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Genius of the AND vs Win-Win
May 12, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
As an advocate for Genius of the AND mentality, I felt compelled to write this post after reading Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas. In this...
Visual Frameworks
May 5, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
Most of us have likely encountered a visual framework at some point in our lives. They show up in math class as an X-Y axis. They are flow charts...
Scope Creep
April 28, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
Scope creep happens. We can’t stop it, we can only hope to contain it. Let’s talk about that. Last week I presented the Universal Job Loop (UJL)...
The Universal Job Loop
April 21, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
Anyone that knows me well also knows I don’t subscribe to universal processes. So, why did I use “universal” here? Mostly to be provocative for in...
Post-it Note Problems
April 14, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
At CanvasGT we’re tackling some big problems. Some examples include traceability in medical device design and scope creep in new product developme...
The Detectives’ Notebook
April 6, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
There’s significant similarity between detective work and design. In both cases, we are building a case. The detectives are building a criminal ca...
Innovators Answering an Urgent Medical Need
March 30, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
CanvasGT was founded on the premise that real-time multi-site collaboration of diverse stakeholders is vital to the innovation pipeline. We are no...
Zoom to the Future of Medical Innovation
March 24, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
Looking back on the past seven days, it has been dominated by Zoom. Considering the future, we can expect the current rapid adoption of this one s...
Critical Thinking
March 16, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
Today’s world is undoubtedly filled with complex problems. To address them will require critical thinking skills. I’m seeing these words splashed...
From Practice to Theory to Practice: An evolution in the methods of defining user needs
March 9, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
My first introduction to defining user needs was in practice as a design engineer. It was 2001 and I was a new hire at Alaris Medical Systems (for...
What's in a Name
March 2, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
One of the biggest questions I’m hearing when sharing the story of CanvasGT is: “What does the GT stand for?” and “Why the name CanvasGT?” Naming a...
Conceived in Medical Devices
February 24, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
Those who know me, know that I’m a storyteller. So, when telling the story of CanvasGT, I’ll be taking several blog posts to get there. Starting ...
The Importance of Timing
February 17, 2020
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Andrew DiMeo
This inaugural blog post is about answering the question, “Why start a company now?” The story of CanvasGT is the story of two parallel lines inte...