Where are comprehensive resources for Participatory Design activities?

28 Jul 2010 - 11:51am
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Ben
2007

I recently have joined an active volunteer community where I could have ample access to stakeholders to gain insight into their challenges. I was interested in using activities from participatory design as a tool to focus the exploration, particularly those that have co-designers make or build in order to express their ideas rather than conversation that could devolve into a focus group.

Where can I find activities for participatory design?

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29 Jul 2010 - 3:58am
Penny
2008

hi ben

sounds like an exciting project.

Here are some start points:

These guys have started putting together an interesting resource - WIP http://goodparticipation.com/participatory-design-considerations/

Liz Sanders site (maketools.com) has a LOT of great papers, some with specific techniques in them. She has done huge amounts of work in the area of codesign, in particular methods that involve participants "making things" i.e. generative tools

Also look out for anything on context mapping (there is a connection Sanders work here but most of publications are out of Delft) There will be some useful publications/pointers on that here http://studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/ and here http://studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/sleeswijkvisser/publications  For example this paper on (pdf) context mapping

Also there is http://www.peopleandparticipation.net which is a resources site (though you seem to have to create an account now).

Also (pdf)  Inspiration Card workshops is a favourite (sorry another long paper but it's a great approach)

There lots out there, but hope that helps to start.

 

29 Jul 2010 - 10:06am
Sandra Kogan
2007

There's also MIchael Muller's chapter from the PD Handbook:

http://domino.research.ibm.com/cambridge/research.nsf/58bac2a2a6b05a1285256b30005b3953/56844f3de38f806285256aaf005a45ab/$FILE/muller%20Chapter%20v1-2.pdf

Sandra

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 6:04 AM, Penny Hagen <list@smallfire.co.nz> wrote:

hi ben

sounds like an exciting project.

Here are some start points:

These guys have started putting together an interesting resource - WIP http://goodparticipation.com/participatory-design-considerations/

Liz Sanders site (maketools.com) has a LOT of great papers, some with specific techniques in them. She has done huge amounts of work in the area of codesign, in particular methods that involve participants "making things" i.e. generative tools

Also look out for anything on context mapping (there is a connection Sanders work here but most of publications are out of Delft) There will be some useful publications/pointers on that here http://studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/ and here http://studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/sleeswijkvisser/publications  For example this paper on (pdf) context mapping [1]

Also there is http://www.peopleandparticipation.net which is a resources site (though you seem to have to create an account now).

Also (pdf)  Inspiration Card workshops [2] is a favourite
(sorry another long paper but it's a great approach)

There lots out there, but hope that helps to start.

 

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31 Jul 2010 - 6:42pm
dszuc
2005
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