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Frank Kresin - Waag Society - Artistic Research, Critical Design & Social Innovation

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Frank Kresin - Waag Society - Artistic Research, Critical Design & Social Innovation

  1. 1. Artistic Research, Critical Design & Social Innovation Frank Kresin Research Director @kresin / frank@waag.org
  2. 2. Smart Cities need Smart Citizens
  3. 3. Needed • Living Lab methodologies • Appropriation of technologies • Empowerment of citizens • (Digital) Social Innovation • Acceleration and Incubation of promising results
  4. 4. Technology • For self expression and communication • Linking people, groups, communities • Sharing thoughts, blueprints, algorithms • Reflecting & understanding And discovering it’s underlying meaning.
  5. 5. Waag DNA
  6. 6. Fablab Amsterdam
  7. 7. Fab Principles • Best producer is the user • (S)he can learn to make (almost) anything • Sharing is key to innovation • Making is crucial to understand & act in the world
  8. 8. Knowledge institutes Developer hubs Accelerators Innovation labs
  9. 9. Partners
  10. 10. Activities & Services • Linking arts, science, technology & society • Human centered development • Facilitating innovation processes • Consultancy, workshops & brainstorms • Visualizations, demonstrators & prototypes • Incubating products • Organizing events & competitions • Academy programme
  11. 11. Waag Labs Open Design Lab Wet Lab Creative Care Lab Future Internet Lab Creative Learning Lab Urban Reality Lab
  12. 12. Creative Research
  13. 13. Users as Designers
  14. 14. Co-creation Roles AARRTTIISSTTSS && DDEESSIIGGNNEERRSS RREESSEEAARRCCHHEERRSS && SSCCIIEENNTTIISSTTSS PPRROOGGRRAAMMMMEERRSS && EENNGGIINNEEEERRSS UUSSEERRSS && SSTTAAKKEEHHOOLLDDEERRSS
  15. 15. Co-creation Methodologies Waag Society: Users as Designers
  16. 16. Bodyguard
  17. 17. Smart Citizen Kit
  18. 18. Fabschool
  19. 19. Health Lab
  20. 20. City Dasboard • Aggregating open & closed data • Key Performance Indicators • For citizens, civil servants and politicians • Open Source, modular platform • Powered by CitySDK http://citydashboard.waag.org/
  21. 21. What design can do for government • Retain a focus on the user / citizen • Give a structure for being creative about problem-solving • Test iterations of possible solutions in order to learn more about the problem; • Identify new, more relevant ideas and services and steward them through delivery • Engage users (citizens and employees) in the design of change. Design Council, UK: Restarting Britain
  22. 22. Pointers • Design Rules for Smarter Cities http://waag.org/nl/blog/design-rules-smarter-cities • Smart Citizens Publication http://futureeverything.org/publications/smart-citizens/ • Digital Social Innovation http://digitalsocial.eu/ • CitySDK http://www.citysdk.eu/ • Users as Designers http://waag.org/en/project/users-designers • Apps for Europe - Turning Data into Business http://www.appsforeurope.eu/
  23. 23. Sint Antoniesbreestraat 69 1011 HB Amsterdam waag.org Frank Kresin frank@waag.org @kresin

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