The fourth and final SDIN workshop took place on May 23rd, in Linköping, Sweden. This workshop was entitled “Integrative approaches to service design for innovation” and was organized by University of Porto, by Lia Patrício, Jorge Teixeira and Nina Costa. This was the final SDIN workshop and it aimed at offering the ESRs an opportunity to reflect on how their research was connected and to brainstorm on future research.
The workshop was divided into three parts:
- An initial individual reflection completed by the ESRs and presented on the morning before the workshop. For this individual reflection, the ESRs were asked to prepare a poster about their journey across the SDIN project, and beyond, covering different topics, such as touchpoints within SDIN and beyond, main research methods, concepts, theories and the future after SDIN.
- After the presentation and discussion of the posters during the morning, the workshop per se started by bringing together the posters prepared by the ESRs. The ESRs were then asked to link their journeys, detailing how these links were made (either through similar methodologies, theories, concepts, research activities, etc). This step was supported by a purposefully developed visualization, mimicking the roots of a tree made by the 9 different ESR journeys.
- The third step involved discussing the future research opportunities envisioned by the ESRs. Building on the analogy of the roots of a tree, this step was supported by a visualization of a tree, supported on the roots developed in the last step. The ESRs were asked to discuss potential interesting research topics and to position themselves on such topics.