Social Media Resources for Participative Design Research

Qaed, Fatema, Briggs, Jo and Cockton, Gilbert (2016) Social Media Resources for Participative Design Research. In: PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 49-52. ISBN 978-1-4503-4136-3

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We present our experiences of novel value from online social media for Participative Design (PD) research. We describe how particular social media (e.g. Facebook, Pinterest, WhatsApp and Twitter) were used during a five-year project on learning space design by the researcher and interested teachers across all research phases (contextual review, user studies, PD action research). Social media were used to source and share comments, photographs and video documentation, supporting participation in design research. Based on our experiences, we provide recommendations on informed worthwhile use of social media to enrich PD research by increasing diversity, recursivity and timely access to insights, informants, inspirations and influencers.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Jo Briggs
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 10:16
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 06:33

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