Participatory Innovation: A research agenda

Jacob Buur, Ben Matthews

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In this paper we discuss the potential for Participatory Design (PD) to make a fundamental contribution to the business-oriented field of user-driven innovation, taking note of where we find PD can best benefit from interaction with this other field. We examine some of the challenges that must be addressed if PD is to contribute to innovation processes in companies. We conclude by presenting a research agenda comprising of six promising topics to shape a new discipline of Participatory Innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date2008
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventParticipatory Design Conference (PDC 2008) - Bloomington, United States
Duration: 1. Oct 20084. Oct 2008


ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference (PDC 2008)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • User-driven innovation
  • participatory design
  • business value


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