Designing for and with the ‘Digital Citizen’

David Kirk, Suzan Boztepe, Jörn Christiansson, Amalia De Götzen, Nils Ehrenberg, Erik Grönvall, Shaun Lawson, Per Linde, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Vasilis Vlachokyriakos

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Longstanding practices of participatory co-design have sought to engage communities in the development of shared resources, services, and technologies. However, approaches such as citizen-centered design and digital civics bring these design methods to bear on the development of digital technologies in support of civic and third sector organizations in particularly complex and rapidly changing socio-technical landscapes. Such endeavors frequently need to engage marginalized, under-served and hard to reach communities. In these design spaces, the ‘Digital Citizen’ becomes a contested concept, deserving of deeper exploration. In this one-day workshop we seek to bring together the DIS community, industry practitioners and third sector representatives to mutually explore the concept of the digital citizen, its boundaries, and opportunities, and in response to a rapidly changing environment of smart digital services, the ways in which design methods might be evolved to better support designing for and with these digital citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '24 Companion
Subtitle of host publicationCompanion Publication of the 2024 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
EditorsAnna Vallgårda, Li Jönsson, Jonas Fritsch, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Christopher A. Le Dantec
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2024
EventDIS '24: Designing Interactive Systems Conference - IT University of Copenhagen Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 1 Jul 20245 Jul 2024

Publication series

NameDesigning Interactive Systems Conference


ConferenceDIS '24: Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleDIS '24

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