Unfolding Participation. What do we mean by participation – conceptually and in practice

Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Kim Halskov, Liesbeth Huybrechts, John Vines, Eva Eriksson, Helena Karasti

Abstract


The aim of the Unfolding Participation workshop is to outline an agenda for the next 10 years of participatory design (PD) and participatory human computer interaction (HCI) research. We will do that through a double strategy: 1) by critically interrogating the concept of participation (unfolding the concept itself), while at the same time, 2) reflecting on the way that participation unfolds across different participatory configurations. We invite researchers and practitioners from PD and HCI and fields in which information technology mediated participation is embedded (e.g. in political studies, urban planning, participatory arts, business, science and technology studies) to bring a plurality of perspectives and expertise related to participation. 


Keywords


Participation; participatory design; design events; information technology; IT-mediated participation; democracy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/aahcc.v1i1.21324

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