How to unveil the invisible: Human-Centered-Design as qualitative approach

In our initial grant proposal we stated that investigating the Implicit Development Environments (IDE) of technology is of special interest for the outcome of our research. Technological processes and forms of organisation are commonplace: Not only since the rise of workplace anthropology it is widely assumed, that languages, (social) rituals, and even material environments like…

What Open Digital Infrastructure Means to Us

As we set out to formulate our research hypothesis, one central question remained contested: What does open digital infrastructure actually mean? Interpretations vary from information technology standards or their implementations to tools and services that enable developers to do their work. For us, neither on their own seemed promising: Mere standards as laid down by…