User Orientation Through Experience: A Study of Hobbyist Knowing in Product Development

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dc.contributor.author Kotro, Tanja
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T06:31:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T06:31:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Kotro, T. (2007). User Orientation Through Experience: A Study of Hobbyist Knowing in Product Development. Human Technology, Volume 3 (2), pp. 154-166. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2007278. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20210
dc.description.abstract Those who are involved in hobbyist communities and share the values and practices of these communities often also innovate new products. Users are important actors in innovations. Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to users in relation to product development processes and especially user innovations. This article points out that product development team members are often simultaneously users themselves and they can be important translators of “hobbyist knowing” into organizational practices. Hobbyist knowing refers to the practice of making sense of situations through concrete activities and participation in particular social and physical circumstances and practices. This article studies Suunto, the Finnish designer and manufacturer company of sports and precision instruments, and the product development team of wrist computers. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2007 Tanja Kotro and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other hobbyist knowing en
dc.subject.other product development en
dc.subject.other sports instruments en
dc.subject.other knowledge management en
dc.subject.other user involvement en
dc.subject.other user innovation en
dc.title User Orientation Through Experience: A Study of Hobbyist Knowing in Product Development
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2007278

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