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Introduction to Participatory Pattern Workshops

  1. 1. Singapore, Sept. 2009 Participatory Pattern Workshops
  2. 2. the critical resource is not the capacity to produce, but the knowledge to do it right. Problem: The Design Divide the gap between those who have the expertise to develop high-quality tools and resources and those who don’t (Mor & Winters, 2008*)‏
  3. 3. Solution... (in architecture)
  4. 4. Participatory Methodology for Practical Design Patterns <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceleration -> need for effective protocols for sharing of design knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary communities of practitioners engaged in collaborative reflection on a common theme of their practice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blended setting : co-located meetings + on-line collaborative authoring system. </li></ul></ul>Son, this was my dad's mobile. I want you to have it.
  5. 5. Where are we?
  6. 6. Collaborative reflection workshop Facilitate on-going design-level conversation between designers and practitioners involved in diverse aspects of the problem domain. Open, trusting and convivial. And at the same time Critical, focused and output-directed.
  7. 7. Collaborative reflection workshop
  8. 8. Case Stories Workshop Engender collaborative reflection among practitioners by a structured process of sharing stories of successful practice.
  9. 9. Pattern Mining Workshop Shift from anecdotes to transferable design knowledge by identifying commonalities across case stories, and capturing them in a semi-structured form.
  10. 10. Future Scenarios Workshop Validate design patterns by applying them to novel real problems in real contexts.
  11. 11. Three Hats <ul><li>Inexperienced story writers may: </li></ul><ul><li>Feel too insecure or uncertain. </li></ul><ul><li>Drift into preaching or promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Take their setting for granted. </li></ul><ul><li>Gloss over inconvenient details. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel constrained by their audience. </li></ul>
  12. 12. the cycle of design research
  13. 13. the cycle of design research
  14. 14. Thank you The pattern language network project: The learning patterns project: This presentation: Yishay Mor twitter: @yishaym Niall Winters twitter: @nwin