• Against the norms: Designing violence prevention through engaging men

Fiadeiro, Rute, Bichard, Jo-Anne and Stevens, John ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3077-1677, 2023, Conference or Workshop, Against the norms: Designing violence prevention through engaging men at IASDR 2023, Milan, Italy, 09-13 Oct 2023.

Abstract or Description:

Engaging with men is an essential effort towards preventing violence in our communities. At the same time, violent behaviours are deeply embedded into our societies and construct what it means to be ‘masculine’ in a way that naturalises it. Getting men into a space to challenge their behaviours can therefore be a challenge. In this article, we discuss the findings from a recent study with designers designing to tackle intimate partner violence. We focus on four participants' experiences of developing design interventions to engage men in violence prevention. The findings highlight strategies that
engage with men in a dialectical space of critical reflection and implementing alternative behaviours. It brings key considerations for designers to think about when counteracting the normalisation of violence (or other behaviours) and community acceptance.

Official URL: https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/cgi/viewconte...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/iasdr.2023.359
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender based violence; intimate partner violence; design; user research; violence prevention; gender; engaging men
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2023 16:11
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 16:11
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5560
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