Socio-materiality of trust: co-design with a resource limited community organisation

Clarke, Rachel, Briggs, Jo, Armstrong, Andrea, MacDonald, Alistair, Vines, John, Flynn, Emma and Salt, Karen (2019) Socio-materiality of trust: co-design with a resource limited community organisation. CoDesign. ISSN 1571-0882 (In Press)

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Trust is an essential if often implicit aspect of co-design particularly when working in community-based, political and sensitive settings. Current co-design literature however remains fairly limited focusing on interactions between people as primary agents of trust. Drawing on research conducted with a poverty alleviation charity based in the UK, we illustrate how trust and distrust can also be mediated through material resources used in the co-design process. The paper highlights the significance of materials in negotiating the interdependencies of trust, in how distrust can be leveraged and trust can be supported through sensitive socio-material exchange conducted with resource limited community organisations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community research, co-design, participatory design, trust, distrust, socio-materiality
Subjects: L300 Sociology
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 14:02
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2020 08:00

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