Open design spaces: socially crafting interactive experiences

Budweg, S., Draxler, S., Lohmann, S., Rashid, A., and Stevens, G. (2010). DIS ’10: Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems.


Engaging end-users and user communities to take an active part in the co-creation, evolution, and appropriation of modern, interactive systems has become an increasingly important issue over the last years. Bringing together existing research and experiences as well as new challenges such as long-term, large-scale, or highly distributed stakeholders has led to the notion of Open Design Spaces (ODS) to frame and reflect current developments of distributed codesign. Several, formerly often separated strands of research covering different aspects of these challenges have emerged and led to a growing community of researchers and practitioners building on concepts such as Participatory Design, Meta-Design, and End-User Development. Building on two successful predecessors on the topic with more than 50 international researchers and practitioners, the workshop at DIS 2010 focuses particularly on social aspects and community co-creation in Open Design Spaces.

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