Intensive Innovation: A Semiotic View

  • Daniel GalarretaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 527)


We have entered a new innovation regime: that of acceleration and intensification. These situations of intensive innovation and disruption question the identity of the objects. The question of the identity of objects directly refers to epistemological questions. In particular, how objects happen in the world - do they exist before their descriptions? But the question of identity also refers to semiotic questions. In this paper, we will present a semiotic framework in order to analyse the question of how business or IT or Space systems emerge in an interdisciplinary environment. Namely we will present a multi-viewpoints semiotics. In parallel to this approach we will introduce an innovative design theory initiated by Armand Hatchuel and Benoît Weil: The C-K theory. We will then try to better understand what brings the two approaches closer together and what separates them.


Intensive innovation Identity Organisational semiotics Viewpoints Multi-viewpoints semiotics C-K theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre National d’Etudes SpatialesToulouse Cedex 9France

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