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Practical Design for Social Action (PRADsA)

Practical Design for Social Action (PRADsA)

Research centre
Communication and Computing Research Centre


The "Practical Design for Social Action" project's goal is to develop and extend the capability of social action organisations to creatively design new practices by appropriating and adapting Internet Communication Technologies.

This project is concerned with designing and using digital technologies in ‘social action’, e.g. in voluntary and community groups, trade-unions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society generally. It builds upon the previous successful ‘Technology and Social Action’ research cluster. Together with a network of practitioners who are working in these areas, we are exploring new design practices, devising and sharing new technical and social solutions and building a new community researching these problems together.

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