ICT for creative engagement : participatory design and ethnographic action research

Watkins, Jerry J. & Tacchi, Jo A. (2008) ICT for creative engagement : participatory design and ethnographic action research. In HCI for Community and International Development Workshop, 5-6 April 2008, Florence, Italy.

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This paper describes two current applied research projects which investigate the design and implementation of ICT-based participatory content creation programs by community multimedia centres and similar organisations in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. These projects are informed by both Participatory Design and Ethnographic Action Research methodologies. The application of these methodologies has resulted in an innovative creative relationship in which embedded local researchers use their ethnographic data to inform participatory content creation projects by community media organisations. It is hoped that this relationship may provide a sustainable creative engagement system incorporating underserved communities and ICT infrastructure initiatives.

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ID Code: 17933
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: participatory content creation, ICT, community, Ethnographic Action
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > International and Development Communication (200103)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2009 23:42
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:23

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