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

Michael Smyth, Ingi Helgason, Frank Kresin, Mara Balestrini, Andreas B. Unteidig, Shaun Lawson, Mark Gaved, Nick Taylor, James Auger, Lone Koefed Hansen, Douglas C. Schuler, Mel Woods, Paul Dourish

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Abstract

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
Subtitle of host publicationEngage with CHI
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages7
Volume2018-April
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356213
ISBN (Print)9781450356206
DOIs
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

Conference

Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/04/1826/04/18

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Keywords

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

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Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Kresin, F., Balestrini, M., Unteidig, A. B., Lawson, S., Gaved, M., Taylor, N., Auger, J., Hansen, L. K., Schuler, D. C., Woods, M., & Dourish, P. (2018). Maker movements, do-it-yourself cultures and participatory design: Implications for HCI research. In CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI (Vol. 2018-April). [W32] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170604