Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Models of Organizational Innovation

This is an exploration into patterns of change and innovation within organizations that are part of large, entrenched societal institutions such as healthcare, government, and education. These patterns have been used to create a set of models that offer different ways of thinking about the concept of organizational innovation. The models have been developed from a case-study of a specific group of organizations with higher education: small, private college specializing in art and design. the majority of these are members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) a non-profit consortium. The models are intended to be lenses through which to view innovation critically and tools for gaining clarity about what exactly we mean when we say, “We need change!”

The models cover five areas. A Holarchic View assesses change already occurring and identifies at what system level the action in anchored. Identity Mapping breaks down the core activities that give an organization a coherent identity, then examines the current manifesto of these and imagines alternatives. Scales of Innovation proposes distinct levels within the term innovation. Minimum Viable Innovation looks at other factors that need to be taken into account for a proposed innovation to result in meaningful change. Finally, Analogy Mapping focuses in on a specific avenue for innovation, an inter-organizational learning network, and compares AICAD’s current functionality with examples of similar structures proven effective in other sectors.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018