Designing for diversity: Connecting people, places, and technologies in creative community hubs

Johnstone, Sarah, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Leong, Jacina (2016) Designing for diversity: Connecting people, places, and technologies in creative community hubs. In OzCHI '16 Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Launceston, Tas, pp. 135-139.

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Abstract

One of the prominent debates of the current era of increasingly networked economy and sociality relates to the concept of ‘connectedness’ (Price, 2013; Siemens, 2006). On the one hand, technologies extend, mediate, and reduce the need for physical spaces for social interaction; on the other hand, there has also been a resurgence in community hubs as existing and new forms of critical resources for diverse individuals and communities. This paper provides a comparative analysis of three creative community hubs in South East Queensland, each representing a case of bottom-up, middle-out, and top-down driven initiatives. By applying the transdisciplinary lens of Urban Informatics, it explores the juxtaposed values of physical space and digital technologies for connectedness within the context of creative communities. It then opens questions about how Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) might add to tactics of connection for meaningful and impactful community engagement.

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ID Code: 101110
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Urban Informatics, Creative Community Hubs, Placemaking, Networked Spaces
DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010971
ISBN: 9781450346184
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Facilities: The Cube
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 ACM
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2016 00:35
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 22:51

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