Innovation is a continuous process that entails change and progress. Anything that transforms and improves processes and conditions, solves problems and needs and inspires new visions is innovation.
The word meaning itself evolves, according to the Zeitgest and epochal changes that it represents, from industrialization, to the information society, to the social era.
Innovation originates and grows thanks to the countless actions and outcomes which individuals and organizations are able to implement, thinking outside the box and promoting people driven - instead of technology driven – processes. Innovation becomes effective, efficient and pleasant experience when it brings up novel replies to needs and perspectives of enterprises, communities, individuals.
People centrality - one of the benchmarks in areas such as Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Design Thinking - nowadays assumes a different connotation from the past, proposing a paradigm shift and new trends in methods and practices.
All this generates ripple effects on a macro scale, going to impact on the social, economic and technical contexts.
Personal, social, economic, environmental innovations will be the focus of the WUD Torino 2015, organized by SIE Piemonte, in collaboration with Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Telecom Italia, University of Milano-Bicocca and the University of Napoli Federico II.
Testimonials and professionals will bring real cases, thoughts and visions on the theme of the year.
Workshops will to be continuing along the same path as the previous WUD Torino, as opportunity of best practices sharing and professional networking.