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Shifting Practices: Reflections on Technology, Practice, and Innovation

Giovan Francesco Lanzara


The book is an inquiry into how the potentially disruptive character and the restructuring potential of new technologies interact with the inherently conservative nature of social practices. At the same time the book provides reflective insights on how the accomplishment of such primary research goal is contingent upon the researcher’s ability to reflect on his own methods and findings and reframe his own assumptions as the process of innovation unfolds. The book opens with a Prologue and is organized in four major Parts followed by an Epilogue. The leading idea is that in order to study innov ... More

Keywords: practice, reflective inquiry, innovation, design process, technology, music education, court trials, theoretical narrative, phenomenology, knowledge making

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034456
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovan Francesco Lanzara, author

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