Problems and opportunities of interdisciplinary work involving users in speculative research for innovation of novel ICT applications

James Stewart, Laurence Claeys

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Abstract

In this article we focus upon some challenges of multidisciplinary teams working interdisciplinary1
in research
for innovation of novel ICT applications. We start by defining some general challenges of especially social
scientists when working interdisciplinary. The formulated challenges are grounded in our personal experiences.
In the next part of the article we focus upon research methods that are used when involving users in the research
of novel ICT applications. We shortly describe the different methods and the value they have for social
scientists, designers, marketing people and engineers. In the latest part of the article we argument why, from our
opinion, using this speculative research methods involving users can help facilitating interdisciplinary work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Media Technologies and User Empowerment
EditorsJo Pierson
Place of PublicationFrankfurt, Germany
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Group
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-60031-3
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2011

Publication series

NameParticipation in the Broadband Society
PublisherPeter Lang
Volume6

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinarity
  • multidisciplinarity
  • Design
  • social science
  • creativity
  • users
  • methods
  • industry
  • academy

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