Tools

Analogies

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

Levels of abstraction

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

Responsible innovation framework

This framework has been developed by Richard Owen and colleagues and is designed to enable discussion and exploration around the key theme of responsible innovation.

Alex Osterwalder on Business Models

In these videos Alex Osterwalder explains the basic ideas behind the Business Model Canvas   1. A short talk about the principles of BMC 2. Longer – 45 minutes – talk 3. A series of talks about different aspects of BMC 4. A short interview with Alex  

Value curves

Value curves 1  This is a useful tool to help explore innovation opportunities in developing new products or services.

Process mapping

This is a tool to help identify opportunities for process innovation. Process mapping

Reflection and audit frameworks

These are tools to help build innovation management capability Innovation fitness test Absorptive capacity audit High involvement innovation audit SPOTS framework