Skilled Toy Train Discussions about Business Innovation

Jacob Buur, Marie Rosa Beuthel

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Abstrakt

In this paper we show how industrialists in an innovation workshop employ tangible material – a toy train set – to innovate their business model. In multidisciplinary teams the process of co-creating new understandings is crucial for work to progress. Based on video data form this participatory innovation session, we investigate how participants get to new concepts through analysing their skilled behaviours, movements, actions and negotiations. We observe that the final result of the workshop is indeed innovative and is co-constructed by all group members. We show why the toy train works: While encouraging group discussion of the ‘customer journey’, it keeps both hands and mind busy, it allows silent participation, and it expands the vocabulary of the discussion.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference : PIN-C 2013
RedaktørerHelinä Melkas, Jacob Buur
ForlagLappeenranta University of Technology
Publikationsdato2013
Sider31-35
ISBN (Trykt)978-952-265-391-8
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-952-265-392-5
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Begivenhed3rd Participatory Innovation Conference: Participation as performace - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lahti, Finland
Varighed: 18. jun. 201320. jun. 2013

Konference

Konference3rd Participatory Innovation Conference
LokationLappeenranta University of Technology
Land/OmrådeFinland
ByLahti
Periode18/06/201320/06/2013
NavnLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications. Tutkimusraportit – Research Reports
Nummer6
ISSN2243-3376

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