The Boundary-Crossing Conference on Co-Design in Innovation
Added: Tuesday 18 December 2012, 15:30
Global competition drives companies and public organizations towards increasing efficiency in networks, often enabled by ICT. However, in this race, the capabilities of knowledge creation and innovation in the networks become critical. The emerging approach towards innovation is the broad engagement of actors in the whole innovation process. Ideally, all actors in the emerging value network should engage in co-design for innovation: the end-user, the customer, the employee, the “other department”, the partner, the provider, the competitor, the citizen. Innovation needs to take a human centric perspective.
The CO-CREATE 2013 conference asks: who is the “CO” in co-design? How can collaborative co-design processes be triggered, achieved and managed for innovation? What are the limits of engagement and openness for innovative processes? CO-CREATE 2013 invites into trans-disciplinary dialogue researchers in the fields of organization theory, management science, service research, law, design research, and learning sciences, as well as computer science and engineering. Papers with findings from original empirical research, both in progress as well as finalized, are welcome. Also high-quality theoretical review papers are accepted. In addition to the scientific program, we invite practitioners into a co-creative case-based industry workshop, and into dialogue with research.
The conference will be held on June 16-19, 2013 at Aalto University Dipoli Congress Centre, Espoo, Finland. The conference is convened by SimLab, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University School of Science.
More information can be found on the conference website.