Collective action has long been an avenue for social change. Many new technologies have been designed or used to foster collective action—although often working alongside nonprofit organizations instead of with them. This line of research explores the ways in which technologies have been (or could be) designed or used to support collective action in partnership with nonprofit organizations so that we can take advantage of the best of both worlds: collective action and organizations.
Selected Relevant Publications:
Tanaka, K.G. & Voida, A. (2016). Legitimacy work: Invisible work in philanthropic crowdfunding. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, CA, May 7–12. New York: ACM Press, pp. 4550-4561.
Porter, E., Bopp, C., Gerber, E. & Voida, A. (2017). Reappropriating hackathons: The production work of the CHI4Good Day of Service. To appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Denver, CO, May 6–11. New York: ACM Press.