Lec # Topics Key dates
1 Introduction and Overview
2 Many Users Innovate: Maybe Even You!
3 Innovate or Buy? Each User has a Low-cost Innovation Niche
4 Dr. Nat Sims, Medical User-Innovator
5 How Open Source Software Works
6 User Innovation Communities If you want mid-course feedback on a paper, please turn in your first 7-page paper today.
7 Why Users Often Freely Reveal Their Innovations
8 How Can Manufacturers Make Money if Users are the Innovators?
9 Finding Lead User Innovations and Giving Customers Toolkits
10 How Manufacturers Can Benefit from Distributed Innovation: The Story of InnoCentive
11 Design and Manufacture of "Mass Customized" Products
12 Resistance to Innovation is the Norm: Things will Change - But Slowly, If Incumbents have a Choice! Both 7-page papers due today unless an extension has been given.