• Structures surrounding the ‘user’ in user engagement: Gender-based violence design engagements

Fiadeiro, Rute ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7984-1248, Stevens, John ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3077-1677 and Bichard, Jo-Anne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8069-6612, 2023, Journal Article, Structures surrounding the ‘user’ in user engagement: Gender-based violence design engagements Diseña, 1 (22). pp. 3-17. ISSN 2452-4298

Abstract or Description:

User engagement is a dynamic social process influenced by who is involved and how. Here we argue that designers must account for the structural conditions of users’ lives, as they may have safety, accountability, and political implications. We review current scholarship in the area of user configuration and engagement from a ‘structural’ viewpoint of gender-based violence (GBV), to better understand such considerations. We propose three dimensions that might support designers in deepening their engagement in this area, namely: construction of the user, engagement within the context, and the designers’ position. We combine these dimensions as a framework to review and compare examples of designed outcomes for GBV prevention. This article suggests thoughts and questions to be considered by designers for thinking more structurally about GBV design, and for other contexts involving people experiencing vulnerability.

Official URL: http://revistacienciapolitica.uc.cl/index.php/Dise...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: LAHP
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.22.Article.2
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 16:18
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 13:29
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5292
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