Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design

Jessica Korte, Aurora Constantin*, Cristina Adriana Alexandru, Jerry Alan Fails, Eva Eriksson, Judith Good, Helen Pain, Juan Pablo Hourcade, Franca Garzotto, Annalu Waller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Participatory Design (PD) is a design approach which aims to support users to contribute as partners throughout the entire design process of a product or service intended for their use. PD researchers are interested in employing and/or developing methods and techniques that maximise users’ contributions. By accommodating specific populations, PD proved to offer unique benefits when designing technology for “fringe” groups. However, a lack of understanding of the appropriateness of existing approaches across groups and contexts presents a challenge for the PD community. This workshop will encourage discussion around this challenge. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange and reflect on their experiences with using PD with “fringe” groups. Moreover, we aim to identify, synthesise and collate PD best practices across contexts and participant groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 : 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Paphos, Cyprus, September 2–6, 2019, Proceedings, Part IV
EditorsDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Number of pages7
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9783030293895
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2019 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Sept 20196 Sept 2019


Conference17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2019
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume11749 LNCS


  • Best practice
  • Co-design
  • Disempowered
  • Fringe
  • Marginalised
  • Methodology
  • Participatory Design
  • PD
  • Reflection
  • CCTD


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