Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack: Inspiring digital ideas from community projects

December 30th, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design Creative Networks Hyperlocal Research | no comments

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Launched at the Creative Citizens conference in September 2014, the Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack is a collection of practical case studies: 12 diverse, inspirational community projects, all making use of digital tools in creative ways for social benefit, with suggestions and advice from the people involved. Along with projects from the three strands of the […]

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Co-creating the definition of a Creative Citizen using our interactive wall: By Natasha Trotman

November 3rd, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Conference | no comments

By Natasha Trotman The Interactive wall was created as an installation for the Creative Citizens project and featured at the Creative Citizens Conference (at the Royal College of Art) during September. It was created with the purpose of helping visitors explore the value of Creative Citizens within their everyday lives and contribute to the debate. […]

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Co-designing with Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum

October 1st, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design | no comments

by Gail Ramster Last year, Creative Citizens researchers at the Royal College of Art worked with Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum (KTNF) to see if we could get more people involved in their Neighbourhood Plan. They had already reached about a 1000 locals using posters, word of mouth and fantastic public engagement events such as stalls […]

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Introducing The Story Machine: Part 2

May 14th, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design Research | no comments

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Co-creation of the Story Machine In Part 1, we discussed some of the challenges and ‘process friction’ in integrating digital storytelling into community activities, and introduced our initial work with The Mill, a community centre in Walthamstow, east London, which provides space and resources for local creative citizens to organise groups, events and activities. The […]

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Introducing The Story Machine: Part 1

May 13th, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design Research | no comments

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Friction in integrating digital storytelling into community activities For some community groups, the use of technology and digital media is built into the work they do—for example, the Wards Corner Community Coalition‘s very successful use of Stickyworld and social media to tell their story, integrated into the organisation of a whole range of community events. […]

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