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Title:Designing SocioTechnical Food Justice
Author(s):Dombrowski, Lynn
Subject(s):social informatics
community informatics
human-computer interaction
Abstract:For projects of moral and ethical import, designers and researchers are frequently motivated by notions of justice. However, it is unclear how justice influences design process. Within a participatory design process aimed at food access issues, I traced how concepts of justice manifested, were used when introduced, and under what conditions were concepts of justice ignored or laid aside for other concerns. This analysis produced several categories of design strategies participants employed to navigate complex ethical discussion around issues of food access. Within the design process, these design strategies included designing artifacts that were expanding food options, utilizing local resources, and localizing control. These results highlight the complex worlds in which these concepts of justice were situated within during the design process and inform how to support designers developing socially beneficial technologies while working alongside local communities.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73739
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24


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