Methods: Organizing Principles and General Guidelines for Participatory Design Projects

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  • Tone Bratteteig, Oslo Universitet, Norway
  • Keld Bødker, Institut for Kommunikation, Virksomhed og Informationsteknologier, Roskilde Universitet, Denmark
  • Yvonne Dittrich, Software and Systems, Denmark
  • Preben Holst Mogensen, Denmark
  • Jesper Simonsen, Brugerdreven IT Innovation, Roskilde Universitet, Denmark
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge International Handbook of Participatory Design
EditorsJesper Simonsen, Toni Robertson
Number of pages18
PublisherRoutledge
Publication year2012
Pages117-144
Chapter6
ISBN (print)978-0-415-69440-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Description of the book: Participatory design is about the direct involvement of people in the co-design of the technologies they use. Its central concern is how collaborative design processes can be driven by the participation of the people affected by the technology designed. Embracing a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies, tools, environments, businesses, and social institutions more responsive to human needs, the International Handbook of Participatory Design is a state-of-the-art reference handbook for the subject.
The Handbook brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of highly recognized and experienced experts to present an authoritative overview of the field and its history and discuss contributions and challenges of the pivotal issues in participatory design, including heritage, ethics, ethnography, methods, tools and techniques and community involvement. The book also highlights three large-scale case studies which show how participatory design has been used to bring about outstanding changes in different organizations.

The book shows why participatory design is an important, highly relevant and rewarding area for research and practice. It will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers, scholars and professionals in participatory design.

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