About this good practice
BIBA developed an interactive playroom to force the cooperation between academic, industry and civil stakeholders. Due to state-of-the-art communication technologies executed workshops and developments are venue-independent. Depending on the main goal of the cooperation, there are individual methods and approaches to do so. The core application is an industrial prototyping Design Thinking Process that is executed to specific challenges of an industrial stakeholder.
At the moment there are the following playroom scenarios: (1) “Industrial value adding solutions and design thinking” Playroom, (2) “Lean PDCA” Playroom, (3) “Idea Creator for Research projects” Playroom, (4) “Educational Didactics” Playroom.
Depending on the scenario, there are different stakeholders involved. In general, it is all about boundary-free collaborative workshops between academic, industry and civil partners. The playroom consists of scenario specific canvases that are transferred to further venues via a digital playroom twin.
(1) Playroom infrastructure: 30k€ (2) Defining problem: identification of problem area. 25 person hours (3) Method process: workshops to define problems, user and solutions. 50 person hours (4) Prototyping: developing and mock-up of prototypes. 120 person hours (5) Material costs: 1000 - 10000 €.
Evidence of success
Advantages: bringing competencies of academic, industrial and civil world for specific branches/ challenges and needs together. Completely interactive, boundary-free, scalable and tangible. Matching of needs and solutions.
Potential for learning or transfer
Due to the boundary-free approach there is a high leverage to collaborate in innovation spreading all over regions.