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Title: Do structured methods help eco-innovation: An evaluation of the product ideas tree diagram
Authors: Jones, E
Stanton, NA
Harrison, DJ
Keywords: Innovation;Creativity;Design tools;Eco-design;Teamwork
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Design Studies. 22(6): 519-542
Abstract: This paper reports on the first test of the Product Ideas Tree diagram (PIT): a structured method aimed to help Eco-innovation. The PIT diagram structures ideas output from chaotic idea generating sessions. This study compared four ways of conducting an Eco-innovation workshop. The results show that structured methods help Eco-innovation by improving the constructive communication between the participants. Further development of the PIT diagram promises to contribute several new approaches to sustainable product and process design.
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