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The AUGMENT Project: Co-constructive Mapping and Support of Accessibility and Participation

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 cooperative 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.
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Annelie Ekelin, Peter Anderberg, Kishore Reddy. The AUGMENT Project: Co-constructive Mapping and Support of Accessibility and Participation. Second IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation (EPART), Aug 2010, Lausanne, Italy. pp.95-103, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-15158-3_8⟩. ⟨hal-01054833⟩

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