Innovation Theory/Practice

Understanding through challenging: Innovation and Design

This is an ongoing project to understand the complex, poorly articulated relationship between design and innovation. This looks at theoretical as well as practice perspectives and challenges the (often poorly) informed positions adopted by both innovation and designer academics. Seeking to draw from both design and innovation knowledge sets the overarching aim is to develop a new post-disiplinary understanding in this area.

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy

Updates

Exploring Sustainability Research in Computing: Where we are and where we go next

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Exploring Sustainability Research in  Computing: Where we are and where we go next

This paper by Bran Knowles (HighWire), Stuart Walker (ImaginationLancaster) and Lynne Blair (Computing) develops a holistic framework of questions which seem to motivate sustainability research in computing in order to enable new opportunities for critique. Analysis ofsystematically selected corpora...More information

Proud and HighWire Event

Proud and HighWire Event

HighWire students helped to develop a code of practice or values for the 'open to all' participants in the centre when its formally open after a period of renovation in January

In a first event in the Proud space in the Storey Creative Industries Centre in the center of Lancaster we introduced...Read full update

Designing creative frameworks: Design thinking as an engine for new facilitation approaches

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Designing creative frameworks: Design thinking as an engine for new facilitation approaches

This paper documents implications and opportunities for the design profession offered by the rise of the knowledge society and digital economies. Within this we show the value of applied design thinking in the creation and delivery of business development and facilitation. Two case studies document...More information

The Innovation Dimension: Designing in a Broader Context

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The term “innovation” has become increasingly prominent in debates in government policy through the establishment of the new UK government department, Department for Innovation, Universities, and Skills (DIUS) and through reports such as “Innovation Nation.”1 National funding bodies, such as...More information

New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication

New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication

Looking at rapid manufacturing and 3D printing this conference presentation explores the issues fro the design profession and draws comparisons with the aspirations of the Arts and Crafts movement, radical design groups such as Archigram and presents a set of conceptual tools to provoke further...Read full update