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The Pocket Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington

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061 Participatory Design

A human-centered approach advocating codesign engagement with users and stakeholders

• Participatory design has its roots in Scandinavia in the 1970s, where computer professionals worked with unions to integrate new technology into the workplace.

• Participatory design encompasses several methods, unified by face-to-face contact in activity-based codesign engagements.

• Methods include cultural probes, diary studies, photo studies, collage, flexible modeling, role-playing, creative tool kits, and design workshops.

• Participatory design respects the creative insight of participants to inspire and help guide the design process and to respond to design outcomes.

• A framework of participatory design describes the form ...

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