This article is a response to scholars calling for conceptualizing local values of data justice. Such values are grounded in the ways local communities utilize and understand data that has been created for their use. To elicit these values, I organized 11 data literacy workshops with community leaders in Atlanta's Historic Westside neighborhoods. Analyzing the qualitative data I gathered from these workshops using Grounded Theory (GT) allowed me to identify three values of data justice that were prioritized by community leaders. These include (i) Support the community's data infrastructure literacy, (ii) Empower the community through data, and (iii) Foster accountability through data. These local values and the methods I used to engage with the Westside can guide other researchers interested in creating civic data infrastructures with their communities.
|Title of host publication||PDC 2022 - Embracing Cosmologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Expanding Worlds of Participatory Design, Proceedings of the 17th Participatory Design Conference|
|Editors||Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Joyce Yee, Gronvall Erik, Raquel Noronha, Andrea Botero, Chiara Del Gaudio, Yoko Akama, Rachel Clarke, John Vines|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Aug 19 2022|
|Event||17th Participatory Design Conference - Embracing Cosmologies: Expanding Worlds of Participatory Design, PDC 2022 - Virtual, Online, United Kingdom|
Duration: Aug 19 2022 → Sep 1 2022
|Name||ACM International Conference Proceeding Series|
|Conference||17th Participatory Design Conference - Embracing Cosmologies: Expanding Worlds of Participatory Design, PDC 2022|
|Period||8/19/22 → 9/1/22|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
I would like to thank everyone from the Historic Westside community and the Historic Westside University Alliance who made this research possible. I would also like to thank Andrew Schrock, Ann Green, the anonymous reviewers, and staff at the ACM for their comments on previous drafts of this paper and for guiding me towards publication.
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- Civic data infrastructures
- data justice
- local values
- participatory design
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition