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Designing for participation in local social ridesharing networks : grass roots prototyping of IT systems

Brereton, Margot & Ghelawat, Sunil (2010) Designing for participation in local social ridesharing networks : grass roots prototyping of IT systems. In Robertson, Toni, Bodker, Keld, Bratteteig, Tone, & Loi, Daria (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, ACM Digital Library, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, NSW, pp. 199-202.

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Abstract

This abstract explores the possibility of a grass roots approach to engaging people in community change initiatives by designing simple interactive exploratory prototypes for use by communities over time that support shared action. The prototype is gradually evolved in response to community use, fragments of data gathered through the prototype, and participant feedback with the goal of building participation in community change initiatives. A case study of a system to support ridesharing is discussed. The approach is compared and contrasted to a traditional IT systems procurement approach.

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ID Code: 39122
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Agile Ridesharing, Dynamic Ridesharing, Designing Participation, Participatory Design, HCI, Technology Probes, Prototyping, Community Informatics
DOI: 10.1145/1900441.1900478
ISBN: 9781450301312
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM).
Copyright Statement: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published@ http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1900441.1900478
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2011 09:27
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:25

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