ChatPub with Hackers & Designers

ChatPub with Hackers & Designers
Name ChatPub with Hackers & Designers
Location Amsterdam, Harare, Pittsburgh, Vienna
Date 2021/07/23-2021/07/24
Time [[]]
PeopleOrganisations Hackers & Designers
Type HDSA2021
Web Yes
Print No


ChatPub (or ChatterPub or ChattyPub) is a design tool in the making – leveraging a chat interface to apply styles and formats to the content of a publication. The workshop explored, in a practical manner how a process of co-designing a publication unfolds, specifically when several people are designing at the same time using a chat interface. During HDSA2021 we would like to open up the process of making this tool and explore together its possibilities and limitations. The workshop took place towards the end of the one-week workshop program. Thus, we were able to use some of the content created during the week, documentation, prototypes, as well as conversations we had altogether and asynchronously – to reflect on the week in this self-made ChatPub. Commands allow you to style the texts and images, but someone else can change their appearance again later! How will we negotiate these design decisions synchronously and asynchronously? The outcome could be a zine or posters or a webpage.

The workshop supported different technical skills.

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Photos by Zazie Stevens