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Definitions Paper
University Of Phoenix
OI/361 – INNOVATION, DESIGN, & CREATIVITY
FOR A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Definitions Paper

What defines innovation, design, and creativity? How do they compare and contrast to one another? This paper will include the discussion to the questions, including their business implications.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary 2011, innovation is defined as “the introduction of something new.” Innovation is the combined work of design and creativity together that has made a significant improvement to a product or service that is useful. According to Business dictionary.com ( design is defined as “Realization of a concept or idea into a configuration, drawing, model, mould, pattern, plan or specification (on which the actual or commercial production of an item is based) and which helps achieve the item's designated objective(s).” Design compared and contrasted with creativity and innovation can be the brainstormed process of using creativity to create an innovative outcome. According to Businessdictionary.com 2011 creativity is defined as “Mental characteristic that allows a person to think outside of the box, which results in innovative or different approaches to a particular task.” Creativity is the missing link in any situation that can either have an unwanted result or can be the fire to the candle on the cake, without the fire the cake is just a cake with a candle.

The business implications relating to innovation, design and creativity in the workplace or business in general all have a significant role in improving business operations. Innovation relating to business implications are improving products from current products and even paperwork or job duty’s that can be modified to current market. Creativity joins innovation by thinking up the thought that wasn’t there to make it better, different or easier in convenience and competitive market changes. Design related to...
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