Jens H. Hosbond, Peter A. Nielsen, Ivan Aaen


In this paper we are concerned with innovation in the development of mobile applications. In particular, we address how we may come to think systematically about innovative aspects of mobile applications. We suggest that there is not enough support for this in the mobile systems literature and we hence suggest a framework that supports the thinking about the possible innovative features of a mobile application in a systemic and systematic way. The framework is inspired by the theory on scenario planning. In this framework we see mobile social arrangements of node, dyad, and group as fundamental units of analysis. We apply the framework to a case where the mobile users are truck drivers in a long-distance haulage business. Our use of the framework illustrates how we can arrive at a consistent and systemic view of a possible scenario for innovative mobile applications. We continue with a discussion of to what extent and in which ways the framework gives rise to innovative thinking by relating to a common theory of types of innovation and innovation processes.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

H. Hosbond J., A. Nielsen P. and Aaen I. (2007). OPTING FOR INNOVATION IN MOBILE APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-90-0, pages 23-30. DOI: 10.5220/0002377400230030

in Bibtex Style

author={Jens H. Hosbond and Peter A. Nielsen and Ivan Aaen},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
SN - 978-972-8865-90-0
AU - H. Hosbond J.
AU - A. Nielsen P.
AU - Aaen I.
PY - 2007
SP - 23
EP - 30
DO - 10.5220/0002377400230030