WHAT ON EARTH IS RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION ANYWAY? (AND HOW TO TEACH IT)

DS 88: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE17), Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, Oslo, Norway, 7 & 8 September 2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Berg, Arild; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon; Gulden, Tore; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Pavel, Nenad
Author: Spencer, Nicholas; Bailey, Mark; Smith, Neil; Davidson, Jenny; Sams, Philip
Series: E&PDE
Institution: 1: Northumbria University, United Kingdom; 2: Royal Society of Engineers, United Kingdom
Section: Design Education Practice
Page(s): 038-043
ISBN: 978-1-904670-84-1

Abstract

Our ability to rapidly develop and deploy new thinking continues to accelerate. Responsible Innovation is essential because connected systems and economic imperatives mean that the impacts of innovation, which always have positive and negative consequences, are prolific. A design-led approach can be effective for Responsible Innovation when located at the front-end of research and innovation processes and governance. This study puts forward the principles, practices and learning outcomes for a Masters that is located on a teaching-research-engagement nexus as a component of design-led Responsible Innovation Practice.

Keywords: Responsible Innovation, Design Education, Networks, Co-Creation

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