Innovation Reading Circle 02

The second meeting of the Innovation Reading Circle was again very interesting. Democratizing_innovationThis time the theme was User-Led Innovation.¬†The books we read and discussed were: ‘Democratising Innovation‘ by Eric Von Hippel, ‘We-think: The power of mass creativity‘ by Charles Leadbeater and ‘The Ten Faces of Innovation‘ by Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman.¬†The keywords that bridge these publications are open source design, multi-disciplinary¬†collaboration and user participation.¬†The styles of publications were very different: research-based academic (Von Hippel), practice-based reflection (Kelley) and journalistic experiment (Leadbeater). The Innovation Reading Circle is organised by¬†Nico Macdonald.