Pursuing sustainable and citizen centric smart cities means not only starting from citizens’ needs but also leveraging on socially driven innovations where citizens act as creators and drivers of socio-technical change. This is why co-design and co-creation are receiving increased attention in the debate on urban innovation and smart cities.
The Citizen Focus Action Cluster is focusing one of its streams of activities on reviewing and analysing methods and good practices for making smart cities human-centric, meeting citizens’ needs and leveraging citizen-led innovations: #Initiative1 is investigating co-design and co-creation, in particular, as tools for enhancing social inclusion and participation and through this webinar it aims at sharing the most recent developments in this field from a multi-stakeholder perspective, highlighting current research and best practice on these topics.
You may find the programme below:
13:00 Opening: the Citizen Focus Action Cluster - Maria Sangiuliano (Citizen Focus AC Lead)
Mercè Graell, Designit - Co-designing smart future scenarios with citizens
Frank Kresin, Waag Society - The Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab & Making Sense
Chiara Leonardi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Co-designing mobile services for families, with families
John Lynch, Futurecities Catapult - Organicity - Co–creating the Smart Cities of the Future
13.40-13.55 Q& A Session
13.55 Wrap Up and Conclusions Anne Deltour (DG Connect)
Organizers Camino Correia (Zabala Innovation Consulting) and Isabelle Dussutour (ID4CAR.org), in collaboration with Maria Sangiuliano (Citizen Focus AC Lead), Elena Mozgovaya (Citizen Focus AC Co-Lead), Anne Deltour (DG Connect) and Mario Conci (Citizen Focus AC Manager).
Meet the speakers:
Mercè Graell is Lead Experience Designer at Designit, Barcelona office. She has been successfully developing and applying experience and service design methods and co-creation strategies with users to translate technology advances into new products and services for design and business innovation. Her area of expertise is human-centered innovation design processes, specially at the fuzzy front end and conceptualization stages, where the engagement with all stakeholders through design and future thinking co-design methods are key for innovation. She has pioneered co-creation in Spain from her experience in the US with Dr Liz Sanders and has developed its methods and strategy since, both in practice and in academia.
Frank Kresin is Research Director at Waag Society, institute for Arts, Science and Technology, in Amsterdam. His background is in Artificial Intelligence and film making, and he’s interested in technology for societal goals. He was involved at the start of many international innovation programmes, amongst them Apps for Europe, City SDK, CineGrid Amsterdam, Code 4 Europe, Making Sense, BarinHack and the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab. Frank has spoken, written and lectured on Open Innovation, Open Data & Open Design, Users-as-Designers, Living Labs and Smart Citizens. He is a regular moderator at design and innovation workshops in the Netherlands and abroad.