Participation - Basic concepts and research challenges

Susanne Bødker*, Kim Halskov

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Nearly four decades ago, Participatory Design emerged as an area of research with a strong focus on the political dimension, emphasizing people's democratic rights to influence their own working conditions. During recent years the context of use for information technology has spreads from the workplace to our homes, urban settings, rural areas, art, culture and almost all aspect of everyday life. The goal of this workshop is to shed light on the basic concept of 'participation' in relation to other core concepts (such as democracy, emancipation and power) in order to address the challenges in the new domains. At a more general level, the goal of the workshop is to identify some of urgent research question the PD community is facing today and in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC 2012, Embracing New Territories of Participation - Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference
Number of pages2
Publication date6 Sept 2012
ISBN (Print)9781450312967
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2012
Event12th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2012 - Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 12 Aug 201216 Aug 2012


Conference12th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2012
SponsorCSC Scandihealth, Region Zealand, Aarhus University (PIT and CAVI), Roskilde University


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