"Good" (in the social/humanitarian/responsibility sense) Interaction Design

2 Mar 2010 - 1:25pm
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Aynne Valencia
2010

I am working on an event in San Francisco called "Forces for Good: Activism + Interaction"

This event will be in conjunction with Design Week SF and is centered around showcasing interaction/product/web/ work from folks who are using their design skills to convey a large socio-political message or to provoke positive social change.
We want to have a eveneing event and then follow up with a weekend workshop of a multi-disciplinary collaborative design-a-thon.

Some great examples I know of are:
http://www.ushahidi.com/
(using crowdsourcing to deploy humanitain efforts + aid)
and whoever did the haiti text donation system for the Red Cross (which is awesome)

I am looking for help from the community for:

1. Examples of work that:
- use interaction design as a behavioral change catalyst
- initiate a positive social service
- improve humanitarian efforts

2. Contacts that are in or will be in The Bay Area the week of June 16th who might be intersted in speaking or particpating.

Also if anyone in the Bay Area is interested in voulenteering and helping out I'd appreacite it. I am working on this with help from AIGA and IDSA local and we'd love more folks to help out.

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2 Mar 2010 - 3:15pm
EmilySun
2010

When is the event? The topic is really interesting. I would be happy to volunteer to help out!

-Emily

2 Mar 2010 - 4:44pm
Dave Malouf
2005

Aynne,

Great project. Jealous!
I think the S. Africa project from frog design that Robert Fabricant highlighted as part of Interaction 09 (video is on vimeo and used to be at library.ixda.org; dont' know where it is now) would be a great example of that.

There are all the examples of sustainability out there in terms of design. the Green gadgets stuff, the info viz stuff from dopplr, Toyota's & Honda's viz work on their hybrids. There is also a firefox add-on that tells you your carbon footprint w/ alternatives when you try to arrange travel.

There is a student project from China that did an amazing project that was a runner up in the IxDA competition that was about changing people's walking behaviors. The volkswagon Fun Theory site that highlighted design for changing behavior.

Last one I'll mention here is the Liberation Technology program at Stanford and some of the work done through the Captology work of BJ Fogg (also at Stanford) might fit what you are doing.

oh! The GoLoco.com project about ride sharing is a good one too.

--- dave

2 Mar 2010 - 5:54pm
Aynne Valencia
2010

Dave:
awesome! thanks!

Emily... I'll be touching base with you soon!

 

26 Mar 2010 - 2:11pm
Chris Blow
2008

Aynne,

Great to see this!

I could help with organizing and I have contacts at a number of
relevant nonprofits (and I've been working with Ushahidi for a couple
years).

Looking forward to the event -- would love to get together in person
soon to talk about more details.

c

-- Chris Blow http://unthinkingly.com cgblow on skype @unthinkingly on twitter

On Mar 3, 2010, at 10:12 AM, David Malouf wrote:

> Aynne, > > Great project. Jealous!I think the S. Africa project from frog
> design that Robert Fabricant highlighted as part of Interaction 09
> (video is on vimeo and used to be at library.ixda.org; dont' know
> where it is now) would be a great example of that. > > There are all the examples of sustainability out there in terms of
> design. the Green gadgets stuff, the info viz stuff from dopplr,
> Toyota's & Honda's viz work on their hybrids. There is also a
> firefox add-on that tells you your carbon footprint w/ alternatives
> when you try to arrange travel. > > There is a student project from China that did an amazing project
> that was a runner up in the IxDA competition that was about changing
> people's walking behaviors. The volkswagon Fun Theory site that
> highlighted design for changing behavior. > > Last one I'll mention here is the Liberation Technology program at
> Stanford and some of the work done through the Captology work of BJ
> Fogg (also at Stanford) might fit what you are doing. > > oh! The GoLoco.com project about ride sharing is a good one too. > > --- dave > >

2 Mar 2010 - 10:38pm
Connie Crosby
2010

Have a look at the work being done by CrisisCommons including their CrisisCamp Haiti being held in a number of cities: http://crisiscommons.org/  I'm not sure about the design aspect, but they are doing some wide-ranging work of interest.

Cheers,
Connie

3 Mar 2010 - 11:37am
keyur sorathia
2007

Aynne,

There is also one project going on in IIT Bombay, India where a research group is working on designing applications/software/mobile interface for HIV positive patients. They are currently doing ethnography studies in several areas of India.

You can talk to principal investigator name Prof. Anirudha Joshi on IDC faculty website, he will help you with details.

Cheers!!

4 Mar 2010 - 8:09pm
Chris Blow
2008

Aynne, 

I would like to help out with the event. I have experience with a number of relevant organizations, including Ushahidi and Crisiscommons. Let's talk soon about how I could be useful -- I am in the Bay Area. You can best reach me on Skype.

best, 

c

--
Chris Blow

http://unthinkingly.com

http://meedan.net

cgblow on skype

4 Mar 2010 - 10:08pm
Jeremy Yuille
2007

Aynne, great project.. woudl be really interested in what you collect.

for some other pointers, you might also try check out John Thackara's DOTT book

and, local to you.. Stanford Social Inovation Review peeps..?

6 Mar 2010 - 6:21pm
Alicia Nachman
2009

Aynne,

I'm local to the Bay Area, and I would love to help out with this event. I have been wanting to find more ways to get involved with work like this. 

Thanks!

Alicia

8 Mar 2010 - 5:20pm
rmm
2007

Count me as interested too!

 

9 Mar 2010 - 6:55pm
Paul Chang
2007

Hi Aynne,

I'm an interaction designer in San Francisco. I'd be interested in helping out.

