Category Archives: Innovation

Importance of Play to Innovation

Read It’s generally accepted that “playtime” is an important part of childhood development. When kids play, they learn how to form stories and use their imagination, how to make sense of the world around them and how to communicate with … Continue reading

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The Economics of Design for Social Innovation

Ezio Manzini is an Italian design strategist, one of the world’s leading experts on sustainable design, author of numerous design books, professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, and founder of the DESIS Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability network … Continue reading

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Imagination: three models of imagination in the age of the knowledge economy

Read Advancement in the arts and sciences is a primary driver of economic production and social policy in post-industrial societies. Imagination steps back and asks `what advances the arts and sciences?’ This book explores the collective, social and global dimension … Continue reading

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Education in the Creative Economy: Knowledge and Learning in the Age of Innovation

Read “At a time when new media and a host of new technologies are reshaping every aspect of life and society, there has been a lack of analyses capable of integrating and critically engaging these new forces. We not only … Continue reading

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Local Knowledge – Case studies of four innovative places

It is often more important for most cities, regions and countries to absorb knowledge, adopt and spread innovations, than it is to create new ideas and products through invention and discovery. There are real economic and social gains generated when … Continue reading

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Creative cities, cultural clusters and local economic development

Creative cities, cultural clusters and local economic development This book analyses the economic development of cities from the ‘cultural economy’ and ‘creative industry’ perspectives, examining and differentiating them as two related but distinct segments of contemporary city economies. The authors … Continue reading

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Network Theory – the Emergence of the Creative Enterprise

Read Read also : Team assembly mechanisms determine collaboration network structure and team performance Traditionally, the achievements of individuals such as Darwin and Einstein have dominated the public’s image of science, yet today some of the most groundbreaking work is … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Innovation in new Learning Communities – An in-depth study of twelve online Learning Communities

The main aim of this study is to collect evidence on the learning innovation emerging in online communities and to draw conclusions on the lessons learnt and on emerging models and features that could eventually be transferred to education and … Continue reading

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Innovation in Virtual Mobility

According to this innovation paradigm, virtual mobility is close to such concepts as virtual reality and identity experimentalism fostered by the Internet . The Internet can actually be considered as an ‘identity laboratory, overflowing with props, audiences, and players for … Continue reading

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