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  • Adrian Howard
    Hey folks, This just came up on the anthrodesign mailing list - and thought it would be of interest to folk here. Cheers, Adrian (forwarded with permission
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      Hey folks,

      This just came up on the anthrodesign mailing list - and thought it
      would be of interest to folk here.

      Cheers,

      Adrian

      (forwarded with permission from Chris)

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Chris Heape <chris@...>
      Date: 27 March 2013 12:13
      Subject: Re: [anthrodesign] How can designers and researchers get along?
      To: anthrodesign@yahoogroups.com

      Hi,

      I've been following this thread from the sidelines rather.

      If I might take the liberty I'd like to point you in this direction:
      SPIRE - The Sønderborg Participatory Innovation Research Centre at the
      Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark.

      http://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/C_SPIRE/more_about_SPIRE

      The centre has made a concerted effort to research much of what has
      been discussed in the thread.

      The paper that launched the term Participatory Innovation is:

      Buur & Matthews (2007) "Participatory Innovation" - International
      Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Sept. 2008) pp.
      255–273

      As to the thread's discussion of the various conflict of interests
      that inevitably emerge between those involved in an interdisciplinary
      innovation or design and research endeavour, we consider the notion of
      conflict and resultant tension as actually contributing to the process
      and outcome.

      In other words conflict can be cultivated rather than be avoided at
      all costs. That is if one can create situations and processes by which
      one can leverage the various interpretations of those involved.

      A paper that describes this is:

      Buur & Larsen (2010) "The quality of conversations in participatory
      innovation" - CoDesign, Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2010, 121–138

      The notion of leveraging variations of interpretation stems
      principally from the work done by Stacey, Griffin and Shaw on complex
      responsive processes. For example Stacey, Griffin & Shaw (2000)
      "Complexity and Management" - Routledge, London and New York.

      There are a number of other references to Stacey et al in the Buur &
      Larsen paper.

      Best,

      Chris.
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