STS researchers use digital infrastructures and technologies on a regular basis. But what is behind that? What infrastructures are out there that are developed for STS research? How does the accompanying design and development influence the ways we “do STS”? What role do collaborative approaches play within that?
This session examines digital infrastructures that are developed as instruments for STS research. It outlines the possibilities and limits of research in digital settings and platforms and the ways these are conceptualized with collaborative creations: participatory design and other ways to engage the focus groups in conceptualizing the modules and data tools used, to intervene in the planning processes.