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Dr gary wills on Development and Community Informatics


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Dr Gary Wills for the University of Southampton gives an overview of the research fields of Development and Community Informatics, and explains why ICT projects must be developed in collaboration with the community

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Dr gary wills on Development and Community Informatics

  1. 3. Development Informatics <ul><li>Data, information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Information and communication technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Processes of learning, decision-making and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Wider human, organisational and national context </li></ul>
  2. 4. Social Informatics <ul><li>The context of ICT use directly affects their meanings and roles </li></ul><ul><li>ICT’s are not value neutral: their use creates winners and losers </li></ul><ul><li>ICT use leads to multiple, and often paradoxical, effects </li></ul><ul><li>ICT use has moral and ethical aspects and these have social consequences </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs are configurable – they are actually collections of distinct components </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs follow trajectories and these trajectories favour the status quo </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs co-evolve during design/development/use (before and after implementation) </li></ul>
  3. 5. What is a Living Lab? <ul><li>  Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public </li></ul><ul><li>Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation . A Living </li></ul><ul><li>Lab employs four main activities:   </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Creation : co-design by users and producers  </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration : discovering emerging usages, behaviours and market opportunities  </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation : implementing live scenarios within communities of users  </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation : assessment of concepts, products and services according to socio-ergonomic, socio-cognitive and socio-economic criteria. </li></ul>
  4. 6. Collaboration, appropriateness and sharing