Everyday Innovators

Researching the Role of Users in Shaping ICT’s

  • Leslie Haddon
  • Enid Mante
  • Bartolomeo Sapio
  • Kari-Hans Kommonen
  • Leopoldina Fortunati
  • Annevi Kant

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-16
  3. Frameworks: The Social, Unpredictable, and Innovatory Use of ICTs

  4. Empirical Studies: Users as Innovators and Critics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-70
    2. Fausto Colombo, Barbara Scifo
      Pages 86-103
  5. Innovation and Artistic Users

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-119
    2. Emmanuel Mahé
      Pages 121-135
  6. Problems of Researching and Involving Users in Design

  7. The Politics of User Involvement in Programes of Innovation

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-238

About this book


Everyday Innovators explores the active role of people, collectively and individually, in shaping the use of information and communication technologies. It examines issues around acquiring and using that knowledge of users, how we should conceptualise the role of users and understand the forms and limitations of their participation.

  • To what extent should we think of users as being innovative and creative?
  • To what extent is this routine or exceptional, confined to particular group of users or part of many people’s experience of technologies?
  • Where does the nature of the ICT or the particularities of its design impose constraints on the active role that users can play in their interaction with devices and services?
  • Where do the horizons and orientations of the users influence or limit what they want and expect of their ICTs and how they use them?

This book enables a cross-fertilisation of perspectives from different disciplines and aims to provide new insights into the role of users, drawing out both applied and theoretical implications


Community Design Interaction Interface berck communication multimedia

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie Haddon
    • 1
  • Enid Mante
    • 2
  • Bartolomeo Sapio
    • 3
  • Kari-Hans Kommonen
    • 4
  • Leopoldina Fortunati
    • 5
  • Annevi Kant
    • 6
  1. 1.University of EssexUK
  2. 2.Utrecht School of GovernanceThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Fondazione Ugo BordonItaly
  4. 4.University of Art and Design HelsinkiFinland
  5. 5.University of UdineItaly
  6. 6.ITC User Research HBSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3510-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3872-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
  • Buy this book on publisher's site