Workshop Structure

The workshop is a one-day workshop with 15-20 participants and active engagement with the topic.

Before the workshop: In complement to the accepted position papers, we will also invite participants to prepare by adding examples of online platforms for supporting sharing communities to a webpage collation ( This will become a persistent shared resource. Participants will also be asked to think about what they could personally give/take for a research-based sharing community.

Plan and Agenda for the workshop: The workshop will be seeded in the first session by people presenting their position papers as posters including a section on key questions relevant for the workshop. Posters will remain visible the rest of the day.The goal is for participants to meet each other and hear about where each person is coming from. Throughout all sessions, we will use simple post-it notes to capture emergent issues. These will be used in the final ‘pulling together and mapping’ session. The sessions in-between will take a particular theme and explore these through active discussion, role-playing, design sketches etc, as best fits the theme. Initial broad themes are given below for sessions 2-4, but these will be revised based on the position papers.

9:00 – Registration
9:15 – Welcome and Introductions
9:30 – Session 1: posters, 2 minutes presentations
10:30 – Coffee Break
11:00 – Session 2: who shares and why
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Session 3: what is shared and how, e.g. platform or design
15:00 – Coffee Break
15:30 – Session 4: civic engagement/societal challenges
16:30 – Session 5: Pulling together discussions to map out an ongoing research agenda; agreeing future actions
17:00 – Close
18:00 – Dinner (optional)

After the workshop: As there is already a special issue of the IxDA journal being published on this topic (publication due mid May 2015), we will complement this with an article written for the Interactions magazine that summaries the themes of the workshop and presents these as an ongoing research agenda. We will also discuss with the participants the option of setting up a persistent ‘academic sharing platform’ for practical experiences and grounded research, e.g., where participants might give/take services around reading paper or proposal drafts, giving feedback on job application drafts etc.


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