Conference Paper

Materiality Matters: Exploring the use of design tools in innovation workshops with the craft and creative sector in the Northern Isles of Scotland

Citation

Broadley C, Champion K & McHattie L (2017) Materiality Matters: Exploring the use of design tools in innovation workshops with the craft and creative sector in the Northern Isles of Scotland. 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Rome, Italy, 12.04.2017-14.04.2017. The Design Journal, 20 (sup1), pp. S550-S565. http://www.designfornext.org/; https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1353003

Abstract
This paper presents initial reflections regarding the use of bespoke design tools within a series of innovation workshops carried out with practitioners and stakeholders active in the craft and creative industry sector in the Scottish Islands of Orkney and Shetland. We argue that by emphasising such bespoke material tools located in and inspired by the local landscape, history and culture, we encouraged engagement, provided space for innovation and enabled creative collectives in their goal of enhancing and sustaining the creative economy in rural geographies.

Keywords
Design Innovation; Design Tools; Creative Industries; Craft

Journal
The Design Journal: Volume 20, Issue sup1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2017
Publication date online06/09/2017
Date accepted by journal15/07/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26071
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Publisher URLhttp://www.designfornext.org/
ISSN1460-6925
Conference12th European Academy of Design Conference
Conference locationRome, Italy
Dates