Disentangling participatory ICT design in socioeconomic development

KENDALL, Linus and DEARDEN, Andy (2018). Disentangling participatory ICT design in socioeconomic development. In: PDC '18 : Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference. ACM.

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Official URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3210596
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1145/3210586.3210596

Abstract

Participatory design in socioeconomic development is an invariably political activity fraught with both political as well as ethical entanglements. ICT for development (ICTD) - often involved in contexts of great inequality and heteogeneity - places these in especially sharp relief. This paper draws attention to these entanglements as well as what they mean for the role and practice of designer-researchers practicing PD. We then draw upon our experiences in an active PD project to highlight approaches that serve as a partial response to these entanglements. These presents both limitations as well as orientations for our role as designer-researchers in engaging with and organising PD work in ICTD - providing a starting point for answering the question “who participates with whom in what and why?”

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1145/3210586.3210596
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Depositing User: Andrew Dearden
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 11:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16864

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