Edinburgh Research Explorer

How can we balance research, participation and innovation as HCI researchers?

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Related Edinburgh Organisations

Open Access permissions



  • Download as Adobe PDF

    Rights statement: © 2019 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (HTTF 2019), November 19–20, 2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom, https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363394.

    Accepted author manuscript, 432 KB, PDF document

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372039
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019
EventHalfway to the Future - University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Nov 2019 → …


ConferenceHalfway to the Future
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period20/11/19 → …


This paper reflects upon the growing expectation for HCI research projects to collaborate closely with partners in industry and civil society. Specifically, we suggest that this type of engagement is often prefigured around the agendas, needs and capacity of diverse research partners, which researchers must then carefully nego- tiate. We explore this by describing a case of a recent large UK research project called Creative Informatics, where our research and co-design activities are heavily influenced by the UK’s Industrial Strategy. As researchers just beginning to work on this project, we call attention to its initial challenges. By doing so, we invite future-oriented discussion about how existing and new research approaches - ranging from participatory design approaches to reflec- tive frameworks - might evolve to meet the challenges of projects where industrial and social impact is equally important to research impact.

    Research areas

  • responsible innovation, creative industries, participatory design, data-driven innovation


Halfway to the Future

20/11/19 → …

United Kingdom

Event: Conference

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 114896837