Actionable Ethnography in Participatory Innovation: A Case Study

Svenja Jaffari, Laurens Boer, Jacob Buur

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Abstract

In this paper we describe how ongoing work with ethnographic material in a participatory innovation sets the scene for innovation to happen. We elaborate on how actionable formats of ethnographic material have been mediated to industrial partners with a stake in an innovation project. We illustrate how the stakeholders engaged in activities such as sense-making, co-analysis, and cross-comparison of the ethnographic materials, and the specification and mapping of innovation opportunities. We argue that these activities served to establish a shared understanding and ownership of the participatory research, design material.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 15th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Volume3
Place of PublicationOrlando (Florida)
Publication dateJul 2011
Pages100-106
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
EventThe 15th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - Orlando (Florida), United States
Duration: 19. Jul 201122. Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 15th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando (Florida)
Period19/07/201122/07/2011

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • Design Methods
  • Participatory Innovation
  • Stakeholder Involvement
  • Workshop Facilitation

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