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Assessing the usefulness of an early idea development tool among experienced researchers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalCERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


We test a novel ideation tool developed for early idea development among experienced academic researchers. We presented the
Impact Canvas® tool to experienced researchers who assessed the usefulness of the tool in early idea development. This paper analyses
their perceptions of the tool: its usability and visual appeal, content elements, ability to facilitate collaboration and motivate them
personally. Our findings imply that the employment background of experienced researchers has an impact on how useful they consider
the tool. Researchers with a background in the public sector appreciate the tool significantly more than researchers who do not have
similar working experiences.


  • Canvas tool, Early idea development, Ideation process, Ideation tool

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