Platform Design : Creating Meaningful Toolboxes When People Meet

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dc.contributor.author Cuartielles Ruiz, David Joaquin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-03T13:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-03T13:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9789171049421 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9789171049438 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/26130
dc.description.abstract Platform Design is a study of different viewpoints on the creation of digital systems, and how they converge in platforms designed, built, and managed by communities. As sociotechnical constructs in which features emerge through the interaction of different stakeholders, platforms are understood as both means and outcomes—the ‘things’ or boundary objects in a design process—generating the spaces where communities of practice can form. Utilizing two strongly interwoven timelines in education and research (both in academia and industry), the thesis shifts the centre of balance in actor–networks by iteratively recalibrating from a techno-deterministic analysis towards a community-driven one. The theoretical background in the fields of cybernetics, critical theory, design, and the sociology of technology frames the empirical work, which consists of academic publications, design reports, and the publicly available documentation of realized projects. In the space between theory and praxis, a methodological toolbox is developed, a posteriori revisiting experiences gathered over a decade Drawing on a series of functional concepts, the thesis proposes an alternative co-design framework, termed inclusive multiple prototyping. Meant to augment new sensibilities that are pertinent to the design process of platforms, this framework addresses the inherent complexity of actor–networks and human–machine communities. In practical terms, the thesis describes a series of projects, some of which can be considered platforms, while others would be better categorized as tools, toolboxes, kits, or infrastructure. These include co-creating the Arduino community, repurposing kitchen appliances for connection to the cloud, designing a modular prototyping platform involving programming and electronics, deploying an indoor location system, creating educational kits for upper secondary school teachers, and inventing new haptic interactive interfaces. Some of the projects required the long-term involvement of the researcher in intimate communities of practice; others were temporal interventions, yet reached thousands of users. Practice-based and transdisciplinary, the thesis contributes to the field of interaction design by bringing in elements of a sociotechnical discourse, while problematizing notions such as democracy and governance, openness of tools and outcomes, modularity, generalizability, and transferability—the three latter terms further fuelling the research questions. The research shows that these are properties that enable the creation of platforms, although the question remains whether there is such a thing as a standardized platform. While this thesis touches upon the potentials of state-of-the-art platform technology, it also points to the fact that there is work to be done, socially, ethically, and politically, when considering the augmentation of platforms for everyday use as pervasive and artificial intelligence agents. en_US
dc.format.extent 309
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmo University, Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles, Resign desearch: The Darwinian evolution of contemporary thought species. In P. Ehn & J. Lowgren (eds.), Design [x] research: Essays on interaction design as knowledge construction (Malmö: Malmö University Press, 2004). en_US
dc.relation.haspart R. Casas, D.Cuartielles, Á. Marco, H. J. Gracia & J. L. Falcó. Hidden issues in deploying an indoor location system. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6(2) (2007), 62–9. en_US
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles & D. Taylor. Delivery number D2.1: Datasheets for SandS Motherboard and Modules (Malmö: Social&Smart, 2013b) [SandS]. en_US
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles. Delivery number D2.2: Report on Thinking Appliance Manual (Malmö: Social&Smart, 2014a). [SandS]. en_US
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles, E. Katterfeldt, G. Dabisias & A. Berner (2015). Delivery number 4.2: Report on Final STEM Learning Kit with Integrated Learning Analytics for Trials (Malmö: PELARS, 2015) [PELARS]. en_US
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles, A. Göransson, T. Olsson & S. Stenslie. Mobile haptic technology development through artistic exploration. Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2012b), 31–40. en_US
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles, A. Göransson, T. Olsson & S. Stenslie. Developing Visual Editors for High-Resolution Haptic Patterns. The Seventh International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, 42–4 (Lund: HaptiMap, 2012c) en_US
dc.relation.haspart D. Cuartielles, A. Göransson, T. Olsson & S. Stenslie. Telehaptic Awareness. In Proceedings of the 7th conference on Tangible, embodied and embedded Interaction, TEI 2013, 1–8 (New York: ACM, 2013c). en_US
dc.subject Platform Design en_US
dc.subject Interaction Design en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Platform Design : Creating Meaningful Toolboxes When People Meet en_US
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Arts and Communication (K3) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.24834/2043/26130
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
thesis.defence.date 2018-10-18
thesis.defence.time 13:00 en_US
thesis.defence.place Gäddan Hörsal G8:125, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö universitet en_US
thesis.opponent.name Teemu Leinonen, Associate Professor, New Media design and learning, Department of Media, Aalto University en_US
dcterms.type Doctoral Thesis, comprehensive summary
mahlocal.rights.eplikt Yes
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