Social Science in Innovation and Technology

The next ‘Innovation Interface’ – a series of talks about social science, design and innovation – takes place next Thursday, 3rd June at 6.30pm at The Science Gallery on Pearse Street, Dublin.

Speaker at the event is Nina Wakeford, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the use of social science in innovation and technology development, she is a Reader in Sociology and an ESRC Research Fellow 2007-2010 at Goldsmiths College, University of London and founded the research group INCITE (incubator for critical inquiry into technology and ethnography) in 2001 at the University of Surrey, moving to Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2007. She edited the report Innovation through people-centred design: lessons from the USA for the UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry. She has worked extensively alongside designers and engineers in industry and university settings. She is currently developing courses in Studio Sociology at MA and PhD levels. INCITE has worked with researchers with backgrounds in sociology, anthropology, design, engineering, fine art and art history.

Innovation Interface is co-organised by the Science Gallery, Simon Roberts (Intel Digital Health Group) email: and Adam Drazin (the Department of Sociology, Trinity). It is supported by Intel and Trinity Foundation. The Science Gallery is in Trinity College Dublin on Pearse Street in The Naughton Institute. Telephone: + 353 (0) 1 896 4107 or +353 (0) 1 896 4091 or

Tickets are €4 euro, available in advance and on the door.

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