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eriences from generating ideas

Posted: Apr 15, 2019 | By: Giorgio Vellani - 0 comments

The financial fund business often generates idea listening to their lead users. Lead users are professional investors that understand the need of diversifying the risks hence the expected return. The higher the expected return, the higher the risk. Financial institutions usually diversify their products (i.e. funds) according to risk (and as a consequence the expected […]

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The view of information and pattern recognition.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 | By: Cat Halthur - 0 comments

When looking at Idea/Concept refinement, there is an overall flow that could be described as this: information -> comprehension-> pattern recognition -> simplification -> evaluation (but a loop, as the evaluation lead to new information) This loop will occur both during the problem definition phase, as well as the solution definition phase, but seeing as […]

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Idea Refinement

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 | By: Patrik Nilsson - 1 comment

Once an idea has been generated, the idea needs to be molded before it is assessed and implemented. Idea refinement can be carried out in many different ways. For this module, I found the article by Sukhov (2016) particularly beneficial. By breaking the idea into different elements, the innovators can refine each of the elements […]

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Idea refinement

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 | By: semadea - 0 comments

The idea refinement stage of ideation is a process of further developing and refining the idea generated so that it can easily be understood and be ready for the next step. The idea refinement process might involve people with different knowledge and competence which; on one hand, this can be seen as helpful; as the […]

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Module 3 Idea Refinement

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 | By: Hayley McLaughlin - 1 comment

Idea refinement iterations will lead to an innovative and implemented solution if indeed the design problem is initially understood. This is reflected in the article by Dorst et al. (2001) who investigated the creativity & design quality for a new litter disposal service on new model Dutch trains. They state “the more time a subject […]

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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 | By: Krista Ashmen - 1 comment

Refinement. I absolutely love this word. It is the struggle between reality and dreams. I love the dilemma and the space to work creatively. Refining my idea about imposing a color scheme over all content on the Internet is large, all encompassing and incomprehensibly impossible. I absolutely love working on what others consider impossible.   […]

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Module 3 Experiences from refining ideas

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 | By: Tove Löfgren - 0 comments

Min erfarenhet är att det inte är någon brist på idéer internt. Utmaningen är snarare att prioritera, utveckla och se till att idéerna genomförs, att gå från idé till att faktiskt genomförande. I verkligheten är de absolut flesta idéer som förfinas och genomförs inte organiserade som ett strikt idéutvecklingsprojekt. Det handlar snarare om att göra […]

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Experience in refining ideas

Posted: Apr 09, 2019 | By: Inesa Stockunaite - 1 comment

I have to admit my professional experience with idea refinement is very limited. In my previous and current companies we did not do a systematic idea refinement. While previously working as a brand manager in food industry I was responsible for idea generation and refinement within my supervised category, but the job was carried out […]

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Modul 3 – Idea Refinement

Posted: Apr 07, 2019 | By: jamesbala - 1 comment

In my experience idea refinement is crucial process for a company to keep its competitive advantage. It is important for a company to stay innovative and generate new ideas but it must be done in a way that ultimately reduces company costs and/or increases costumer satisfaction.   When we are working with idea refinement in […]

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Modul 3 – Idea Refinement

Posted: Apr 07, 2019 | By: valebala100 - 2 comments

Form previous experience, working with idea refinement is both tough but can at the same time be very rewarding. In our firm we have a very open communication with our staff as well as our customers. My way of looking on it is that if our clients are invited to contribute to idea generation, myself […]

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Reflecting on the idea refinement assignment

Posted: Apr 06, 2019 | By: Sara W - 3 comments

I truly enjoyed this exercise, since it made me reflect about the idea refining process in detail. It gave new insights on how ideas are generated and refined in groups, the importance of different perspectives within the group and how vital it is to communicate the idea in a structured and informative manner. My approach […]

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Idea refinement – an example

Posted: Apr 03, 2019 | By: Christine Oljelund - 2 comments

My example about idea refinement comes from a problem I have been working with in my job. A group of employees came to me to solve a problem. First we worked with the actual problem and described it before asking co-workers to help solving it. The problem was described at a web-page where employees can […]

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TIPS! Region Uppsala

Posted: Mar 23, 2019 | By: Cat Halthur - 0 comments

Region Uppsala “Vi har det viktiga uppdraget att hjälpa hälso- och sjukvården i regionen att omvandla nya idéer och nya lösningar till verklighet i syfte att förbättra vården för patienter, personal och närstående. Vill du fylla den tomma stolen som projektledare är du välkommen med din ansökan senast den 7 april: ”

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Module 2 second assignment experience regarding generating ideas

Posted: Mar 14, 2019 | By: thelspguy - 2 comments

I find working with generating ideas work really well when you have some kind of framework as a starting point for the creative process. We have used a variety of techniques on generating ideas such as SCAMPER that stands for: Substitute. Combine. Adapt. Modify. Put to another use. Eliminate. Reverse. We have put this method […]

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Previous experience in idea generation

Posted: Mar 14, 2019 | By: Cat Halthur - 1 comment

Previous experience from generating ideas in organisation: I have worked mainly in organisations where ideas are expected to pop up naturally, and be generally discussed under ”miscellaneous” on the agenda of formal meetings, or simply raised during informal meetings, such as during lunch, or appraisal talks. However, I have taken part of formal idea generation […]

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