Abstract

This paper explores the social challenge posed by the complex environments in relation to know-ledge management in which contemporary society and all its activities are immersed. The main question addressed is how information design can contribute to the construction of hybrid, bottom-up and collective ontologies-in-progress and dialogue with the complexity of the practices around the construction of digital knowledge. We argue that it is necessary for information design strategies to deepen its understanding of the semantic web and the new forms of creation of ontologies. This research seeks to broaden the an-alysis of the role of information design in this moment of change so that design can find a concrete space of agency in such a scenario. Information design can develop an essential role in developing more suitable prostheses, more versatile instruments and simpler technologies. That is a great responsibility and a great oppor-tunity. A new design approach is required to dialog with the strategies of a web-based culture, as an example of a complex phaenomenon (Lewin, 1992), among which we can find hybrid, bottom-up and collective ontologies, built in itinere with the contribution of users that trace definitions, as-sociations and variations, in a kind of defective semantics, founded on co-tagging, mash-up and syndication. Design has the possibility to establish a rhetorical of project in order to create a dialogue between the social and the technical tissues. This means not only to produce a toolkit to support new scen-arios with sustainable models, but also to suggest a vision of a different cultural apparatus, to offer a new way to online interaction, and new points of access to the knowledge.

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Design And Society, Cross, Trans, Inter, Multi-Disciplinarity, Bottom-Up Knowledge, Creativity

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From ontologies to Folksonomies. A Design-driven Approach From Complex Information to Bottom-up Knowledge Matteo Ciastellardi, Cristina Miranda de Almeida,

This paper explores the social challenge posed by the complex environments in relation to know-ledge management in which contemporary society and all its activities are immersed. The main question addressed is how information design can contribute to the construction of hybrid, bottom-up and collective ontologies-in-progress and dialogue with the complexity of the practices around the construction of digital knowledge. We argue that it is necessary for information design strategies to deepen its understanding of the semantic web and the new forms of creation of ontologies. This research seeks to broaden the an-alysis of the role of information design in this moment of change so that design can find a concrete space of agency in such a scenario. Information design can develop an essential role in developing more suitable prostheses, more versatile instruments and simpler technologies. That is a great responsibility and a great oppor-tunity. A new design approach is required to dialog with the strategies of a web-based culture, as an example of a complex phaenomenon (Lewin, 1992), among which we can find hybrid, bottom-up and collective ontologies, built in itinere with the contribution of users that trace definitions, as-sociations and variations, in a kind of defective semantics, founded on co-tagging, mash-up and syndication. Design has the possibility to establish a rhetorical of project in order to create a dialogue between the social and the technical tissues. This means not only to produce a toolkit to support new scen-arios with sustainable models, but also to suggest a vision of a different cultural apparatus, to offer a new way to online interaction, and new points of access to the knowledge.

 

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