Towards Participatory Action Design Research: Adapting Action Research and Design Science Research Methods for Urban Informatics

  • Mark Bilandzic Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • John Venable Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Keywords: Action Research, Design Science Research, Design Research, Design Action Research, Ethnography, Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Urban Computing, Urban Informatics, Action Design Research,

Abstract

This paper proposes a new research method, Participatory Action Design Research (PADR), for studies in the Urban Informatics (UI) domain. PADR supports UI research in developing new technological means (e.g. using mobile and ubiquitous computing) to resolve contemporary issues or support everyday life in urban environments. Situated in a socio-technical context, UI requires a close dialogue between social and design-oriented fields of research as well as their methods. PADR combines Action Research and Design Science Research, both of which are used in Information Systems, another field with a strong socio-technical emphasis, and further adapts them to the cross-disciplinary needs and research context of UI.

Author Biographies

Mark Bilandzic, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
PhD student at the Urban Informatics Research Lab, Queensland University of Technology
John Venable, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Associate Professor in the School of Information Systems, Curtin University
Published
2011-08-22
How to Cite
Bilandzic, M., & Venable, J. (2011). Towards Participatory Action Design Research: Adapting Action Research and Design Science Research Methods for Urban Informatics. The Journal of Community Informatics, 7(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/786