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Whose Participation? Whose Knowledge?
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2006 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we discuss two Participatory Design (PD) projects, one in Tanzania-Zanzibar and the other one in Sweden. In both countries the design process was done through the analysis of work practices involving both designers and users. The discussion focuses on a number of factors such as location, time and scene. We also ask how different projects can be that it is still possible to talk about PD as an overall participation and design approach. If PD is not a singular, definite, closed and fixed approach on the explicit layers, so how do these projects relate to each other when focusing on methods embracing the ambiguities of participation? The paper ends with a discussion of differences and similarities considering participation in the projects.

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Trento: ACM Press New York, NY, USA , 2006.
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Participation, work practices, methods, Tanzania-Zanzibar, Sweden, ambiguity, differences.
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9058Local ID: 1-59593-460-XOAI: diva2:836834
Participatory Design
Participatory Design Proceedings of the ninth conference on Participatory design: Expanding boundaries in design - Volume 1. ISBN:1-59593-460-X. from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-08-13 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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