Communication in infrastructuring, or tales from a collaborative project

Peter Lyle, Mariacristina Sciannamblo, Cláudia Silva, Maurizio Teli

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Abstract

We present empirical examples of approaches to communication taken by the consortium of a large scale participatory design project in Europe, framed in terms of organisational communication in an infrastructuring process. The examples are understood generally in terms of the goal of fostering internal communication practices away from hierarchical relationships, which align with the political goals of participatory design and of the project. More specifically they are also understood in the framework of strategies and tactics in terms of actions taken within an infrastructuring process. The examples relate to the role of the words consortium partners use to describe and talk about the project across different disciplines; the metaphors we construct to assist the design, development and communication; and the use of tags to assist filtering and management of mailing lists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOzCHI '18 Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateDec 2018
Pages156-161
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6188-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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    Lyle, P., Sciannamblo, M., Silva, C., & Teli, M. (2018). Communication in infrastructuring, or tales from a collaborative project. In OzCHI '18 Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (pp. 156-161). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292179