It is well established that top down transformation programmes in large organisations such as the NHS are difficult. However there are a number of local initiatives where innovation has been successful. This project looked at systematically analysing (using Activity Theory) a series of case studies to determine what factors have been important in their success. The aim of the analysis is to help determine how this success can be spread more widely.
What are the critical success factors in the design and development of medical technology?
What role do design tools have in mediating successful innovation?