I am currently writing my first book to be published in mid-2020 by Palgrave Macmillan. Here is a synopsis:
Faye Miller, PhD is a social change agent with over a decade of experience across the hidden, unconventional spaces in-between industries such as documentary making, journalism, social media, university research and education, and public policy. She works towards encouraging people’s understanding of transdisciplinary cultures and social-ecological systems, while nurturing, unifying and diversifying ways to impact for social change and innovation.
Producing Shared Understanding for Social and Digital Innovation is a guide for anyone who wants to be a social change agent regardless of their background. This book focuses on concepts grounded in empirical research, such as transdisciplinary resonance and informational waves. It also introduces innovative methods towards producing shared understanding, such as analyzing moments, paradoxes, dialogue, visuals and action for identifying a range of social innovation problems, insights and actions for social, environmental and digital sustainability.
Miller, F., Davis, K. & Partridge, H. (2019). Everyday life information experiences in Twitter: A grounded theory. Information Research, vol. 24, no. 2.
Introduction. This paper presents the findings from a project that investigated people’s everyday life information experiences on Twitter.
Method. The project employed constructivist grounded theory methodology, which emphasizes personal, subjective meaning-making or construction of reality. Eleven people from Boston, Massachusetts participated in the study. Each person participated in two in-depth interviews.
Analysis. The study used the methods of constant comparison to create codes and categories towards constructing a new substantive model of information experiences on Twitter in the context of everyday life.
Results. The substantive model constructed consists of twelve categories: being aware of audiences; making sense of uncertainty; being part of a community; conversing freely; observing the world; having instant sources; being humorous; documenting life moments; being dependent; self-regulating; broadening horizons; and valuing diverse voices.
Conclusion. A conceptual model of people’s everyday life experiences on Twitter was developed from an innovative information experience lens. The model can be used to inform research and design, and to lead to better digital, social and personal outcomes related to social media.
Media related to this project:
Ethical design is the answer to some of social media’s problems. Commissioned article for The Conversation, Global – January 2018.
The Social Media Paradox (feature length documentary in pre-production) Role: Executive Producer, Writer
Dialogue mapping as a tool for ethical technology design, Interview for Product Hacker Podcast 2019 (Apple Podcast), USA – Episode #10