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In our Video Abstract Series, we talk with BYU faculty members who have interesting projects, classes, or research focused on creativity, innovation, design thinking, or interdisciplinary collaboration.

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In our first Video Abstract, we talk with Dr. Rick West, Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology. In this video, Dr. West talks about the framework he developed for communities of innovation. In this framework, Dr. West identifies both individual and organization level characteristics that help spur innovation within a community. An update to his framework will be published later in this year in TechTrends.

To read Dr. West’s 2009 paper on Communities of Innovation, visit: