Exploring COVID-19 App Ecologies: An Introduction to Multi-Situated App Studies
The PIT Centre extends the Scandinavian participatory design tradition, which has historically focused on involving people in the introduction of technology to their workplaces. However, during the recent decades, information technology has become an integrated element of almost all parts of people’s everyday lives, including leisure, civic activity, art, and culture, thereby establishing new forms of participation and social practices. The pervasiveness of information technology in human life poses new challenges for the way participation occurs, is supported, and understood.
Accordingly, PIT poses the fundamental question of what participation currently means, and how it may be supported by IT, today and in the future.