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Social media resources for participative design research

Cockton, Gilbert (2016) Social media resources for participative design research. In: PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops. ACM, 49 -52. ISBN 9781450341363

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We present our experiences of novel value from online social media for Participative Design (PD) research. We describe how particular social media (e.g. Facebook, Pinterest, WhatsApp and Twitter) were used during a five-year project on learning space design by the researcher and interested teachers across all research phases (contextual review, user studies, PD action research). Social media were used to source and share comments, photographs and video documentation, supporting participation in design research. Based on our experiences, we provide recommendations on informed worthwhile use of social media to enrich PD research by increasing diversity, recursivity and timely access to insights, informants, inspirations and influencers.

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Depositing User: Gilbert Cockton


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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 09:14
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:15


Author: Gilbert Cockton
Author: Fatema Qaed
Author: Jo Briggs
Author: Gilbert Cockton

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Faculty of Technology
Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science


Computing > Human-Computer Interaction
Design > Interior Design

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