About the Investigatio Scholar in Residence Program
Social science and innovation can seem to be two antithetical concepts. Yet, couldn’t they suggest the answer to developing technology with a human scale and connecting the needs of the users, whether individuals, or communities? This is what the increasing engagement of anthropologists, social scientists, designers, and artists in collaborations with engineers and scientists in both research and commercial contexts, seems to suggest. Indeed, many corporations and scientific institutions are acknowledging that innovation has as much to do with the intangibles of the human experience as it does with algorithms, chips and design, and therefore requires a deep understanding of the human, social, and organizational context.
The Investigatio Scholar-in-Residence Series has been developed by the Department of Technology Management and Innovation in the spirit of NYU-Poly's i2e (invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship) philosophy to enhance mutual understanding across disciplines and develop a conversation around human-centered innovation through visits from distinguished scholars from a range of disciplines such as management, information systems, anthropology, communication, sociology, design.