Exploring public places as infrastructures for civic m-learning

Dan Richardson, Clara Crivellaro, Ahmed Kharrufa, Kyle Montague, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

We present insights from a series of engagements with multiple stakeholders in local parks, aiming to explore the potential for technology to support bespoke outdoor civic learning activities. Our work investigates what it means to design for public spaces as infrastructures for civic learning. Rather than considering only parks' physical qualities or properties as resources for learning, we suggest that mobile technologies for civic learning would benefit from integrating incorporating the economic, socio-cultural and political infrastructures that comprise public spaces. Our findings identify significant opportunities and challenges in designing mobile applications aimed at fostering civic learning and enhancing the development of meaningful relationships with civic space. From our findings, we draw implications for designing digital platforms which harness places' existing multiple infrastructures as resources for civic learning. We also note technology's limitations, and produce a generalizable model of a civic m-learning design space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC and T 2017 - 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages222-231
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348546
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies: Technologies for the Common Good, C and T 2017 - Troyes, France
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F128532

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies: Technologies for the Common Good, C and T 2017
CountryFrance
CityTroyes
Period26/06/1730/06/17

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