Involving Users in the Fuzzy Front-end Design of Future Emerging Technologies

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovation through Social Media
    Subtitle of host publicationISM 2012 workshop proceedings. December 3, 2012 Oslo, Norway
    Place of PublicationTrondheim
    Pages70-78
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInnovation through Social Media, ISM 2012 - Oslo, Norway
    Duration: 3 Dec 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInnovation through Social Media, ISM 2012
    CountryNorway
    CityOslo
    Period3/12/12 → …

    Keywords

    • user involvement
    • co-design
    • co-creation
    • future technologies
    • innovation

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    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).