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1927

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In this paper we investigate the relationship between algorithmic search tools and the innovation process. Today, search algorithms are used for all tasks, yet we know little about their impact on the well-studied innovation process. We suggest a theoretical framework based on centripetal and centrifugal forces that conceptualizes the relationship between the algorithmic design logics of search tools and the innovation process. We use it to illustrate the current challenges with the use of informational search tools based on design principles of popularity and personalization, for innovation. We propose the need to develop and use exploratory search models and tools for innovation.

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Would Archimedes Shout “Eureka” If He Had Google? Innovating with Search Algorithms

In this paper we investigate the relationship between algorithmic search tools and the innovation process. Today, search algorithms are used for all tasks, yet we know little about their impact on the well-studied innovation process. We suggest a theoretical framework based on centripetal and centrifugal forces that conceptualizes the relationship between the algorithmic design logics of search tools and the innovation process. We use it to illustrate the current challenges with the use of informational search tools based on design principles of popularity and personalization, for innovation. We propose the need to develop and use exploratory search models and tools for innovation.

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