Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design

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

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Abstract / Description of output

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
Subtitle of host publication17th 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
VolumeLNCS 11749
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-29390-1
ISBN (Print)78-3-030-29389-5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019
Event17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Sept 20196 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
VolumeLNCS 11749
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2019
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Participatory Design
  • PD
  • co-design
  • marginalised
  • disempowered
  • fringe
  • methodology
  • Best Practice
  • reflection


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