Innovation: Creative Friction or Complementarity

Janni Nielsen, Suzanne Yaganeh, Leif Bloch Rasmussen, Antonio Arcienaga

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    This paper contributes to a theoretical discussion of creation of innovation with participants in, or outside, organisations. We address the creation of innovation with a complex theoretical understanding drawing on the Scandinavian and the Participatory Design tradition introducing two approaches to the processes of innovation. We ask if innovation can be initiated and enhanced looking at two collaborative approaches; participatory innovation (PIN) and cooperative innovation (COIN). We invite to dialogue and reflections on PIN’s conflict and creative frictions on one side and COIN’s complexity, complementarity in diversity and the didactic scaffolding of the innovation process on the other side. Our
    contribution focuses on the methods and practices for facilitation of co-creating activities between different groups leading to cooperation, and innovation in thinking.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference. PIN-C 2013
    EditorsHelinä Melkas, Jacob Buur
    Place of PublicationLahti
    PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Print)9789522653918
    ISBN (Electronic)9789522653925
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventParticipatory Innovation Conference. PIN-C 2013 - Lahti, Finland
    Duration: 18 Jun 201320 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceParticipatory Innovation Conference. PIN-C 2013
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    SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
    SeriesTutkimusraportit - Research Reports

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