Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design

Smyth, Michael, Helgason, Ingi, Kresin, Frank, Balestrini, Mara, Unteidig, Andreas B., Lawson, Shaun, Gaved, Mark, Taylor, Nick, Auger, James, Hansen, Lone Koefoed, Schuler, Douglas C., Woods, Mel and Dourish, Paul (2018) Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design. In: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781450356213

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Abstract

Falling costs and the wider availability of computational components, platforms and ecosystems have enabled the expansion of maker movements and DIY cultures. This can be considered as a form of democratization of technology systems design, in alignment with the aims of Participatory Design approaches. However, this landscape is constantly evolving, and long-term implications for the HCI community are far from clear. The organizers of this one-day workshop invite participants to present their case studies, experiences and perspectives on the topic with the goal of increasing understanding within this area of research. The outcomes of the workshop will include the articulation of future research directions with the purpose of informing a research agenda, as well as the establishment of new collaborations and networks.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maker culture; DIY approaches; participatory design; social innovation; research in-the-wild; grassroots HCI
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 09:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43397

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