Co-designing for common values

Creating hybrid spaces to nurture autonomous cooperation

Chiara Bassetti, Mariacristina Sciannamblo, Peter Lyle, Maurizio Teli, Stefano De Paoli, Antonella De Angeli

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Abstract

The paper concerns the development of digitally-mediated technologies that value social cooperation as a common good rather than as a source of revenue and accumulation. The paper discusses the activities that shaped a European participatory design project which aims to develop a digital space that promotes and facilitates the ‘Commonfare’, a complementary approach to social welfare. The paper provides and discusses concrete examples of design artifacts to address a key question about the role of co- and participatory design in developing hybrid spaces that nurture sharing and autonomous cooperation: how can co-design practices promote alternatives to the commodification of digitally-mediated cooperation? The paper argues for a need to focus on relational, social, political and ethical values, and highlights the potential power of co- and participatory design processes to achieve this. In summary, the paper proposes that only by re-asserting the centrality of shared values and capacities, rather than individual needs or problems, co-design can reposition itself thereby encouraging autonomous cooperation.
Original languageDanish
JournalCoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts
Volume15
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)256-271
Number of pages16
ISSN1571-0882
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Bassetti, Chiara ; Sciannamblo, Mariacristina ; Lyle, Peter ; Teli, Maurizio ; De Paoli, Stefano ; De Angeli, Antonella. / Co-designing for common values : Creating hybrid spaces to nurture autonomous cooperation. In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts. 2019 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 256-271.
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Co-designing for common values : Creating hybrid spaces to nurture autonomous cooperation. / Bassetti, Chiara; Sciannamblo, Mariacristina; Lyle, Peter; Teli, Maurizio; De Paoli, Stefano; De Angeli, Antonella.

In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2019, p. 256-271.

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