This paper builds on the dimensions of ambiguity, as stated in the article by Gaver et al. It proposes to transfer the phenomenon of ambiguity to the domains of Social and Public Design, which are not only in need of generating attention in public spaces but also in funnelling long-term interest to deploy citizen participation. This paper discusses the categories of ambiguity on a theoretical level and adds relevant Research-Through-Design case studies that examine design knowledge in practice.
Jennifer L. Schubert. 2019. Ambiguity as a Means for triggering Civic Participation. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 e (HTTF 2019), November 19–20, 2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363484