Eric Gordon, Catherine D'Ignazio, Gabriel Mugar, Paul Mihailidis
What does it mean to be a civic designer? Second-wave thinking in HCI brought a lot of attention to cooperation, learning, and participation, with a distinct focus on participatory methods in well-defined spaces for user interaction, including the workplace and home. But as Suzanne Bødker defines it, the third wave of HCI has directed attention to “rest of life” technologies, including spaces of civics and culture, where interaction with technology tends to be more distributed . Insights The space of civics, where individuals and communities interface with public life through advocacy, dialogue, protest, and participation, sits squarely within…
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