as functional, and to express ourselves through means beyond words or symbols. Nobody
wants to run an organization on feeling, intuition, and inspiration, but an over-reliance on the rational and the analytical can be just as risky. Design thinking provides an integrated
third way. The design thinking process is best thought of as a system of overlapping spaces rather than a sequence of orderly steps. There are three spaces to keep in mind:
inspiration, ideation, and implementation. Inspiration is the problem or opportunity that motivates the search for solutions. Ideation is the process of generating, developing, and
testing ideas. Implementation is the path that leads from the project stage into people’s lives. Under this system, Open Planet Technologies uses both analytical tools and generative
techniques to help clients see how their new or existing operations could look in the future — and build road maps for getting there. Our methods include business model
prototyping, data visualization, innovation strategy, organizational design, qualitative and quantitative research, and IP liberation.
Our goal is to always satisfy consumer needs through appropriate, actionable, and tangible product. The result: new, innovative products for growth that are grounded in business
viability and market desirability.