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Enabling Insight - from Intimation to Innovation

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Insights (aka AHA /Eureka-moments) are at the centre of reports about creative processes that lead to profound innovations, genuine new solutions to complex (scientific) problems or artistic masterpieces. The talk deals with methodological issues of an “in-vivo-in-vitro” approach to studying insights in real world design settings. Additionally the concept of “enabling spaces for knowledge creation and innovation” will be introduced, linking a process and context perspective on the (im-)possibilities to increase the likelihood of insights to occur.

About the speaker:

Stefan Wiltschnig works as Researcher and PhD Fellow at Copenhagen Business School in the EU FP 7 initial training network “DESIRE – CREATIVE DESIGN for INNOVATION in SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY ”. He is trained as telecommunication engineer and graduated in business administration from WU Vienna with majors in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as process and project management. Additionally he has studied Cognitive Science at the Universities of Vienna and Ljubljana. In his PhD project he is focusing on insight moments in creative processes with an interdisciplinary approach between cognitive science, management and design thinking.

This talk is part of the Engineering Design Centre series.

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