18 Nov Grassroots Radio is the main character of a new paper presented at the NordiCHI ‘20 Conference
The Grassroots Radio project participated in the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction ( ’20), which took place virtually on October 25 – 29, 2020. The conference was supposed to be held in Tallin, but the organizing committee decided to move online due to the Covid-19’s pandemic.
Roberto Cibin and Maurizio Teli presented a paper (written together with Sarah Robinson, Conor Linehan, Laura Maye, and Christopher Csíkszentmihályi) titled “Shaping Social Innovation in Local Communities: The Contribution of Intermediaries”. In the paper, Grassroots Radio is considered as an example of participatory social innovation projects. This kind of context often involves the coming together of design researchers, community development groups, and community members to develop (often technological) solutions to social problems or challenges. The paper focuses on another category of actors usually involved in these projects, the “intermediaries”. These are specific individuals and organisations who contribute to these projects by translating intentions, values, and experiences between design researchers and communities. The paper can be found at this link.
NordiCHI, a biannual conference, is the main Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research as well as a meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, designers, practitioners, educators and others working within HCI and related disciplines from all over the world. The theme of this edition was “Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society”.