Talk:Eric Von Hippel:Democratizing Innovation

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Open Discussion[edit source]

Discussions around specific chapters[edit source]

Introduction and Overview[edit source]

I quite liked the introduction and it entices me to want to read more. Probably most of all because I am interested in peer developed initiatives like Wikiversity and other things. This intro will be a useful resource for me to use when I facilitate groups of people into thinking about Open Educational Resources - Thanks. I did think though, that the windsurfing story was a bit weak. It was enjoyable to read, and illustrated the point just enough, but at the same time it seemed fickle or not serious enough - I wish another story was chosen, but hey.. I'm tolerant enough to get to the next chapter... --Leighblackall 05:23, 23 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Development of Products by Lead Users[edit source]

Why Many Users Want Custom Products[edit source]

Users' Innovate-or-Buy Decisions[edit source]

Users' Low-Cost Innovation Niches[edit source]

Why Users Often Freely Reveal Their Innovations[edit source]

Innovation Communities[edit source]

Adapting Policy to User Innovation[edit source]

Democratizing Innovation[edit source]

Application: Searching for Lead User Innovations[edit source]

Application: Toolkits for User Innovation and Custom Design[edit source]

Linking User Innovation to Other Phenomena and Fields[edit source]