Values-led Participatory Design

Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, 2012, 8 (2-3), pp. 87 - 103
Issue Date:
2012-01
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The widespread use of participatory design (PD) has meant that different approaches and conceptualisations exist in this field today. In this article, it is argued that one fruitful approach is to rekindle a concern for values in design, focusing upon values as the engine that drives activities in PD. Drawing from the authors` own PD projects, this article shows how this can be accomplished: through designers enacting their appreciative judgement of values by engaging in a dynamic and dialogical process of cultivating the emergence of values, developing them and supporting their grounding.
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