Paul
paul@paulchang.com
www.paulchang.com

9 Mar 2010 - 7:11pm
Hari Simons
1969

Hi Aynne,

I'd love to help out too, sounds like a great event!

- Hari

26 Mar 2010 - 2:51pm
Andrea Mangini
2008

Re: [IxDA] "Good" (in the social/humanitarian/responsibility sense) Interaction Design

Hi Aynee -

I’d love to help.

Best -

Andrea


On 3/9/10 5:16 PM, "Hari Simons" <contact@ixda.org> wrote:

Hi Aynne,

I'd love to help out too, sounds like a great event!

- Hari

10 Mar 2010 - 4:34pm
Aynne Valencia
2010

This is great! I'm so glad to see the enthusiam behind the event/project..

I will be setting up a meeting within the next two weeks  so local folks: I will be inviting you.

Thanks so much everyone and keep the suggestions coming!

Aynne

26 Mar 2010 - 4:20pm
Theresa Singh
2008

Hi Aynne

I'm likewise interested in helping out (though I'm a recruiter and not a designer by trade).

Thanks for facilitating an event/project in the Activism + Interaction Design space - I'm open to discussing sponsorship as well if makes sense.

Cheers!

Theresa

http://twitter.com/UxStation www.linkedin.com/in/nextgenerationrecruiting

-----Original Message----- From: ixdaor@host.ixda.org [mailto:ixdaor@host.ixda.org] On Behalf Of Aynne Valencia Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:54 PM To: theresa@uxstation.com Subject: Re: [IxDA] "Good" (in the social/humanitarian/responsibility sense) Interaction Design

This is great! I'm so glad to see the enthusiam behind the event/project..

I will be setting up a meeting within the next two weeks so local folks: I
will be inviting you.

Thanks so much everyone and keep the suggestions coming!

Aynne

26 Mar 2010 - 4:41pm
Shawna Hein
2009

Hello Aynne,

I'd be interested in helping out.

thanks :)
Shawna

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Aynne Valencia <contact@ixda.org> wrote:

This is great! I'm so glad to see the enthusiam behind the event/project..

I will be setting up a meeting within the next two weeks  so local folks: I will be inviting you.

Thanks so much everyone and keep the suggestions coming!

Aynne

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26 Mar 2010 - 2:10pm
jax wechsler
2009

Hi Aynne,
Looks like a cool event you are working on.Wish I was in San Fran for it.
I have loads of examples of what I call "online activism" on my blog  Some of which may fit your criteria.http://jaxinteractive.wordpress.com/category/activism/
Some things that come to mind include:
KivaTap project http://jaxinteractive.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/tap-project-by-unicefsome-thoughts/ UK knife campaign - using social media http://jaxinteractive.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/social-media-campaign-for-social-change/ 12 to 12k challenge http://jaxinteractive.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/12-to-12k-changing-the-world-through-social-media/
Cheers,Jax


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Aynne Valencia <contact@ixda.org> wrote:

I am working on an event in San Francisco called "Forces for Good: Activism + Interaction" This event will be in conjunction with Design Week SF and is centered around showcasing interaction/product/web/ work from folks who are using their design skills to convey a large socio-political message or to provoke positive social change. We want to have a eveneing event and then follow up with a weekend workshop of a multi-disciplinary collaborative design-a-thon. Some great examples I know of are:
http://www.ushahidi.com/
(using crowdsourcing to deploy humanitain efforts + aid)
and whoever did the haiti text donation system for the Red Cross (which is awesome)

I am looking for help from the community for: *1. Examples of work *that:* *- use interaction design as a behavioral change catalyst- initiate a positive social service - improve humanitarian efforts*2. Contacts *that are in or will be in
The Bay Area the week of June 16th who might be intersted in speaking
or particpating.

Also if anyone in the Bay Area is interested in voulenteering and helping out I'd appreacite it. I am working on this with help from AIGA and IDSA local and we'd love more folks to help out.

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26 Mar 2010 - 2:11pm
Julie Blitzer
2009

p { margin: 0; }Hi Aynne,

We did a major social change project last fall at Advomatic that is probably relevant: http://tcktcktck.org

Also included is this interesting "climate orb," which was provided to us by Oxfam's technical team, as they already had it on their own site: http://tcktcktck.org/mystory
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/climateorb/index.html

(The interaction design/experience side of things was done by another firm called Biro Creative based in Vancouver. We did all the technical stuff.) Unfortunately none of the firms involved in this project are in the Bay Area, but feel free to use TckTckTck as an example or email with questions.

If you are talking about mobile experiences at all, be sure to check out http://mobileactive.org/ for some examples

Julie Blitzer

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Subject: [IxDA] "Good" (in the social/humanitarian/responsibility sense) Interaction Design

I am working on an event in San Francisco called "Forces for Good: Activism +  
Interaction" This event will be in conjunction with Design Week SF and is  
centered around showcasing interaction/product/web/ work from folks who are  
using their design skills to convey a large socio-political message or to  
provoke positive social change. We want to have a eveneing event and then  
follow up with a weekend workshop of a multi-disciplinary collaborative  
design-a-thon. Some great examples I know of are:
http://www.ushahidi.com/
(using crowdsourcing to deploy humanitain efforts + aid)
and whoever did the haiti text donation system for the Red Cross (which is  
awesome)

I am looking for help from the community for: 1. Examples of work *that: -  
use interaction design as a behavioral change catalyst- initiate a positive  
social service - improve humanitarian efforts
2. Contacts *that are in or  
will be in
The Bay Area the week of June 16th who might be intersted in speaking
or particpating.

Also if anyone in the Bay Area is interested in voulenteering and helping out  
I'd appreacite it. I am working on this with help from AIGA and IDSA local  
and we'd love more folks to help out.

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