Design and Participatory Innovation Studies
My primary interest in the fields of Design and Innovation Studies has been to look at the processes and collaborative activities that form the basis for most Participatory Design and Innovation activities. I have looked at a large set of workshops in which different stakeholders work together to create something and tried, among other things to find out how creation is orchestrated through interaction and what role gestures and objects play in this creating.
I have been exploring this with colleagues from a range of different fields, and have among other things looked at the role of gesture (pointing) in a design activity (with Jared Donovan, Ben Matthews and Jacob Buur), how abstract objects are assigned meaning and transformed into representing stakeholders in a business value network (with Robb Mitchell and Jacob Buur) and how issues such as knowledge, rights and responsibilities and how these matters are oriented to by participants in various types of collaborative design and innovation workshops and made relevant (with Jeanette Landgrebe and Ben Matthews).
Bogers, M., Brem, A., Heinemann, T. & Tavella, E. Laughing out loud: How humor shapes innovation processes within and across organizations.
Heinemann, T. & Matthews, B.