Invited SIG - Participation and HCI: Why Involve People in Design?

John Vines, Rachel Clarke, Tuck Leong, John McCarthy, Ole Sejer Iversen, Peter Wright, Patrick Olivier

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Participation is of high relevance to the CHI Design community. Participatory work has been performed with very different intentions: to democratize the design process; to better inform the design of new systems; to engage the public in the construction of their own futures; or simply to appease funding commitments. Whilst this increased attention has lead to a large amount of methodological innovation, very little effort has been spent reflecting on why various participatory approaches should, or should not be, used and how we can assess their impacts on the design process and products. This invited SIG will bring together invited experts who have explored participation to different degrees within their past work to provoke group and plenary audience discussion. The aim of this SIG is to provide an opportunity for discussion and reflection on how and why participative methods are used in HCI research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450310161
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2012
Event2012 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Austin, United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012

Publication series

NameCHI EA '12
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery


Conference2012 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • participation
  • user study methods
  • design
  • invited


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