Recommoning Patterns Cards

These patterns cards create a unique understanding of self-directed stewardship rules that may emerge from dilemma negotiations. They may serve as method cards, or even as prompts as pathways to insight with no predetermined outcomes. (in BETA) 

Recommoner is a platform with a set of tools, resources, and spaces for sharing narratives and discussing about tenancy.


EDIGS – Rental Search Tool (project with CMU HCII)

The research into Edigs was established to understand the relationship between individual landlords and tenants, as well as with property managers of multiple stand-alone rentals, and with participating members of the community within which the rentals are situated. The Edigs research excluded, for practical reasons relating to matters of scale, large scale institutional and governmental rental agreements such as those with large city-run Housing Authorities and community development corporations. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (the location of the research) is a market with multiple rental arrangements that fit the research criteria. This density of people who fall within rental demographics pose significant challenges for even prospective tenants with relative experience and knowledge of a neighborhood with getting and contributing the right information that will not only improve their search process but the overall market. This stands in contrast to other service sectors, such as the restaurant business, that rely purely on rating platforms like to allow potential clients to share or read reviews, menus, in order to make better selections.

The intended contribution of the EDIGS project was to fill the information gap between these respective stakeholders by providing relevant actionable information that would help inform better individual decision.