The role of technological innovation in creating radically new product meanings: insights from the hearing aid industry

Bidragets oversatte titel: Teknologisk Innovations Rolle i skabelsen af radikalt nye produktbetydninger : Indsigter fra høreapparatsindustrien

Anders Dahl Krabbe

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Abstrakt

This paper explores the concept of technological epiphanies from the literature on design driven innovation. A technological epiphany is defined as a product innovation that can be considered radical, both in terms of technology as well as the meaning and experiences it creates through its design. Three cases of technological epiphanies from the hearing aid industry are analyzed and discussed in terms of how they represent a radical innovation in technology as well as in product meaning and which role the technological aspect has played in the radical innovation of the meaning of the product. Three different ways in which technology can function as an enabler for the innovation of product meanings are explored and a fourth is found is found during the analysis. The paper concludes by suggesting directions for future research.
Bidragets oversatte titelTeknologisk Innovations Rolle i skabelsen af radikalt nye produktbetydninger : Indsigter fra høreapparatsindustrien
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPursuing Innovation Leadership : Proceeding of the 16th International CINet Conference
Antal sider16
ForlagContinuous Innovation Network
Publikationsdato2015
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Begivenhed16th International CINet Conference: Pursuing Innovation Leadership - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 13. sep. 201515. sep. 2015
Konferencens nummer: 16

Konference

Konference16th International CINet Conference
Nummer16
LokationRoyal Institute of Technology
LandSverige
ByStockholm
Periode13/09/201515/09/2015

Emneord

  • Radical innovation
  • Design-driven innovation
  • technological epiphanies
  • the hearing aid industry

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