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Marianne Graves Petersen

A Visit to the 'New Utopia': Revitalizing Democracy, Emancipation and Quality in Co-Operative Design

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  • Department of Computer Science
25 years ago co-operative design started out as a result of technological immersion in workplace settings. The cooperative design approach propagated how ideals as democracy, emancipation and quality were essential when designing technology for workplaces. Today, technology is spread into domestic and non-professional practices. Even though time has changed over the past 25 years, this paper argues for a revitalization of the 'Utopian' ideals when designing technology for everyday use. By addressing the original 'Utopian' ideals in the light of the new challenges for co-operative design, this paper voices the need for democracy, emancipation and quality when designing technology for non-professional use. The paper discusses the ideals in three current design projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series : Proceedings of the third Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction
Number of pages9
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2004
ISBN (print)1-58113-857-1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventThe third Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 23 Oct 200427 Oct 2004
Conference number: 3


ConferenceThe third Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

    Research areas

  • Co-operative design, democracy, emancipation, ideals, quality

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