SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 13, No 2 (2013)

A Community of Innovation: Technological Driven System Based on Participatory Rural Appraisal and Design Thinking Approach

Papinya Thongsomjit, Jaitip Na-songkhla, Siriwan Silapacharanan








Abstract


Community of innovation is the localized-driven system of community to create local innovation, which interweave inside noble wisdom with outside explicit knowledge. The aim of this research is to develop the technological system for driving communities of innovations based on the design thinking approach and participatory rural appraisal. The research applied qualitative methods by using content analysis and field studies. The research found that the four key principles of the system concept were (1) Collaboration: sharing, meaning, and diversity (2) Methods: insight,
creation and action (3) Mindset: empathy, critical and compassion and (4) Inherent: moral, mental and wisdom. The system consisted of system goal, technological-driven toolkits, system environment, process, and system users comprising local wisdom, external experts, community leader and community developer. The system also composed of three subsystems, namely, Team Building System, Innovation Creating System and Evaluation System. The subsystems can be interpreted in three phases: (1) The creation of faith; creating of confidence in intellect, virtues and perseverance to access the truth (2) The creation of intellect; building body of knowledge with rationalism problem-solving process based on the natural truths and interrelating factors and (3) The investigation; evaluating development of innovation and self progress with a neutral view.

Key Words: Community of Innovation; Design Thinking; Participatory Rural Appraisal; Local Innovation

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