Participatory publics

Period: PIT start - December 2016

What constitutes participation in IT-supported community settings, and what technological platforms and processes are needed to support and develop it?
Currently, electronic and physical communities are merging, for example, through Facebook groups. Physical places become populated with interactive arrangements that reflect and make public people’s participation.

We have worked to understand publics so as to develop an open and exploratory platform upon which people together can explore and develop IT-supported community settings: What constitutes participation in such IT-supported community settings? What technological platforms are needed? What are the roles of open data and open platforms? What design methods may be developed to emphasize design for the public? How is transparency of process/product embraced by IT platforms and design methods? How do research results scale between small, clearly -defined communities, and larger, more dispersed ones?

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Selected references:

Book: Urban Interaction Design: Toward City Making <>

Korsgaard, H., Hansen, N. B., Basballe, D. A., Dalsgaard, P., Halskov, K., 2012, "Odenplan: a media façade design process", Proceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference: Participation (MAB '12), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, s. 23-32. 

Bødker, Susanne; Klokmose, Clemens Nylandsted; Korn, Matthias; Polli, Anna Maria. "Participatory IT in semi-public spaces". Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI '14: Fun, Fast, Foundational. ed. / Virpi Roto; Jonna Häkkilä; Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila; Oskar Juhlin. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. p. 765-774.

Bødker, S., Polli, A. M., 2014, "Between initial familiarity and future use – a case of Collocated Collaborative Writing", Rossitta, C., Ciolfi, L., , D. M., Conein, B. (eds.), COOP 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 27-30 May 2014, Nice (France), Springer.

Bødker, S., Zander, P-O.: "Participation in design between public sector and local communities", C&T '15 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies C&T '15 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologie,  Limerick, Ireland — June 27 - 30, 2015 Limerick, Ireland — June 27 - 30, 2015

Korsgaard, Henrik, 2016, "Toward Place-Centric Computing: Making Place With Technology together. PhD thesis