Scaling up co-creation processes in citizen science While citizen science projects are typically launched under the leadership of academic researchers, there is an increasing focus on co-creation processes in which citizen science projects are led by individuals or communities outside traditional academic research circles. A particularly interesting case of this is the domain of personal science – in which individuals use design experiments and empirical methods to answer questions around their own lives.
The Peer-Produced Knowledge Lab is investigating how technology and design-ideas coming from commons-based peer production can help those communities in scaling up their personal science efforts and impact, to grow from the individual experimenter to more resilient community-driven projects. As part of this the team will showcase three ongoing studies:
Exploring personal science communities of practice: What motivates personal scientists, how and what do they learn and how do they collaborate as peers? A first qualitative approach (Enric Senabre & Morgane Opoix) Which ideas and practices hide behind the term 'peer production' and to what extent are they applied in citizen science today? (Katharina Kloppenborg) Transbiome: Participant-driven research to address knowledge gaps faced by underprivileged communities (Clara Lehenaff)
ESADSE Saint-Etienne - Ecole d'art et de design de Saint-Etienne en partenariat avec le CRI