This paper describes an approach to involve potential users in the design of future emerging technologies. We have involved people in the development of nanotechnology based sensor systems. This emerging technology will facilitate several different applications in the future. We engaged people to discuss and ideate future visions in an online innovation space. The lively discussions helped us to identify most promising application fields and to identify main concerns. The results show that by societal awareness actions we can empower people to influence our future technical environments well before the actual implementation of emerging technologies will be possible.
|Title of host publication||Innovation through Social Media|
|Subtitle of host publication||ISM 2012 workshop proceedings. December 3, 2012 Oslo, Norway|
|Place of Publication||Trondheim|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||Innovation through Social Media, ISM 2012 - Oslo, Norway|
Duration: 3 Dec 2012 → …
|Conference||Innovation through Social Media, ISM 2012|
|Period||3/12/12 → …|
- user involvement
- future technologies
Heikkilä, P., & Kaasinen, E. (2012). Involving Users in the Fuzzy Front-end Design of Future Emerging Technologies. In Innovation through Social Media: ISM 2012 workshop proceedings. December 3, 2012 Oslo, Norway (pp. 70-78).