• Plenary Session
  • Co-design

Co-design in Science and Technology

Thursday 16 Nov 2017
1F Main Hall

Session Concept:
Our new technological environment, often described as Industry 4.0, dramatically widens the potential influence of distributed people and things in research and development. Cognitive computing, the Internet of Things, and big data are examples of drivers of technological business, and inevitably social and policy changes. A highly connected world allows end-users to participate in problem solving and, also, to address inherent challenges of privacy, the changing landscape of work, and the use of big data. Science centres, with their experience in engaging diverse audiences can design communication formats and facilitate the interaction between science, technology, and society and creates immense research potential in providing solutions, prototyping and onsite testing. The speakers will explore the ways science centres can help include their audiences in the process of design and creation. Can we co-create a world that supports scientific exploration of the questions that matter and technological to society’s critical needs? The speakers will explore perspectives on how science centres can engage citizens and facilitate collaboration with all societal sectors to achieve a shared vision and goals?


Eric Marshall
Vice President of Prizes and Public Programs, The Kavli Foundation
United States
Eric Marshall, Ph.D is Vice President of Prizes & Public Programs at The Kavli Foundation, Scientist (IBM Research) and public engagement innovator (California Science Center and New York Hall of Science). His current focus includes systemic support of those who enable public engagement of scientists.


Daniele Archibugi
Research Director, Italian National Research Council, Rome, and Birkbeck College, University of London
Daniele Archibugi is a Research Director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPPS) in Rome, and Professor of Innovation, Governance and Public Policy at the University of London, Birkbeck College. He works on the economics and policy of science, technology and innovation and the political theory of international relations.
Genevieve Bell
Professor, College of Engineering & Computer Science, Australian National University/Senior Fellow, New Technology Group, INTEL
Dr. Bell taught anthropology and Native American Studies at Stanford University. At Intel Corporation, she served as in Intel’s advanced research and development labs, as the director of User Experience Research group, and was a Vice President and Senior Fellow. She’s currently Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University College.
Ioannis Miaoulis
President and Director, Museum of Science, Boston
United States
Dr. Miaoulis has graduate degrees in both mechanical engineering and economics from Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the Museum, he launched a programme to introduce engineering into young people’s lives both in schools and science centers, a curricula that has reached 150,000 teachers and 15 million students worldwide.
Kazuo Yano
Corporate Officer, Corporate Chief Scientist, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
Kazuo Yano has pioneered research on qualifying the happiness with advanced AI. He has applied over for 350 patents and his papers are citied by over 2500 papers. His book, “The Invisible Hand of Data,” is cited as one of top10 business books of 2014.