Conference proceedings

Design_Hub. A Social Innovation Arena for SMEs` Design Innovation

isbn 9780955116643
language Inglese
type Contributi in atti di convegno
volume Sustainable Innovation 08 - Proceedings
convegno Sustainable Innovation 08 Future products, technologies and industries Towards Sustainable Product D
Year 2008
editor The Centre for Sustainable Design
pages 0


This paper describes a specific tool (Design_Hub) aimed to create a permanent meeting place to exchange knowledge and generate innovative projects by using sustainable technologies, supported by both University and Entrepreneurial Associations as trust generators (Fukuyama 1996). Design_Hub represents the systematization of a two-year experience and concrete experimentations (DAC and DAC_Tool) based upon the action-research framework and the mechanism of the design knowledge and technology transfer (Tasch A.F. 1995) through the physical transfer of innovation agents (newly graduate designers) into companies. Design_Hub aims to create an open source creative arena for designers and companies, low cost and low impact, a place to generate collective intelligence (Lévy 1996), changing the relation between young designers and Italian SME's and generating new scenarios of cooperation.
departmental authors


design driven innovation, (design) education, design policy, design thinking, digital manufacturing, emotional design, experience design, interaction design, made in italy, (new) craftmanship, service design, smart systems (sensoristica, domotica, sistemi di controllo), strategic design, user centered design, wearable technologies, product service system, metadesign
related publications


Via Durando 38/A - 20158 Milano
Reception02 2399 5837


Giuseppe Amoruso, Paola Cordera, Maria Teresa Feraboli, Marinella Ferrara, Marisa Galbiati, Laura Galluzzo, Ilaria Mariani, Francesca Mattioli, Francesca Piredda, Lucia Rampino, Carlo Emilio Standoli, Lia Tagliavini

This site uses cookies for statistics and to facilitate navigation on website pages and web applications. More information is available on the Privacy disclosure