Icograda endorses Participatory Innovation Conference 2012

11 August 2011
Melbourne (Australia) - Swinburne University Faculty of Design, in collaboration with SPIRE of the University of Southern Denmark, will host the Participatory Innovation Conference 2012 (PIN-C 2012) 12-14 January 2012 in Melbourne (Australia). Five conference tracks explore sources of innovation and ways to invite outside participation.

Melbourne (Australia) - Icograda is endorsing the Participatory Innovation Conference 2012 (PIN-C 2012). Swinburne University Faculty of Design, in collaboration with SPIRE of the University of Southern Denmark, will host the symposium 12-14 January 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Five conference tracks explore sources of innovation and ways to invite outside participation.

Participatory Innovation combines theories and methods across academic fields that describe how people outside an organisation can contribute to its innovation. PIN-C 2012 will help identify ways for industry, the public sector, and communities to expand innovation through the participation of users, employees, suppliers, citizens, members, etc. - on a strategic level, in concrete methods and in day-to-day interactions.

Conference Tracks

  • Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Innovation
  • Evolving Design Anthropology
  • Making Design and Analysing Interaction
  • Organising Participatory Innovation
  • Designing Innovative Business Models

For additional information about the conference, please see the Participatory Innovation Conference 2012 event page.

History of the Participatory Innovation Conference

The first Participatory Innovation Conference 2011 was held in January 2011. Organised by the SPIRE Institute of the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark, the core concepts of the conference included:

  • A spread in disciplines to cover innovation from several perspectives.
  • Conference tracks that participants followed throughout the event to provide a dedicated discussion combined with plenum sessions with 'track highlights.
  • The idea of combining two disciplines in each track, allowing authors to interact with one another.
  • An inclusive submission review system, offering feedback on both abstract and full papers.

The 2011 Participatory Innovation Conference Proceedings are available for download.


For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall
Swinburne Faculty of Design
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W: pin-c2012.org


Jacob Buur
SPIRE, Mads Clausen Institute
University of Southern Denmark
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W: pin-c2012.org


About Swinburne University Faculty of Design

Swinburne University Faculty of Design has more than a century of history. It focuses on the value adding benefits of design and design research to people, the environment, industry and the economy.
swinburne.edu.au/design

About Participatory Innovation Research Centre (SPIRE)

SPIRE is the newest research centre at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark. It is concerned with research in participatory innovation in collaboration with social scientists, human scientists, local industry and the theatre group Dacapo.
sdu.dk/SPIRE