Design and Social Interaction Studio brings an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students together to examine the experiential and participatory dimensions of civic media and their relationship to establishing and supporting democratic forms of social interaction. Research at the studio spans both theoretical inquiry and experimental design, situated at the intersection of Design, the Humanities, and Human Computer Interaction. We design and investigate a variety of design products and services (e.g., locative media; visualizations and mapping; awareness campaigns; social media) drawing on a range of design methods and strategies (e.g., participatory and co-design; ethnographic methods; experimental designs).
Projects are often in collaboration with other units on campus as well as local non-profit organizations. Among current collaborators are Schools of Public Policy and Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech; and local organizations such as Marcus Autism Center, Emory School of Nursing, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Fulton County Department of Health, and Central Atlanta Progress.