Transformative research (TR) is viewed as a scientific endeavour that influences movement to change in thought patterns regarding an area of interest. This kind of research deviates from the traditional positivist approach in such ways that it requires multiple approaches and deals with human intangibles such as intuition and consciousness. As such, communication, discussion, engagement, reflection, and action (see figure 1) are essential to the process of communication of thought in order to contribute to the body of applied technology humanistic knowledge.
Max Planck, on scientific truth – and in this case digital innovation, most appropriately said “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it”.
The six steps Innovation Transformation Cycle (ITC6).
CREATE > COMMUNICATE > ENGAGE > REFLECT > ACT > REORGANIZE > CREATE