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Program Theory for Participatory Design

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How does participatory design work and what are the links between investments in terms of time, people and skills, the processes and the resulting effects? This paper explores program theory as a way for Participatory Design (PD) to investigate and evaluate these issues. Program theory comes out of the evaluation field, and is a way to make explicit the assumptions of how programs and projects are supposed to produce results by detailing the elements and causal links between them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Participatory Design Conference, 2018, Genk Belgium
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year20 Aug 2018
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-5574-2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2018

    Research areas

  • Evaluation, Participatory design, Program theory, CCTD

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