From 2010-2011, EPSRC spent £650M on basic and applied R&D, with a further £152M spent on applied R&D that advanced technology underpinning the UK economy. In the same timeframe, STFC spent £513M and £43M respectively.

HCI design and developers frequently innovate in their designs through these and other funding schemes. These researchers are increasingly required by funders to not only innovate but show impact and detail pathways that will reveal national importance and engagement with relevant stakeholders. However, the methods for managing these often competing objectives are not clearly defined for researchers. To complicate matters further, the design and development issues often change within each domain of study. Responsible innovation within schools involves a different approach than that taken within industrial settings. To ensure sustained and scalable development within healthcare requires different stakeholder engagement to that within academia or for research based in the home.

Design process research is often focused on the specific research objectives detailed to the funders and required to advance scientific knowledge. Although participant design methods may often be employed, stakeholder needs and the potential for development with pathways to impact is, nevertheless necessarily, carried out from a limited viewpoint. This is not surprising as researchers are often restricted in focus because of time, expertise and limited methods to support these processes effectively. Design process workshops also often concentrate on particular user centred tools to aid design rather than different methods for identifying and managing stakeholder expectations.

This full-day workshop aims to share research and design practices and extend the knowledge and practical know-how of participants, to increase their awareness of a wider range of design practices that not only support innovative design but also foster the move into scalable and sustainable developments from their own research.

By the end of the day, all participants will have reviewed alternative concepts of innovation, scalable and sustainable design and development. The role of stakeholders, the public and the research process will be evaluated within different domains of study. In particular, methods will be utilised from the NCCPE (National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement); the Design Council (Design Council, 2011) and from current evidence published in ACM Transactions on CHI.

Twitter hashtag for the workshop is #issd2013