This post is a synopsis of an article about how participants in a civic design competition talk about civic design problems. The paper was recently presented at the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference. Here’s the full reference and a link to read more about our work:

McInnis, Brian, Xiaotong (Tone) Xu, and Steven P. Dow. “How Features of a Civic Design Competition Influences the Collective Understanding of a Problem.” Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2. CSCW (2018): 120.

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Brian McInnis

Public policy and HCI researcher.

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