PARTICIPATE: Capturing knowledge in public library activities
Paper in proceedings, 2018

We present PARTICIPATE, a technology probe exploring how to strengthen the connection between activities taking place at public libraries and their collections, both in the digital realm and in the physical space. Based on ethnographic studies and participatory design activities, we derive three core implications for place- and activity centric library services. These implications led us to design PARTICIPATE in collaboration with library staff from three European countries. The probe is a mean to investigate how place- and activity-centric digital services in the library space can engage participants in co-creating knowledge, and enable libraries to integrate activities with library collections.


Participatory design





Carla Groschel

University of Konstanz

Peter Dalsgård

Aarhus University

Clemens N. Klokmose

Aarhus University

Henrik Korsgaard

Aarhus University

Eva Eriksson

Aarhus University

Raphaëlle Bats


Aurélien Tabard

Université de Lyon

Alix Ducros

Université de Lyon

Sofia Serholt

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Vol. 2018-April LBW060

2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018
Montreal, Canada,

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Information Studies

Human Aspects of ICT



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