Content description: User-centred innovation is increasingly applied in innovation and product development. However, in sustainable innovation it has been largely neglected so far, though first pilots and cases are emerging. By contrast, in the field of sustainability studies, system innovations and transitions to sustainability, stakeholder participation is quite common through stakeholder dialogues and participatory generation of normative scenarios and desirable visions. However, the level of stakeholder influence in related decision making and implementation varies considerably from limited consultation of stakeholders till full control. This session seeks for papers that report on user and stakeholder involvement in sustainable innovation, sustainable scenario generation and stakeholder dialogues s as well as papers that compare these practices. The session also aims to facilitate a discussion between researchers and practitioners from different disciplines in order to compare practices, identify best practices and discuss how practices and their practitioners can learn from each other, as well as to define actions how this can be implemented.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM