"How do we know for sure when an innovation has happened? It is simple: We observe that a group or community has adopted a new practice. Spreading ideas is not enough to get people to change their habits. Innovators induce changes of habit by offering and supporting new tools or processes perceived as high value by adopters."
Under this light, Denning and Dunham found in their study that, the "key is to understand innovation as adoption of new practice", and this is different from invention. "Invention means to create something new, but does not require that anyone accept or adopt it."
"Both inventors and innovators start with a possibility. The inventor turns the possibility into an idea, artifact, patent, or process and proposes that others consider it. The innovator turns the possibility into an offer for adoption and then follows it through to adoption."
- The talk by Jeff Veen, described extremely eloquently all the things that I believe are extremely important in any work environment, "designing for disaster "… All in all, my favorite part was in the art of waking up every morning to the following question: "What is going to happen exciting today?"
Like everybody in the audience, I felt inspired by the brave and honest talk by Jessi Arrington. It was funny to hear the people in charge of the stage to quote her at the end of the conference: "F*** you, I am me". You might enjoy also visiting the beautiful sketch-notes by talented Bernie Quah, who I had the joy to meet at the conference.
Greatly intoxicated by all these amazingly inspiring people, I dared to share a video that I put together a year ago. Somehow, it was made thinking about all the wonderful people that have influenced my life in the last thirteen years. So, to all of them, thank you!