Moving for the Movement

Applying Viewpoints and Composition Techniques to the Design of Online Social Justice Campaigns

by Judeth Oden Choi, Jessica Hammer, Jon Royal and Jodi Forlizzi

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Abstract: By leveraging approaches from other disciplines, designers can expand the boundaries of interaction design to tackle complex socio-technical problems. To address the challenges of networked social justice movements, we developed a workshop for designers and social justice activists based in Viewpoints and Composition, a philosophy and set of techniques for the theatre. Building on other experience prototyping and somatic methods, the workshop leads participants through the design of a hypothetical internet-enabled social justice campaign, encouraging them to imagine the felt-experience of networked social justice movement building in a socio-spatial context. We conclude with insights from the workshop and plans to further develop these techniques.

Presented at DIS 2020