Thomson Reuters, a multinational media company, wanted to improve its Web of Knowledge online tool through customer-driven product insights. Experience of traditional customer research had proven to be slow, costly and often ineffective. With InnoCentive, the company found an approach that led from insights to a functioning prototype application for the Web of Knowledge product within a few months.
Run as a Two-Step Challenge program, the first Challenge captured the crowd’s creative use cases for the Thomson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM product and revealed data visualization to be a key improvement. The second Challenge was able to deliver an elegant app that could be tested and scaled quickly.