Participatory design and participatory development: a comparative review

DEARDEN, Andy and RIZVI, H. (2008). Participatory design and participatory development: a comparative review. In: PDC'08: Experiences and Challenges, Participatory Design Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, October 1-4, 2008.

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Abstract

This paper examines literature in the twin domains of participatory interactive systems design and participatory approaches to international development. As interactive systems are increasingly promoted as a possible means of achieving international development goals, designers generally agree that participatory design approaches should be applied. However, review of the literature reveals that these two different traditions have more complex relationships, and questions must be asked about: the aims of participation, the forms of participation that are being advocated, and the skills and strategies required of practitioners. The findings suggest that successful integration of participatory interactive systems design into development will require careful reflection on the nature of development and the approaches adopted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at PDC’08: Experiences and Challenges, Participatory Design Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, October 1-4, 2008
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 13:31
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29

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