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Participatory Design 5x5 presentation

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Participatory Design 5x5 presentation

  1. 1. Participatory Design Brendan Behrmann KMD1001 5x5 Presentation
  2. 2. Participatory Design Principles• Attempts to involve the “users” throughout the design development process• Direct involvement in the innovation stage• Aid in evaluation during the development stage• Not a specific design style, focus on the process and who is involved• Grew out of work done by Scandinavian labor unions• Used in a wide variety of fields
  3. 3. Sander’s MapSanders, Liz. "An Evolving Map of Design Practice and Design Research." Interactions 15.6(2008): 13-17.
  4. 4. Criticisms• Removes designer from the process• Discounts ‘expert’ views and advice in favor of the ultimate users• Do we really know our users?• Should everyday people be involved in design?• Danger of focusing too much on the user’s needs and not enough on the design
  5. 5. Examples of Participatory Methods• Extremes and Mainstreams• Storytelling & Extracting Key Insights• Empathic Design

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