Innovation Theory/Practice

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-disciplinary understanding in this area.

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Walking The Highwire – New Modes Of Interaction Between Academic Design Research and Business Engagement In UK

Attached here is a slideshow of a presentation I gave at the very excellent (but quite niche) FISCAR: Activity Theory and Design conference in Helsinki 2010. I presented this paper looking at how impact, has affected innovation in Universities looking specifically at the contribution HighWire, our doctoral training centre looking at Innovation across the disciplines of Computing, Design and Management