Join the CoCreation Forum as Gaurav Bhalla, CEO of Knowledge Kinetics shows how the Oslo University Hospital Clinic of Innovation uses co-creation to solve problems in the world of healthcare, and how your organization can benefit from its own "innovation clinic."
Don't Forget: this Friday at 11AM EST is the newest installment of our webinar series: Local Motors & Co-Creation! More tickets are now available. We'll be broadcasting live on our channel on uStream.tv with Damien Declercq, Director of New Business Development, and discussing how Local Motors uses Co-Creation and their online community at The Forge. Co-Creation Forum members can share their questions with Damien here or tweet us @cocreationforum.
Here on the Co-Creation forum, we've been conducting interviews with the top Thought Leaders in the Co-Creation space. Today, we have five questions with Damien Declercq, Director of New Business Development at Local Motors and host of our upcoming webinar Local Motors on Co-Creation.
How did you get involved in co-creation?
I originally started with the crowdsourcing of a logo, for DIVE, the project I was working on before joining Local Motors.
Damien worked with crowdsourced logo design house 99designs. See the original logo contest.
What's your favorite tool for interacting with your community?
The Co-Creation Forum Webinars series returns with an exciting presentation by Damien Declercq, Director of New Business Development at Local Motors! We will be discussing how Local Motors uses Co-Creation, their online community at The Forge, and much more. Further details to be announced.
Have questions for Damien? Co-Creation Forum members can post them here.
The webinar will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET).
Space is limited - Register Now!
Eric Von Hippel started talking about lead-user innovation as early as in the mid-eighties. Sonn after, consumer participation in service delivery and product development started to gain momentum in the nineties, and the first articles about co-creation were published in 2000. Even though these trends are obvious today, few hard facts have been published about consumer vs. business innovation. This post discusses the results of two quite recent surveys, the first ones to analyse this phenomenon on a large scale.
A great read from a recent edition of Creativity and Innovation Management is the article Stimulating Creative Rationality to Stimulate Innovation. It was writtenby two French researchers: Joëlle Forest, PhD in economics, who likes to explore the relationships between design and innovation, and Michel Faucheux, PhD in literature, who focuses his research around the narrative role of technology. Together, they argue that the Western tradition has separated “creativity” from “rationality” for too long, and that innovation requires both!
Very recently, the Hungarian ad agency Café Creative released a video that yielded a simple yet true message: creativity takes time! To prove this, they asked young kids to draw a clock (1) in 10 seconds, and (2) in 10 minutes. Unsurprisingly, the second wave of drawings was much more original than the first one: the kids reinvented the clock as animals, flowers, kites…). While this little experiment shows obvious results, the fact that creativity takes time has also been proved in scientific litterature… and even at eYeka where we came up with the same finding!