Celia Lury, ESRC Professorial Fellow and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick, made a provocation presentation entitled ‘Developing participation in social design, suspending the social?’ at the AHRC ProtoPublics Sprint Workshop on the 16 April. She has very kindly shared the slides from her talk with us here: Social design
The ProtoPublics Sprint Workshop took place at Imagination Lancaster on 16-17 April. A group of 45 researchers- crossing disciplines and practices- got together to test out and explore new methods of ‘doing’ socially engaged design research. Here are some photographs to document the day.
In this video interview, Graham Pullin, Course Director of Digital Interaction Design, University of Dundee, reflects on the cultural differences between researching for academia and industry, the contribution interaction design research has made to conceptions of the social and the challenges of cross-disciplinary work. He also identifies three particular groups of people he is currently seeking to engage with at a deeper level in his research.
Graham also made a short position statement in which he discusses the relationship between two of our core themes: civic participation and health and well-being.
Dr Dan Lockton, Senior Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre, RCA, reflects upon research cultures in academia and design practice, the particular approach of design in relation to behaviour change and identifies local councils and communities as groups he is particularly interested in engaging with more in his research.
Dan also made a short position statement on civic participation: