Bridging analog and digital expertise: Cross-domain collaboration and boundary-spanning tools in the creation of digital innovation

New INTRANSIT paper in Research Policy investigates digital innovation.

In this new publication, Raissa Pershina, Birthe Soppe (both from the DIGENT group at IFI) and Taran Thune (TIK) investigate how digital innovation, in the form of digital serious games, is created. The study looks at how experts rooted in digital and analog knowledge domains jointly innovate. One key finding is that the diverse experts rely on boundary-spanning tools such as digital and paper prototypes, whiteboards, and reference materials to integrate their divergent knowledge. Another key finding is that the interplay among digital and non-digital boundary-spanning tools supports the gradual transformation of digital and analog expertise into a novel digital format.


The paper was recently published in Research Policy and is available in full-text here.


Published Aug. 7, 2019 1:02 PM - Last modified Aug. 7, 2019 1:02 PM