Inspædia report: an inspired research itinerary

Paulo Maldonado, José Pinto Duarte, António Câmara, Nuno Correia, Leonor Ferrão, Pablo Ermida

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This article summarizes the essentials of the design research path that led to the collaborative and interactive intelligence platform Inspædia. Firstly, it discusses the concepts and contexts that favor innovation to understand the importance of entrepreneurship, exploring successful business models and identifying trends and patterns of excellence; some inspirational riffs to inspire other organizational contexts are selected; there is a review of authors who have emphasized the importance of designing and developing user-oriented business models – or rather, producers that are at the same time consumers (prosumers), connected by collaborative intelligence networks; creative and collaborative cognition in design is explored by presenting some strategies to activate divergent thinking, and the conceptual model of Inspædia is described. Secondly, the article contextualizes and describes the research journey to redefine and simplify the conceptual model to bring the online platform to life. Finally, the results obtained and the feedback given by some inspædiers are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics in Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-60582-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-60581-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Collaborative intelligence
  • Content curation
  • Design
  • Innovation
  • Inspædia
  • Interaction design IxD
  • User experience design UXD


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