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LES USAGES DANS LA LUNETTE
Co-concevoir des produits et des usages innovants

Abstract : A focus on uses and a new light to their strategic status during innovation and product design? A projective or prospective sight set on uses of future socio-technical constructs, for the sake of research and development? The incitement to look at uses through sociological binoculars, from an upstream post within the industrial objectivization process, raises many questions on its purposes or on the best way to go about it – especially when the studied image is a forthcoming pair of eyeglasses designed by the worldwide leader in ophthalmic lenses Essilor.
Sociology, summoned to integrate the definition and evaluation mechanisms of next products' scripts, comes up against severe pitfalls: most new technologies do not reach yet a true social enrolment in daily uses and established customs; on the other hand, artefacts, still largely open at that stage, can potentially integrate an infinite range of socio-technical contexts. Endowed with a propensity towards the production of empirical knowledge based on constituted socio-technical configurations, will sociology manage to integrate the logics of innovative design without losing its relevance?
While making explicit existing uses, designing potential uses through the building and iterative investment of “model” configurations, and investigating structural properties of current products and concepts, this Cifre thesis suggests a framework for the operational link between practice observations and technical specifications.
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Nicolas Veyrat. LES USAGES DANS LA LUNETTE
Co-concevoir des produits et des usages innovants. Sociologie. Université Pierre Mendès-France - Grenoble II, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00256212⟩

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