Integrating building blocks canvases with a design thinking process to create innovative solutions in wicked environments

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Abstract

This paper provides a proposed approach to integrate building block's canvases with the process of design thinking as a visual tool for managing wicked problems that place great emphasis on stakeholder engagement. First, the paper describes Meta organizations trends and the complex or wicked systems they create. Then, it describes the concept of wicked problems and its characteristics that require approaches other than the analytical approaches used in most design methodologies. After that, this paper presents design thinking as a promising approach to address complexity. Then, this paper explains the notion of the building blocks and canvases as a visual tool increasingly used in design businesses. We argue that these building blocks are generic and can be customized to address a specific business issue, or create new building blocks relevant to any problem domain. At the end, the paper will describe a proposed process framework to identify and choose the building blocks to create a canvas that matches a particular business challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages987-994
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780986041952
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Nov 11 2015Nov 12 2015

Other

Other26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period11/11/1511/12/15

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Keywords

  • Building blocks
  • Business innovation
  • Design thinking
  • Wicked problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Business and International Management

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Alharthy, A. (2015). Integrating building blocks canvases with a design thinking process to create innovative solutions in wicked environments. In Proceedings of the 26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015 (pp. 987-994). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.