Making futures : marginal notes on innovation, design, and democracy

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Title Making futures : marginal notes on innovation, design, and democracy
Author(s) Ehn, Pelle ; Nilsson, Elisabet M. ; Topgaard, Richard ; Adler, Måns ; Björgvinsson, Erling ; Book, Karin ; Cuartielles, David ; Emilson, Anders ; Hillgren, Per-Anders ; Hobye, Mads ; Krona, Michael ; Linde, Per ; Lindström, Kristina ; Marttila, Sanna ; Seravalli, Anna ; Severson, Pernilla ; Ståhl, Åsa ; Suchman, Lucy ; Watts, Laura
Date 2014
Editor(s) Ehn, Pelle; Nilsson, Elisabet M.; Topgaard, Richard
English abstract
Innovation and design need not be about the search for a killer app. Innovation and design can start in people’s everyday activities. They can encompass local services, cultural production, arenas for public discourse, or technological platforms. The approach is participatory, collaborative, and engaging, with users and consumers acting as producers and creators. It is concerned less with making new things than with making a socially sustainable future. This book describes experiments in innovation, design, and democracy, undertaken largely by grassroots organizations, non-governmental organizations, and multi-ethnic working-class neighborhoods. These stories challenge the dominant perception of what constitutes successful innovations. They recount efforts at social innovation, opening the production process, challenging the creative class, and expanding the public sphere. The wide range of cases considered include a collective of immigrant women who perform collaborative services, the development of an open-hardware movement, grassroots journalism, and hip-hop performances on city buses. They point to the possibility of democratized innovation that goes beyond solo entrepreneurship and crowdsourcing in the service of corporations to include multiple futures imagined and made locally by often-marginalized publics.
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Publisher MIT Press
ISBN 9780262027939
Pages 352
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) participatory design
design for social innovation
interaction design
media and communication studies
new publics
new media
collaborative media
Humanities/Social Sciences
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