What do we mean by dialogue? Certainly it is more than conscious speaking and attentive listening in a group. Indeed, when participating in a real dialogue we recognize and understand the depth and value of the experience, but may find it impossible to call it up on demand. We know dialogue is much more than method, and does not lend itself to methodological practices. But perhaps it can play a more meaningful role in design practice, in particular for design situations where stakeholders must have a voice in and play an active role in the deployment of designed solutions.