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Radical Innovation: a new approach to creative product development at AB Sandvik Coromant
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The goal of the thesis is to evaluate research findings of a new and highly creative methodology in the context of creative product development - Radical Innovation (RI). Radical Innovation is a methodology that contains creative tools and methods for team based innovation and are the result from research in the Faste Collaboratory in the domain of creative product development which contains areas of how to utilize multidisciplinary teams efficiently in creative workshops with the goal of creating innovative products. The thesis has been performed in collaboration with AB Sandvik Coromant and the division of Functional Product Development at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). With experience from the performed workshops and the results from the evaluating questionnaires there have been developed a five step process called, The RIW-process, which describes how a Radical Innovation Workshop can be performed. Together with the RIW-process, it is also suggested, and stated an example on how the methodology of Radical Innovation can be used continuously in a product development process.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45585ISRN: LTU-HIP-EX--09/014--SELocal ID: 343a79c3-6c7a-48a6-b9b3-fcc59de57291OAI: diva2:1018879
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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Arenaprogrammes (2002-2014)
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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