Fruitful Gaps in Digital Literacy: Interpreting gaps in digital literacy among stakeholders in collaborative design research projects as an evolving innovative capacity

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Abstract

This paper explores the dilemma of assessing shared value from collaborative design research projects through the lens of evolving digital literacy. Through mapping a seven-year co-design case study, based on multiple collaborative design research interventions in the same organisational practice at the Danish aqua zoo ‘The North Sea Oceanarium’. The development of contextual literacy is identified as an important dimension when discussing co-design, but also an issue in which the stakeholders rarely will reach equal literacy. However, we argue this gap is not a fault of co-design, but rather an indicator of a gradual mutual increase in innovative capacity among project stakeholders. We argue that the gaps in digital literacy, which may initially be seen as an inhibitor, might evolve to one of the strongest value propositions of collaborative design research projects within the broader area of interest; design of digital media systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Design Journal
Volume22
Issue numbersup1
Pages (from-to)2045-2059
Number of pages15
ISSN1460-6925
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
EventEuropean Academy of Design Conference 2019: Running with Scissors - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13
https://ead2019dundee.com

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ConferenceEuropean Academy of Design Conference 2019
Number13
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period08/04/201912/04/2019
Internet address

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