INNOVATION INTERFACE: Technology on the Human Scale

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 18:30 to 20:00

Join us as Ben Reason Director of Live|work discusses Service Design and User Driven Innovation for Business, Society and the Environment

Throughout the year, Innovation Interface aims to gather academics, policy makers, entrepreneurs and business people to kick start the debate between social science and innovation and to forge alliances leading to action through a series of talks about social science, design and innovation.

More about Innovation Interface:

Social Science and Innovation- could these seemingly strange bedfellows be the answer to connecting the need of the user to the innovation and creativity of the technology industry?

Many of the world’s leading technology companies and science institutions have already discovered the way forward for innovation has as much to do with the intangibles of the human experience as it does with algorithms, chips and design. Using both sociologists and anthropologists, corporations are increasingly turning to designers who combine the insights of social scientists with scientific knowledge to transform creativity and research into innovation. Will emo-engineers and anthro-technologists be the buzzwords of the twenty-first century? We invite you to join the debate and listen as this line-up of world leading thinkers and practitioners discuss their international experiences and practices of innovation, design and social science.

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