When we study the biographies of artefacts through unfolding innovation and appropriation we are in fact studying multiple overlapping biographies - of things, of programmes, visions, models and representations, and importantly, the people, engineers especially, who carry forward research, development, networks, use cases and memory of success and failures. As significant new innovations develop, we find these people moving from failed project to new opportunity, one generation of system to the next, from supply side to user side, sometimes for decades. This paper explores some of the methodological issues and advantages of following the careers of these individuals and the role their play in facilitating long-haul innovation.
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2016|
|Event||4S/EASST Conference - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 31 Aug 2016 → 3 Sep 2016
|Period||31/08/16 → 3/09/16|