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Growing local participation through long term design

Redhead, Fiona & Brereton, Margot (2012) Growing local participation through long term design. In Tunstall, Elizabeth & Buur, Jacob (Eds.) Proceedings of Participatory Innovation Conference 2012, Melbourne, VIC. (In Press)

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Abstract

Our research explores the design of networked technologies to facilitate local suburban communications and to encourage people to engage with their local community. While there are many investigations of interaction designs for networked technologies, most research utilises small exercises, workshops or other short-term studies to investigate interaction designs. However, we have found these short-term methods to be ineffective in the context of understanding local community interaction. Moreover we find that people are resistant to putting their time into workshops and exercises, understandably so because these are academic practices, not local community practices. Our contribution is to detail a long term embedded design approach in which we interact with the community over the long term in the course of normal community goings-on with an evolving exploratory prototype.

This paper discusses the embedded approach to working in the wild for extended field research.

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ID Code: 47932
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Participatory Design, Situated Displays, Local Community, Long Term Design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
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: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2012 08:45
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 07:49

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