Innovation symbol systems

Multimodal grammars and vocabularies for facilitating mutual innovation knowledge

Stephen Fox (Corresponding Author), Mariale Moreno, Päivi Vahala

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Abstract

Symbol systems can provide topic-specific languages comprising multimodal grammars and vocabularies. Symbol systems can facilitate mutual knowledge for innovation when people do not already have a common language for effective communication about an innovation. For example, there can be a lack of common language among diverse participants at public co-creation workshops: especially when different participants have different perspectives about the same hyped innovation. In this paper, action research is reported, which involved the development of a multimodal symbol system for facilitating mutual innovation knowledge. Overall, this paper provides two principal contributions to the literature. First, criteria for topic-specific symbol systems are set-out with reference to relevant literature. Second, a practical example of a multimodal symbol system, which meets these criteria, is presented. Together, these contributions introduce new directions for research and practice concerned with facilitating mutual innovation knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-22
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Innovation and Knowledge
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • innovation
  • mutual knowledge
  • symbol systems
  • multimodal
  • grammar
  • vocabulary
  • hype
  • distributed manufacturing

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Innovation symbol systems : Multimodal grammars and vocabularies for facilitating mutual innovation knowledge. / Fox, Stephen (Corresponding Author); Moreno, Mariale; Vahala, Päivi.

In: Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, p. 12-22.

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