Social Media Resources for Participative Design Research

Fatema Qaed, Jo Briggs, Gilbert Cockton

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We present our experiences of novel value from online social media for Participative Design (PD) research. We describe how particular social media (e.g. Facebook, Pinterest, WhatsApp and Twitter) were used during a five-year project on learning space design by the researcher and interested teachers across all research phases (contextual review, user studies, PD action research). Social media were used to source and share comments, photographs and video documentation, supporting participation in design research. Based on our experiences, we provide recommendations on informed worthwhile use of social media to enrich PD research by increasing diversity, recursivity and timely access to insights, informants, inspirations and influencers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4136-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016
Event14th Participatory Design Conference - Aarhus
Duration: 15 Aug 2016 → …


Conference14th Participatory Design Conference
Period15/08/16 → …


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