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Participatory Design : Principles and Practices - Douglas Schuler

Participatory Design

Principles and Practices

By: Douglas Schuler (Editor), Aki Namioka (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1993
ISBN: 9780805809510
Number Of Pages: 334

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The voices in this collection are primarily those of researchers and developers concerned with bringing knowledge of technological possibilities to bear on informed and effective system design. Their efforts are distinguished from many previous writings on system development by their central and abiding reliance on direct and continuous interaction with those who are the ultimate arbiters of system adequacy; namely, those who will use the technology in their everyday lives and work. A key issue throughout is the question of who does what to whom: whose interests are at stake, who initiates action and for what reason, who defines the problem and who decides that there is one.
The papers presented follow in the footsteps of a small but growing international community of scholars and practitioners of participatory systems design. Many of the original European perspectives are represented here as well as some new and distinctively American approaches. The collection is characterized by a rich and diverse set of perspectives and experiences that, despite their differences, share a distinctive spirit and direction -- a more humane, creative, and effective relationship between those involved in technology's design and use, and between technology and the human activities that motivate the technology.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
IContextp. 1
The Hazards of Leaving Out The Usersp. 3
Workers, Unions, And New Technologyp. 13
A Design of One's Own Towards Participatory Design In the United Statesp. 27
Referencesp. 36
Principles and Issuesp. 39
Scandinavian Design: On Participation and Skillp. 41
Referencesp. 75
Achieving Cooperative System Design: Shifting from AProduct to a Process Focusp. 79
Referencesp. 96
Obstacles to Participatory Design in Large Product Development Organizationsp. 99
Referencesp. 118
Approaches To Participatory Designp. 121
Ethnographic Field Methods And Their Relation to Designp. 123
Referencesp. 152
Referencesp. 153
Cooperative Design Techniques and Experiences From the Scandinavian Scenep. 157
Acknowledgementsp. 173
Acknowledgementsp. 174
Contextual Inquiry: AParticipatory Technique For System Designp. 177
Referencesp. 209
Pictive: Democratizing The Dynamics of the Design Sessionp. 211
Acknowledgementsp. 231
Referencesp. 231
Referencesp. 235
Referencesp. 236
Reciprocal Evolution as AStrategy for Integrating Basic Research, Design, and Studies Of Work Practicep. 251
Referencesp. 252
Acknowledgementsp. 252
Case Studiesp. 255
The Participation of Users In Systems Design: an Account Of the Origin, Evolution, And Use of the Ethics Methodp. 257
Referencesp. 270
Principles in Practice Two Cases of Situated Participatory Designp. 271
Acknowledgementsp. 286
Acknowledgementsp. 287
Small Changes: Starting AParticipatory Design Process By Giving Participants a Voicep. 289
Referencesp. 297
Computer Professionals For Social Responsibilityp. 299
Author Indexp. 303
Subject Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780805809510
ISBN-10: 0805809511
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st March 1993
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 14.99  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1