Conversations about Innovation


16 February, 2010 - 18 February, 2010


Lancaster University



Daria Loi, Research scientist, Intel USA

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino,!, London, UK

Lucy Kimbell, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

This is a short informal series of events around innovation, in part organised around the Experimentality annual research programme, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Centre for Mobilities Research and Mobilities.Lab, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, ImaginationLancaster, the Highwire Doctoral Training Centre, the Computing Department, and the projects Desire: Creative Design for Innovation in Science and Technology and Relocating Innovation. The idea is to explore different forms, practices and motivations around innovation. The series leads up to the Experimental Objects workshop on 18-19 February.

16 February

16:00-18:00 LICA Research Seminar

Lucy Kimbell on Aesthetic Play and interdisciplinary Ambiguity, Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 6 [note new venue]

19:00 Dinner

17 February

10:30-12:30 Experience design

Daria Loi, Management School Lecture Theatre 6

Discussants: Daniela Sangiorgi, Monika Buscher, Corina Sas, Lucy Kimbell (Management School, Lecture Theatre 6)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

from 18:30

Craft/design your own pancake ;-) Pancake party in the Sociology back courtyard

18 February

09:30-10:15 Different forms/motivations/orientations to Innovation - Innovation at Intel

Daria Loi, (Management School, Lecture Theatre 9)

10:15-10:45 Coffee

10:45-11:30 The New Chit Chat: design conversations through prototyping

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, (Management School, Lecture Theatre 9)

11:30-12:00 Discussion

Discussant: Lucy Suchman and open discussion

All are welcome at the above events. For more information, contact Monika Buscher (m.buscher [at]

ALSO: 13.30 onwards - Experimental Objects workshop, Storey Creative Industries Centre.

For registration information for Experimental Objects, contact Anne-Marie Mumford (a.mumford [at]