The Role of Participation in Designing for IoT

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Title The Role of Participation in Designing for IoT
Author Anuradha, Reddy ; Linde, Per
Research Centre Internet of Things and People Research Centre (IOTAP)
Editor Lloyd, Peter ; Bohemia, Erik
Date 2016
English abstract
The widespread proliferation of the internet-of-things (IoT) has led to the shift in focus from the technology itself to the way in which technology affects the social world. Being inspired by the emerging intersection between actor network theory and co-design, this paper emphasizes the role of participation in designing IoT-based technologies by suggesting alternative ways to appropriate IoT into people’s lives. It is argued that prototyping becomes crucial for designing IoT-based technologies where the invisible aspects of “agency” and “autonomy” are highlighted while still drawing on its full capabilities. In that, the value of tinkering and exploration are seen as ways to experiment with and constitute one’s subjectivities in relation to IoT-based technologies. Taking these points into consideration, it is suggested that there is a need to move towards a cosmopolitics of design where aesthetics and materialisation of technology also act as inquiries into issues of performance and social meaning-making.
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Design Research Society 2016 (27-30 June 2016 : Brighton, United Kingdom)
DOI https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.351 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link http://www.designresearchsociety.org/images/public... (external link to publication)
Link http://dx.doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.351 .Icon
Host/Issue Proceedings of DRS 2016 : Design + Research + Society Future–Focused Thinking 50th Anniversary International Conference, Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016;
Volume 3
ISSN 2398-3132
Pages 913-926
Language eng (iso)
Subject Participation
Engagement
Design
Internet of Things
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21903 Permalink to this page
Link http://www.drs2016.org/... (external link to related web page)
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