When Do Design Workshops Work (or Not)?

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Abstract / Description of output

This provocation invites reflection on the use of design workshops in research. We are concerned that often, design workshops don’t work; at least, not as their facilitators might have intended, or as effectively as they could do. In this short paper we draw from our own experiences of organizing and attending design workshops, to observe common challenges in using design workshops as a research tool. Though critical, we intend this paper to serve as a point of reflection for running more purposeful workshops, and being able to better articulate the research and design developed through them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 20 Companion
Subtitle of host publicationProvocations and WIPS: Design Research and Research Interventions
Place of PublicationACM Digital Library
VolumeDIS '20 Companion
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7987-8/20/07
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Design Workshops
  • RtD
  • Participation
  • Design Methods


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