Exploring the dynamics of ownership in community-oriented design projects

Ann Light, Nicolai Brodersen Hansen, Kim Halskov, Katie Hill, Fiona Hackney, Peter Dalsgaard

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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.
TitelProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, C&T '13
Redaktører Wolfgang Prinz, Christine Satchell
Antal sider10
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato1 jul. 2013
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-2104-4
StatusUdgivet - 1 jul. 2013
Begivenhed6th International Conference on Communities & Technologies. C&T 2013 - München, Tyskland
Varighed: 1 jul. 20132 jul. 2013


Konference6th International Conference on Communities & Technologies. C&T 2013