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Exploring the dynamics of ownership in community-oriented design projects

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  • Ann Light, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Nicolai Brodersen Hansen, Denmark
  • Kim Halskov
  • Katie Hill, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Fiona Hackney, Falmouth University, United Kingdom
  • Peter Dalsgaard
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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, C&T '13
Editors Wolfgang Prinz, Christine Satchell
Number of pages10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year1 Jul 2013
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-2104-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013
Event6th International Conference on Communities & Technologies. C&T 2013 - München, Germany
Duration: 1 Jul 20132 Jul 2013


Conference6th International Conference on Communities & Technologies. C&T 2013

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