Expanding and Enriching Needfinding with Narrative Inquiry
This paper explicates the process of expanding and enriching needfinding through narrative inquiry. In this way we are able to identify needs and, thus, facilitate the design process of a viable community for knowledge-sharing and creation across boundaries among young entrepreneurs. The specific situation which the design of a knowledge community constitute is discussed and the usefulness of our approach is thereafter valued in relation to the challenges of creating a viable community constructed from participants’ identified needs and interests.
Keywords: Communities-of-practice, Entrepreneurial Knowledge Community, Narrative Inquiry, Needfinding, Traditional Information Systems Design Methods
Dr. Marita Holst
PhD student, Social Informatics, Luleå University of Technology
PhD Student, Social Informatics, Luleå University of Technology