Approaching a clear definition of innovation regarding the design of spaces is not something that can be taken lightly and overlooked.
First, The author make clear that the definitions
of innovation are as varied as the number
of people who asked what the correct
definition is or published papers
on the topic.
Since the current number and diversity of
definitions of innovation create ambiguity and confusion, the author assumes the definition of innovation by recognizing that while creativity and invention are responsible for generating value, innovation is the art of capturing the added value that has been generated.
What is innovation?
Spaces for innovation?
The author suggests a classification of SFIs, mainly grounded on a new mixed approach that he founds more suitable, on one hand taking into account the epistemological approach that refers to our perception of physical and architectonic space, as suggested by Peschl and Fundneider (2014),
and on the other hand based on the
complexity of the environments
approached by Cohendet, Grandadam
and Simon (2010).
His role in the classification has not only
been to organize them, but also to rename
or name, identify and improve the determination
of their functions in relation to what should be understood as an SFI (Space for Innovation).
How to build a SFI?
From the innovation perspective, it is evident that space can contribute to the productivity and efficiency of groups. Also, the design of the environment allows for the development of unique abilities, as well the reconfiguration of skills for the changing
demands of support and synergy between complementary activities, according to
Moultrie, Nilsson, Dissel, and Haner (2007).
They argue that various innovation
environments have been created
explicitly to promote efficient creative
processes by providing design-based spaces
in the different stages of the creative process. Such facilities may include spaces dedicated to exploring different ambiances enabling reflection and evaluation.