PARTICIPATE: Capturing Knowledge in Public Library Activities
Paper i proceeding, 2018

We present PARTICIPATE, a technology probe exploring how to strengthen the connection between activities taking placeat 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 en-gage participants in co-creating knowledge, and enable libraries to integrate activities with library collections.




participatory design.



Carla Gröschel

Universität Konstanz

Peter Dalsgaard

Aarhus Universitet

Clemens Klokmose

Aarhus Universitet

Henrik Korsgaard

Aarhus Universitet

Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign (Chalmers)

Raphaëlle Bats


Aurélien Tabard

Université de Lyon

Alix Ducros

Université de Lyon

Sofia Serholt

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign (Chalmers)

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Montreal, Canada,


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