64 User involvement in sustainable innovation

Content description: Addressing climate change calls for radical technological and social innovations. Most of the discussion has focused on innovations developed by experts, and the role of users has gained less attention. Users can develop innovations of their own, or they can contribute to the development and acceptability of innovative solutions in co-design processes. This session proposal aims to explore different ways in which users can be involved in the development of sustainable innovations, experiences gained from user involvement, and future avenues for engaging users in sustainable innovation.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Moderator:
Eva Heiskanen