At PDRL we have access to both proprietary methods and tools, and procured resources, all available for researchers and students that we work with. These methods and tools we use in the daily research and teaching. We can of course offer facilitation and education within the areas of these methods and tools.

MOVE Workshop - Innovation workshop facilitation

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The MOVE framework is designed to help you plan an effective internal workshop to address the innovation capabilities within your group or company. MOVE is based on four dimensions of team innovation: Make, Observe, Visualize, and Engage. We talk about dimensions rather than phases because innovation is not a linear process. Use elements of each dimension depending on your specific needs and objectives. Don’t forget to iterate and share your evolving ideas with others in your innovation network, which will help you move your big ideas forward.

If you are interested in knowing more about how to apply the MOVE Framework in your organization and how we are developing the format further, please contact anyone of the authors or partners:

 Needfinding

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 Needfinding is considered an applied approach to identifying, capturing and communicating human needs into the process of product innovation. It assumes that designers need to be involved at the early stages of product innovation to have an impact on the product definition.

The development of Needfinding includes creation of new methods to complement the product innovation process. Needfinding is an approach which affects the whole product development process; thus, for example, context, culture, work environment and user experience, are included in the needfinding journey.

This workbook summarises a selection of user- centered approaches that can guide and support engineers and designers in identifying the unmet user needs in the real user environment. It will allow you to take practical action towards delivering value added, sustainable and user-centered products and services.

needbeat-contentThis workbook starts with a focus on understanding the user’s context by framing a needfinding plan, continues by offering methodical steps to gain deep insight into user experiences and needs, and ends with practical advice for how to analyse these insights and co-create solutions that effectively meet customer needs.

If you are interested in knowing more about how to apply needfinding in your organization and how we are developing the format further, please contact anyone of the authors or partners:

MINT - Measure Innovation in Teams

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Experience constantly tells us that "What is measured, gets done!". However when it comes to innovation the measurement indicators available are rarely useful. The classical indicators are made for follow-up at best (e.g. number of patents or ideas) while indicators used for driving innovative activities are absent. When developing products and services for a marketplace it is important for any organization to create innovative features and solutions in order to achieve an advantage over its competitors.
This approach focuses on the assessment of innovation capability at team level in relation to the processes which takes place before actual product development projects are decided; when new business models, technological opportunities and intellectual property rights are created and investigated.

A measurement framework called MINT (Measuring Innovation Capability in Teams) is provided, focusing on four areas: innovation elicitation, selection, impact and ways of working. For each area, candidate measurement indicators are provided to be used as inspiration in the development of a tailored measurement program.

It is important to characterize not only what is easily measurable, but also aspects which are inherently subjective and difficult to describe quantitively. Candidate measurement indicators thus include examples of both hard numbers and soft, subjective judgments. The MINT framework has been developed mainly for teams responsible for innovation within various organizations but may also be of inspiration for departments and divisions aiming for increased innovation capabilities.

If you are interested in knowing more about how to apply the MINT method in your organization and how we are developing the format further, please contact anyone of the authors or partners: