Pelle Ehn, is professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. He has for four decades (!) been involved in the research field of participatory design and in bridging design and information technology. Research projects include DEMOS from the seventies on information technology and work place democracy, UTOPIA from the eighties on user participation and skill based design, ATELIER from the last decade on architecture and technology for creative environments, and during the last years Malmö Living Labs, on open design environments for social innovation.
Dominic Campbell is a digital government specialist and social innovator with a background in government policy, communications and technology-led change. He is an experienced organisational change agent with senior management experience in implementing successful change initiatives within the local government sector, with a primary interest in emerging uses of new media, design and “social” strategies to deliver public service transformation and social innovation.