Exploring the dynamics of ownership in community-oriented design projects

Light, Ann, Hill, Katie, Hansen, Nicolai Brodersen, Hackney, Fiona, Halskov, Kim and Dalsgaard, Peter (2013) Exploring the dynamics of ownership in community-oriented design projects. In: 6th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2013)), 1st - 2nd July 2013, Munich, Germany.

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This paper contributes an exploration of ownership as a dynamic process in community-oriented projects. We use case study accounts of two design projects to consider participation in contexts where social structure is relevant to design outcomes. In studying these dynamics, we consider four aspects: what motivates ownership; how ownership transitions; structures to support ownership; and facilitating efficacy among participants. Specifically, we study the contribution of a Danish research team to the production of a media façade for a Swedish municipality and how British researchers engaged community groups in making internet radio podcasts to share insight. We examine the complexity of the social process involved and trace patterns of change, before concluding with pragmatic and ethical reasons for technology design to pay attention to ownership issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ownership, transitions, responsibility, identity, motivation, control, media facades, community internet radio, podcasts
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 10:24
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 15:32
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17810

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