The Augment Project: Co-Constructive Mapping and Support of Accessibility and Participation

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Author(s): Annelie Ekelin, Peter Anderberg, Kishore Reddy
Title: The Augment Project: Co-Constructive Mapping and Support of Accessibility and Participation
Translated title: Augment-projektet - delaktighet i kartläggning av tillgänglighet och stöd för deltagande
Journal: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Conference name: e-Part 2010
Year: 2010
Volume: 6229/2010
Pagination: 95-103
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publisher: Springer Verlag
URI/DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15158-3_8
ISI number: 000283807300008
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: This paper presents an ongoing multi-disciplinary research-and development project in which we are exploring emerging methods and practices for participatory design of tools and content of accessibility information in India and Sweden, based on user created content. The initial development of the AUGMENT-Project also includes the production of a prototype for sharing information. The joint set up and unfolding of public digital spaces and co-operative creation of processes and infrastructure for user-driven accessibility information is making use of existing handheld mobile phones which offer the possibility to upload pictures and comments via an application with a map-based interface. The research initiative is exploring and comparing cross-cultural participatory methods for cultivation of shared transformational spaces. The paper discusses both the notion of user-driven content and co-creation of tools and methods, drawing upon the tradition of Scandinavian Systems Design, explicitly arguing for direct user-representation in systems development.
Summary in Swedish: Detta paper presenterades vid The Second International Conference on e-Participation, e-Part 2010, i Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 2010 och beskriver ett pågående forsknings- och utvecklingsprojekt; Augment-projektet. Bidraget presenterar bland annat arbetet med proof-of-concept utveckling samt diskuterar och problematiserar distinktionen mellan användargenererad information och användarskapat innehåll.
Subject: Human Work Science\Participatory Design
Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\General
Keywords: eParticipation, user-driven content, participatory design, map-based interfaces, disability, social media
Note: Second International Conference, ePart 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 - September 2, 2010. Proceedings Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6229 Subseries: Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI Tambouris, Efthimios; Macintosh, Ann; Glassey, Olivier (Eds.)