Innovation's Organizing Principles

Models & Tools

Framework #1

Framework #2

Model/Tool Descriptions

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QUICK REFERENCE -- Innovation Models & Tools

Each of the sample innovation models and tools included below supports one or more aspects of innovation's essential creative structure of hypotheses.

Again, innovation's two types of hypotheses speak to:

The models/tools are arranged within two different frameworks according to nature of support:

Following the two frameworks, there is a brief description of the models/tools from Framework #1.



Framework #1:

With this set of sample models & tools below, some models/tools may fit into more than one category. Placement here speaks to emphasis:





Framework #2:

Sample models and tools are clustered by integral components of innovation hypotheses: purpose, knowledge, and creative processing.

A set of brief comments follows the charting.



Of note:

For the thematic strands of knowledge pertinent to innovation -- category knowledge; customer knowledge; general human and social dynamics; and anything and everything -- most of the sample models and tools address "customer knowledge." The strand of "general human and social dynamics," vis-a-vis innovation, seems particularly under-addressed at this time, even as pertinent models may exist outside of the realm of resources associated directly, or primarily, with "innovation."

As just one such example of a model:

From Martin Seligman's theory of "well being" within the field of positive psychology:

Free people will choose each of the following "for its own sake":
positive emotions; engagement; positive relations; meaning; accomplishment. Seligman calls it a theory of "uncoerced choice."

These elements of well being may serve to classify a set of common denominators of "value," with fundamental pertinence to offerings within both the commercial and social production systems.



Brief Descriptions of the Sample Models/Tools:

From Framework #1 above:

i. Models for which effective innovation hypotheses are assumed as an input


ii. Models that establish frameworks for the development of effective innovation hypotheses, with varying starting points