Novice facilitators as creative catalysts in innovation support

Lampitt Adey, Kate, Bailey, Mark, Carrion-Weiss, Justine and Gibbons, Freddie (2019) Novice facilitators as creative catalysts in innovation support. In: IASDR 2019 - International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2019: Design Revolutions, 2nd - 5th September 2019, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

This article explores the value that students, acting as novice facilitators, bring in supporting professionals to innovate. This empirical research took a grounded theory and action research influenced approach to investigate a series of innovation support workshops with sole traders and SMEs delivered by Northumbria University. These workshops were part of a wider regional research project entitled Creative Fuse North East. The research found that there was trust and rapport between the expert facilitators, novice facilitators and enterprises participating which supported co-creation. In this safe environment, novice facilitators and enterprises worked together to learn and grow. It is argued that this enabled both parties to build their creative confidence. Thus, this approach offers a route to stimulating innovation in the region through supporting small scale enterprises and sole traders, and by developing strong creative graduates to participate in future workforces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative confidence, novice facilitators, innovation support, creative catalysts, innovation readiness
Subjects: N200 Management studies
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 09:53
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40965

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