Andrea Botero

Media Laboratory, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland

February 2008 – July 2008. Working with Lawrence Lessig, Center for Internet and Society

In my work I look at theoretical and practical implications of broad participation in design processes At Stanford, I am concentrating on several key aspects of the relationship between innovation process and “design thinking” driven technology development. I am mapping out the components of successful open innovation processes that take in to consideration a variety of stakeholders and the implications this sort of approaches have for design practice. My particular focus is on emerging social media practices and related applications in the mundane spaces of everyday life (as opposed to work practices).