Design Intervention for Social Innovation: Two Service Design Workshops in Italy and China
Social innovation is an emerging perspective of radical innovation transiting our society towards sustainability. Design, dealing with innovation issues, is supposed to play an important role in promoting it. Two workshops in Italy and China are organized as a pilot exploration with inter-cultural perspectives in service design for grassroots social innovations. Results show that service design can be a viable approach to intervene social innovations. Service design experiences are concluded in terms of local context, problem definition, targeting group and new business mode.
Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu, Weihua Li and Di Zheng
M. S. Gong et al., "Design Intervention for Social Innovation: Two Service Design Workshops in Italy and China", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 37-38, pp. 308-312, 2010