Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design
Paper in proceedings, 2019

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.




Participatory Design




Best practice



Jessica Korte

University of Queensland

Aurora Constantin

University of Edinburgh

Cristina Adriana Alexandru

University of Edinburgh

Jerry Alan Fails

Boise State University

Eva Eriksson

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

Aarhus University

Judith Good

University of Sussex

Helen Pain

University of Edinburgh

Juan Pablo Hourcade

University of Iowa

Franca Garzotto

Polytechnic University of Milan

Annalu Waller

University of Dundee

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 11749 LNCS 747-753

17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2019
Paphos, Cyprus,

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Human Aspects of ICT

Information Systemes, Social aspects



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