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Centre for Social Innovation, Leeds Metropolitan University
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Academic interested/working around technology-related innovation in civil society.
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I work at Leeds Metropolitan
University, where I’m a member of
the People & Technology group, and a newly-established Centre for Social
Innovation. Recently, I have been working on the evaluation of IT-related
innovation in international trade unions, and on wider issues of approaches to
design and innovation in ‘civil society’. With Andy Dearden and others I’m
currently working on part of the Practical Design for Social Action project
concerned with better understanding the role and functions of
technology-related designers and innovators in civil society. Unfortunately,
the project is at a very early stage, so we are unearthing questions rather
more effectively than suggestions for solutions at the moment. I know this is
the sort of thing which gives academics a bad name