Contextual Innovation and Process

ARI increases operability, sustainability, and functionality of engineered projects, systems, and operations by identifying and addressing the unique context in which they reside, and optimizing the impact of place, people, and time on its development and use.


  • Strengthen the relationship between product/process and user by identifying and incorporating the unique characteristics, values, needs, and identities of all stakeholders
  • Leverage the unique capabilities, knowledge, and skills of participants to produce a more user-appropriate outcome
  • Mitigate the challenges of product/process design for international application in diverse societies
  • Align objectives and motivations of diverse parties in product/process development or refinement to reduce disconnects that may affect long-term viability 

Focus Areas

  • Engineered infrastructure and product design
  • Organizational dynamics in interdisciplinary processes
  • Technology development for intercultural applications
  • Globalization of operations, technology, and product development

To learn more, contact Nicole Johnson, ARI Managing Director.

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