Prikken over i'et

Mette Allermand, Nina Damgaard Pedersen, Kristian Ohm, Nanna-karina Schleimann, Marit Vedelsdal, Amalie Olsen & Emilie Bernt Haag

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper conducts a survey regarding the practice of innovation. Various methods, theories and techniques accounted for in the literature, on how to perform innovation, will be carried out in practice with the purpose of discussing their usability. Among these are the theories developed by Joseph A. Schumpeter and Peter F. Drucker in the context of traditional innovation, and Geoff Mulgan, among others, for social-innovation. Additionally applied is the Creative Thinking Technique by Walt Disney, which provides the framework for further methods of idea development. The survey will in conclusion illustrate how the guidelines accounted for in theory must adapt to the given context in order to be considered useful. Finally the paper will debate how the perception on innovation complicates the search for solution to the challenges of today. Here we will conclude how the search for spontaneous innovations with close to zero need for development overshadow the reasonable pursuit for innovations based on thorough analysis. Finally we will argue how our view on systematic innovations as the only reasonable ones inhibit our understanding of innovations based on flashes of genius.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2012


  • Innovation