James Auger was part of the team that designed the workshop “Maker Movements, Do-IT-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research” presented in April at CHI 2018, Montréal, Canada.
Falling costs and the wider availability of computational components, platforms and ecosystems have enabled the expansion of maker movements and DIY cultures. This can be considered as a form of democratization of technology systems design, in alignment with the aims of Participatory Design approaches. However, this landscape is constantly evolving, and long-term implications for the HCI community are far from clear. The organizers of this one-day workshop invite participants to present their case studies, experiences and perspectives on the topic with the goal of increasing understanding within this area of research. The outcomes of the workshop will include the articulation of future research directions with the purpose of informing a research agenda, as well as the establishment of new collaborations and networks.
Smyth, Michael; Helgason, Ingi; Kresin, Frank; Balestrini, Mara; Unteidig, Andreas B.; Lawson, Shaun; Gaved, Mark; Taylor, Nick; Auger, James; Hansen, Lone Koefed; Schuler, Douglas C.; Woods, Mel and Dourish, Paul (2018). Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research. In: CHI EA ’18: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, article no. W32.