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Maker movements, do-it-yourself cultures and participatory design: Implications for HCI research

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  • Michael Smyth, Edinburgh Napier University
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  • Ingi Helgason, Edinburgh Napier University
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  • Frank Kresin, University of Twente
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  • Mara Balestrini, Ideas for Change
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  • Andreas B. Unteidig, University of the Arts
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  • Shaun Lawson, Northumbria University
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  • Mark Gaved, Open University
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  • Nick Taylor, University of Dundee
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  • James Auger, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
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  • Lone Koefed Hansen
  • Douglas C. Schuler, Evergreen State College
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  • Mel Woods, University of Dundee
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  • Paul Dourish, UC Irvine

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Engage with CHI
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year20 Apr 2018
Article numberW32
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018


Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018

    Research areas

  • DIY approaches, Grassroots HCI, Maker culture, Participatory design, Research in-the-wild, Social innovation

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