Making civic initiatives last: Ecosystems, technologies, approaches and challenges

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Brodersen Hansen, Nicolai
Klerks, Gwen
Menendez, Maria
Maye, Laura
Strohmayer, Angelika
De Waal, Martijn
Schouten, Ben
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HCI and design research has turned toward exploring methods, technologies, processes for societal impact, and do so by intervening in the real world and designing for, with and by people and existing citizen initiatives. A key issue faced is enabling efforts to continue beyond the project or grant timeline. For this reason, there is a growing need to create a forum where researchers and practitioners can share their approaches to shed light on opportunities and challenges of supporting lasting civic initiatives moving forward. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in how to make civic initiatives have lasting impact: either by supporting and sustaining such initiatives or by focusing on how their outcomes increase people's capacity to act on their ideas and wishes.
Civic initiatives , Civic technologies , Design methods , Design tools , Digital civics , Infrastructuring , Participation , Participatory design , Sustainability
Brodersen Hansen, N. Klerks, G., Menendez, M., Maye, L., Strohmayer, A., De Waal, M. and Schouten, B. (2020) 'Making civic initiatives last: Ecosystems, technologies, approaches and challenges', DIS 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 6-10 July. DIS '20 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, pp. 433-436. doi: 10.1145/3393914.3395921
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