Animating personalised networking in a student apartment complex through participatory design
Foth, Marcus (2004) Animating personalised networking in a student apartment complex through participatory design. In Bond, Adrian, Clement, Andrew, de Cindio, Fiorella, Schuler, Douglas, & van den Besselaar, Peter (Eds.) Participatory Design Conference, Jul 27-31, Toronto, Canada.
This paper describes the research design of an ongoing case study in an apartment complex comprising approximately 160 interna-tional students in Brisbane, Australia. The objective of the study involves the design and development of an online community network to facilitate the creation and growth of a sustainable resi-dential neighbourhood community. The study is informed by the PAD methodology which combines principles of participatory design with sociocultural animation. Preliminary research findings led to a new design strategy which takes Wellman’s theory of networked individualism into account. The new community build-ing strategy allows for the diversity and individualism of tenants by working towards providing easy and convenient ways for ten-ants to identify birds of a feather and to conduct personalised networking. What may emerge from this process is a complex web of social networks that span the anonymous void of the apartment complex itself, a web of "urban tribes".
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||participatory design, community networks, community informatics, urban neighbourhoods|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||02 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:10|
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