Action Design Research Shaping University-Industry Collaborations for Wicked Problems

Ben Schouten, Gwen Klerks, Marcel Den Hollander, Nicolai Brodersen Hansen

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Abstract

Research collaborations with external partners are becoming the norm in HCI. This tendency has been driven by the fact that HCI does research ’in the wild’, engaging with societal problems, necessitating collaboration with external partners. Despite this interest, little work exists on which concrete approaches HCI researchers can take to make the different goals, resources, and responsibilities towards societal wicked problems align, throughout a research project. In this paper, we propose that design can be used as an approach to facilitate a strong and long-lasting inclusive collaboration with industrial as well as social partners. We do this by analyzing a research project with a major industrial partner on circularity and reflect on this using the theoretical constructs of action design research, concept design, and integrated research spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOzCHI '20 : 32nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2020
Pages36-44
ISBN (Print)9781450389754
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventOzCHI '20: 32nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20201 Dec 2020

Conference

ConferenceOzCHI '20: 32nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period01/12/202001/12/2020

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