Wankerl, Andreas; DiCicco, Guy F.; Burch, Andrew T.; Charpentier, Erik L.; Chen, Aohan; Goel, Vaibhav; Levy, Heather D.; Perri, Melissa J.; Strandberg, Joseph L.; Vargas Vila, Nicholas; Worthington, Casey D.; Lee, Mia Junghae; Sadashivan, Sharath; Fitzgerald, Eugene A.; Kuberka, Cheryl J.; Olson, Donald E.
A new method for starting the iterative innovation process from the market side based on a sociological trend has been developed. It eliminates the traditional difference between the innovators and the sociological group that carries this trend, which can only be achieved by combining real-world innovation with innovation education. The method for market need discovery is presented as a step-by-step process with detailed reasoning, followed by a real-world example that details the outcomes at every step along the way. The example concludes with a detailed description of the outcome after the first innovation iteration cycle. The richness of the resulting concept demonstrates that an innovation process can be successfully started from the market side via the proposed method.
innovation; process; iteration; market; education