Abstract

This paper reports a co-design practice which aims to enact social innovation by connecting local communities’ needs to global data networks. We introduce low-fi physical tools that mediate a community’s shared imagery as the creative space for collective meaning-making. We discuss our practice of a co-design framework within the systemic view of social innovation processes. By discussing a community workshop method that structures locals’ “collective imagery”, we seek to develop insights into the potential linkage of social innovation to systems of open data. We discuss three village regeneration projects that encourage a community’s transformative learning enacted through an analogical installation. We explore the concepts through broader practical and theoretical considerations, especially connectivist and transformational learning processes, and the use of information technologies in engaging social innovation with communities. We propose the need to consider ontological differences between a local community workshop and the open data for social innovation to impact a systemic change.

Keywords:

co-design; social innovation; creative imagery transformative learning;

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Transformative Learning: co-design with communities’ collective imagery as data for social innovation

This paper reports a co-design practice which aims to enact social innovation by connecting local communities’ needs to global data networks. We introduce low-fi physical tools that mediate a community’s shared imagery as the creative space for collective meaning-making. We discuss our practice of a co-design framework within the systemic view of social innovation processes. By discussing a community workshop method that structures locals’ “collective imagery”, we seek to develop insights into the potential linkage of social innovation to systems of open data. We discuss three village regeneration projects that encourage a community’s transformative learning enacted through an analogical installation. We explore the concepts through broader practical and theoretical considerations, especially connectivist and transformational learning processes, and the use of information technologies in engaging social innovation with communities. We propose the need to consider ontological differences between a local community workshop and the open data for social innovation to impact a systemic change.

 

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