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Title: Collective digital storytelling in community- based co-design projects: An emergent approach
Authors: Lorini, Maria Rosa
Sabiescu, Amalia
Memarovic, Nemanja
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Journal of Community Informatics
Citation: LORINI, M.R., SABIESCU, A. and MEMAROVIC, N., 2017. Collective digital storytelling in community- based co-design projects: An emergent approach. Journal of Community Informatics, 13(1), pp. 109-136.
Abstract: This paper contributes a critical examination of the role that digital storytelling (DST) can play in co-design initiatives involving local underserved communities. We argue that DST brings value as a method for bridging initial, exploratory phases and co-design processes. The paper draws on three case studies of collective DST in two townships of Cape Town, South Africa. The research adopted a participatory ethnographic approach to involve groups socially active in their respective communities. DST was employed initially as a means to enable groups to present themselves and their communities and to deepen the ongoing process of data generation. During the creative processes, the activities evolved and crystallized into something more than a short video production: self-contained and community-driven projects, generation of new ideas and the development of new collaboration pathways and new digital networking capabilities. Through the analysis of these case studies the article advances considerations that can be used by researchers and practitioners looking to spur grassroots initiatives and encourage local participation and engagement in community-based co-design. In particular, we offer a series of design principles, proposed as sensitising concepts that can inspire and guide researchers and designers, or local communities, to engage in DST activities within community co-design projects.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by the Journal of Community Informatics under the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike International Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32142
Publisher Link: http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1362
ISSN: 1712-4441
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