Designing Social Innovation

Driven by sustainability, the ‘third industrial revolution’ signifies new research and innovation opportunities in green technology and ICT. However, the social, cultural, and gender aspects of sustainable development indicate the need for an interdisciplinary and international approach. Addressing such industrial and societal issues, Designing Social Innovation is a research project exploring the role of interaction design in processes of sustainable social change. The project learns from theories and methods in the social sciences, futures studies, policy and management to study bottom-up change processes within households, communities and civic arenas. Through case studies of exemplary projects in New York, Copenhagen and Delft, as well as a global survey, roles are identified for design in mediating controversies around green space, housing and transport, rehearsing possible civic futures with diverse social groups, and enacting more sustainable practices around food, hygiene and waste.

The project is motivated by the need for:

  • Research foundations Interaction design is a recent but rapidly growing field, and there is a pressing need to develop academic foundations applicable to sustainable development. This project contributes through advancing user research methods and critical theories from the social sciences.
  • Innovation demonstrators With a heritage in industrial design and engineering, interaction design retains certain material- and energy-intensive logics of mass-production. In this project, we develop formulations and highlight examples of alternative value propositions based on social innovation.

The project is conducted through• a survey and case studies of relevant projects and a research fellowship at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (US). Research results include a number of collaborative activities including workshops and courses, special sessions at conferences, co-authored publications and funding applications for future work.

Designing Social Innovation was led by Ramia Mazé and between 2010 and 2013 funded by VINNOVA (the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems) through the VINNMER–Marie Curie program. It involves collaboration with Johan Redström at the Interactive Institute and with faculty from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology including Judith Gregory and Laura Forlano.

 

Read the press release here (in Swedish): Forskare på Interactive Institute får finansiering för treårig internationell forskarmeritering.

Publications
Number of items: 25.

Ramia, Mazé (2013) Cape Town – (Majority) World Design Capital. Quietly Enraged, a blog edited by Allan Chochinov, Carl DiSalvo, Cennydd Bowles, Jon Kolko, Mariana Amatullo, Ramia Mazé, and Tad Hirsch. .

Mazé, Ramia and Olausson, Lisa and Plöjel, Matilda and Redström, Johan and Zetterlund, Christina, eds. (2013) Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Mazé, Ramia, ed. (2013) SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Avila, Martin and Carpenter, John and Mazé, Ramia (2013) 3Ecologies. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 45-80. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Bergström, Jenny and Clark, Brendon and Frigo, Alberto and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna (2013) Telltale. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 101-132. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Bergström, Jenny and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna and Jeczmyk, Olivia and Bildinstitutet, (2013) Symbiots. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, pp. 159-200. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Broms, Loove and Ehrnberger, Karin and Mazé, Ramia (2013) Ab|Norm. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 133-158. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Keshavarz, Mahmoud and Mazé, Ramia (2013) Design and Dissensus: Framing and staging participation in design research. Design Philosophy Papers, 1 . ISSN 1448-7136

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Design Practices and the Micropolitics of Sustainability. In: Architecture in Effect, 6-8 Feb 2013, Umeå, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Formes Critiques: Pour une pratique critique du design. Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, édition spéciale 'Design & Prospective Industrielle' (Printemps). pp. 46-55. ISSN 0181-1525-18

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Socio-Ecological Innovation: Cases of sustainable urban development and design. In: European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption & Production ERSCP-EMSU , 4-7 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Who is sustainable? Querying the politics of sustainable design practices. In: Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 83-124. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2013) Explanation. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 201-223. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Zetterlund, Christina (2013) Introductions. In: Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 5-17. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Zetterlund, Christina and Plöjel, Matilda (2013) Concluding dialogue. In: Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 125-128. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Schneidler, Tobi and Ballhatchet, Tom and Sasson, Solon and Mazé, Ramia (2013) Green Memes. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 81-100. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Mazé, Ramia (2012) A Critical Practice. In: The Swedish Museum of Architecture: A fifty year perspective. The Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm, pp. 158-160. ISBN 978-91-85460-88-5

Wangel, Josefin and Mazé, Ramia and de Jong, Annelise and Höjer, Mattias (2012) Backcasting and Design for Sustainable Social Practices. In: Nordic Conference on Consumer Research, May 30- June 1, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ericson, Magnus and Mazé, Ramia (2011) 'Introduction', 6-11, 'Reflection', 277-297, 'About', 11-15 and 298-327, 'WHAT', 16-18, 'HOW', 102-109, and 'WHERE', 156-162. In: DESIGN ACT: Socially and politically engaged design today. Iaspis / Sternberg Press, Berlin. ISBN 978-91-978882-1-9

Llorens, Natasha Marie and Mazé, Ramia (2011) HOW does it happen and what does it take. In: DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today – critical roles and emerging tactics. Iaspis / Sternberg Press, Berlin, pp. 110-155. ISBN 978-91-978882-1-9

Avila, Martin and Carpenter, John and Mazé, Ramia (2010) 3Ecologies: Visualizing sustainability factors and futures. In: LeNS conference 'Sustainability in Design: Now!', 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2010, Bangalore, India.

Öhman, Christina and Backlund, Sara and Redström, Johan and Mazé, Ramia and Ilstedt Hjelm, Sara and Routarinne, Sara (2010) Static! Designing for Energy Awareness. Arvinius Förlag, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN ISBN 978-91-85689-34-7

de Jong, Annelise and Mazé, Ramia (2010) Cultures of Sustainability: ‘Ways of doing’ cooking. In: ERSCP-EMSU Conference 'Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainabile Innovation', 25-29 Oct 2010, Delft, the Netherlands.

Mazé, Ramia (2010) RE: Thinking sustainability – Critical thinking and design practice. In: Designing for Sustainable Living & Working. VSSD, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 29-38. ISBN 978-90-6562-244-0

Mazé, Ramia and Önal, Başar (2010) Hands on the Future. In: Proceedings of the Stockholm Futures Conference, Nov 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

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