Innovation Tools

As someone working or studying in the field of innovation, you probably already know that there exists a wealth of tools and techniques to help you find your way through the innovation maze.

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Kano Methods

This is a useful market research tool which helps clarify the ‘voice of the customer’.

Lateral Thinking

A tool for solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

Lead User Methods

A tool for identifying Lead Users, and understanding their role in the generation of new products.

Learning networks

A tool for understanding how to build and operate learning networks.

Levels of Abstraction

This is a simple but powerful tool for finding new insights and perspectives on a problem issue. It involves finding analogous situations and transferring ideas which work in that context back to the original problem.

List Reduction

A tool for reducing a large list of items to a manageable few.