Organization profile

Organisation profile

The key research themes addressed by this group are Front-end Innovation, Meaning Making and Design Frames in interdisciplinary teams. The overall purpose is to understand how design and design thinking drives innovation, and to understand the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of this approach for various organizations and companies. The academic fields include: Design research, Design- and Innovation Management.

With the focus on linking the purpose of projects, meaning of products, services and strategies with actions and principles, the design driven approach to innovation is of interest to many companies not previously using design to drive the innovation processes. Research projects includes topics such as implementation of design driven innovation in organizations developing new services and products. We are working with companies that expressed interest in becoming more agile and design oriented in their innovation strategy and development processes or are looking to improve their innovation capacity through a design driven staging of collaboration between internal and external stakeholders in large companies. 

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interdisciplinarity Social Sciences
entrepreneurship Social Sciences
graduate Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
Innovation Business & Economics

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Projects 2017 2022

Udvikling af globale innovationsalliancer med leverandører

Laursen, L. N., Andersen, P. H. & Møller, M. M.


Project: Research

Ecosystem Innovation

Laursen, L. N.



Project: Research

Research Output 2017 2019

Design Research Epistemologies III: Design Research Epistemologies III

Knudsen, L. S., 2019

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review


Tollestrup, C., Sep 2019, Towards a New Innovation Landscape : Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Erik, B., Ahmed, K., Lyndon, B., Ross, B., Dorothy, E., Hilary, G., William, I. & Robert Ian, W. (eds.). Design Society, p. 102-107 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Knowledge creation
Product development

Meaning Frames: The Structure of Problem Frames and Solution Frames

Haase, L. M. & Laursen, L. N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Design Issues.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Årets underviser på AAU

Louise Møller Haase (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Educational prizes

Activities 2017 2017