The "Practical Design for Social Action" project's goal is to develop and extend the capability of social action organisations to creatively design new practices by appropriating and adapting Internet Communication Technologies. PRADSA is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of its Designing for the 21st Century programme.
There are three strands to the project, of which the workshop series is one. The other two are: - To develop a new understanding of designing in social action settings, grounded in detailed contextual studies of design in practice. - To create a collection of practical resources to support the work of practitioners (and others) including workshop materials and easy-to-use (open-source) on-line community communications systems.