Mobile Voices: Design as a method to explore the possibilities and limitations of community participation

At long last, we are able to share reflections on our experience of participatory design in the Mobile Voices/VozMob project in Los Angeles. (VozMob created a platform for day laborers and domestic workers in LA to publish news and stories using ordinary cellphones; it was the basis of the Vojo service now at MIT.) Our article, Mobile Voices: Design as a method to explore the possibilities and limitations of community participation, investigates power and participation in creating this mobile platform for social justice. Authors’ submission copy available here. Check it out and let us know what you think!