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  • Testing a Grassroots Citizen Science Venture Using Open Design, “the Bee Lab Project”

Phillips, Robert, brown, michael, Blum, Jesse and Baurley, Sharon, 2014, Conference or Workshop, Testing a Grassroots Citizen Science Venture Using Open Design, “the Bee Lab Project” at CHI, Toronto, April 26th - may 1st.

Abstract or Description:

The Bee Lab project applies Citizen Science and Open Design to beekeeping, enabling participants to construct monitoring devices gathering reciprocal data, motivating participants and third parties. The presented approach uses design workshops to provide insight into the design of kits, user motivations, promoting reciprocal interests and address community problems. This paper signposts issues and opportunities in the process of designing Citizen Science tools for communities using Open Design to solve individual problems, including: downloadable design for social/local change, laypeople creating technology and repairable kits.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581134
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:35
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:35
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1861

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