Creative IDEAS

Innovative Mechanisms for Knowledge Sharing

The Creative IDEAS project is dedicated to impact generation through the design of innovative and highly interactive approaches, processes and tools for knowledge sharing.

Our approach to knowledge sharing is characterised by a participatory, co-creational understanding of KE research. Here academics and KE professionals use their expertise to design and provide a flexible structure and safe environment in which participant experts feel enabled to share relevant and create new knowledge across organisational boundaries.

To date we have supported over 100 small and large companies and public organisations in collaboration for innovation.  Activities focus on the facilitation of interactions across organisational boundaries and sectors with the aim to raise awareness about differences in organisational cultures and processes and how they might affect innovation and change processes.

The project is part of the fourth round of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF 4).

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
HerfurthHerfurth Lorenz Herfurth Innovation, Knowledge Exchange, Design Research, Design Management for Sustainability, Design Thinking
CarrCarr Valerie Carr Design for health and wellbeing, therapeutic environments, workplace design, post occupancy evaluation, community engagement, design for social innovation, codesign
CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
WhithamWhitham Roger Whitham Human-Computer Interaction, Visualisation, Interactive Structures, Collaborative Tools, Virtual Work Environments, Facilitation

Updates

Leapfrogging to Denmark

Event1 month and 19 days ago
Leapfrogging to Denmark

8th of March 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Seminar at Center for Codesign Research, CODE part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design

Leon Cruickshank led a discussion and presentation of Leapfrog research at CODE recently. This group jointly...Read full update

Guest Blog: Making Spaces for Democracy

Articleby Anna Winters
Guest Blog: Making Spaces for Democracy

There are many criteria on which you can challenge an organisation to be creative.  They include leadership; external and internal networking; systems and processes; inclusivity and flat structures; a commitment to translate creative thought into practice (innovation) and ‘creative spaces’. ...Read full article

Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research

Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research

Imagination is looking for someone interested in exploiting the potential of social media to share information and promote collaboration as part of a new project called Leapfrog. This 3 year £1.25million AHRC project will explore how we can help more people be more creative and collaborative with a...Read full update

Designing creative frameworks: Design thinking as an engine for new facilitation approaches

OutcomeJournal Paper
Designing creative frameworks: Design thinking as an engine for new facilitation approaches

This paper documents implications and opportunities for the design profession offered by the rise of the knowledge society and digital economies. Within this we show the value of applied design thinking in the creation and delivery of business development and facilitation. Two case studies document...More information

Innovation in the Exchange of Knowledge Exchange

Innovation in the Exchange of Knowledge Exchange

Engaging with the EUs experts in meta-knowledge exchange (to knowledge exchange to and between knowledge experts), we find exciting areas to collaborate.

My colleague Tom Clark from (the Storey Creative Industries Centre) and I have just spent the last two days in a seminar run by Interact EU...Read full update

Creative IDEAS Book

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Creative IDEAS Book

This ImaginationLancaster published book documents the activities undertaken within the HEIF funded Creative IDEAS project. Creative IDEAS addressed one of the more difficult issues in contemporary innovation, the fruitful and mutually beneficial collaboration of large and small companies. The...More information