Analogies offer a powerful way to generate new ideas based on linking similar worlds or properties to give fresh a fresh perspective. See also levels of abstraction, DOME project
Searching for innovation opportunities
Levels of abstraction This is a tool to help identify new insights and solutions by searching for analagous problems in other fields. See also analogies, DOME project, cause and effect diagram, and frequency chart
Discontinuous innovation activity
Value curves 1 This is a useful tool to help explore innovation opportunities in developing new products or services.
DOME final version This case describes a project to improve patient safety through learning from other sectors and offers some interesting insights into the idea of recombinant innovation.
Process mapping activity
This is a tool to help identify opportunities for process innovation. Process mapping
This audio interview discusses some of the issues around developing an open innovation strategy in a large public sector organization in the UK. You can find a transcript of the interview here.