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Designing Information Systems for Sustainability – The Role of Universal Design and Open Innovation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Human-Computer Interaction.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0598-7257
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Information Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4326-2882
2014 (English)In: Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice: 9th International Conference, Miami, FL, USA, May 22-24, 2014. Proceedings / [ed] Tremblay, M.C., VanderMeer, D., Rothenberg, M., Gupta, A, and Yoon, V., Cham: Springer International Publishing , 2014, 1-16 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although sustainability is a key concern in today’s world, more efforts towards achieving sustainability are needed. User inclusion in the information system design process could enhance the outcome of a system’s action towards sustainability. It is, however, important to understand the design procedure of a system to achieve such goals. A framework denominating as the inclusive innovation framework presented in this paper incorporated analyses from open innovation, universal design, and sustainability to motivate the initiation of internal and external driving factors towards sustainability goals. The derived framework could promote the information system’s enabled sustainable goals by combining the use of universal design principles and the concept of open innovation. A requirement engineering model was also proposed that was interoperable within the three subjects of interest discussed in the paper and was necessary for understanding the application of an inclusive innovation framework. Two use cases were then presented as an illustration for arguing the validation of the proposed inclusive innovation framework. The findings from the use cases indicated that the use of universal design principles along with an open innovation concept could increase information systems’ enabled sustainability goals. This could be done by enhancing a system’s successfulness along with the increased user satisfaction.

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Cham: Springer International Publishing , 2014. 1-16 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 8463
Keyword [en]
Sustainability, Open Innovation, Universal Design, Inclusive Innovation Framework.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Computer Systems Sciences; Human-Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224406DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06701-8_1ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901294828ISBN: 978-3-319-06700-1ISBN: 978-3-319-06701-8OAI: diva2:716614
9th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST 2014), 22-24 May 2014, Miami, USA
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