Hello, I'm Killian.
In a solution-oriented world, it's easy to lose sight of what the actual problem that we are trying to solve is. I work as a Design and Innovation Strategist to help identify true problems underlying business challenges and build an innovation strategy that is all-inclusive, dynamic and relevant with a view towards business growth and improvement.
Having previously worked as a Design Engineer for the manufacture of medical devices and a Continuous Improvement engineer, I am well versed in Lean and Six Sigma problem-solving methodologies. Combining this with a Design Thinking mentality, I work on problems across the entire spectrum ranging from the ambiguous to the well-defined.
What I do
I help organisations and individuals to set out balanced and dynamic innovation strategies that are orientated towards sustainable growth. Key stages within this process are:
Application of Human-Centred Design Principles and user research techniques
Goals: Identification of unmet latent needs and opportunity mapping.
Stakeholder and Ecosystem mapping
Goals: Visualise the intangible elements of the system. This helps to identify quick wins and prioritise certain types of innovation.
Application of circular design principles
Goals: Growth of any form must be sustainable. Following circular design principles opens up avenues to new business models and helps to identify opportunities for waste elimination.
Assessment of collaborative capacity
Goals: There are many levels of collaboration. Understanding the types of collaboration that exist within the ecosystem allows us to understand what level of innovation is possible and how to build towards more radical innovation by focusing on the practice of collaboration in key areas.
Co-creation of innovation strategies
Goals: Engage the executors of innovation in mapping innovation to key areas within the organisation and beyond to a social context.
Goals: Create a detailed development roadmap, complete with validation milestones so that all stakeholders are aware of the steps towards implementation.
I focus projects on the human story so that people can connect to a real need, take part in purposeful collaboration with their colleagues and find value in their work. I place a huge emphasis on people engagement and fulfilment in order to co-create valuable solutions.
I tend to operate in the space where People, Stories and Learning intersect. Learning from people through empathy is one of the most effective ways of gaining new perspectives. With new perspectives comes insight. Listening to the stories of aspects of people's lives provides context to these insights and motivation to solve new challenges.
Stories are how we make sense of reality and so not only do stories help with our own understanding of the world, they help connect us to one another. The narratives that we tell ourselves form our mental models of the world and so challenging mental models by rewriting these narratives can result in an inspiring vision for the future by removing perceived limitations.
I am available for contract work. If you would like to learn more about what I do, discuss potential collaboration opportunities, or just talk about the weather, please send me a message.