Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Disentangling Participation

Power and Decision-making in Participatory Design

Authors: Bratteteig, Tone, Wagner, Ina

  • The first in-depth, detailed analysis of issues of power and decision-making in Participatory Design, based on rich empirical material
  • Reviews and compares a wide range of theories from the social sciences and design communities, building a conceptual framework for understanding issues of power in collaborative contexts
  • Translates highly complex as well as contested concepts, such as power and decision-making, into a design context, making them available to researchers and designers for reflection and analysis
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About this book

Providing a critical view on user participation in design, disentangling decision making and power in design, this book uses fieldwork material from two large participatory design projects: one experimental in the field of urban planning, the other a product development project within health care. Addressing power issues in participatory design is critical to providing a realistic view of the possibilities and limitations of participation. Design is decision-making: during a design process a huge number of decisions taken before the designers end up with a design result - an artefact or system. All decisions are a choice between possibilities and selecting one of them and making it concrete as a change in an artefact is a demonstration of the capacity to transform, which is a key aspect of power. Participatory designers are committed to empowering users and facilitating a design process where users are able to take part in all types of decisions. This volume explores the challenges for practitioners of participatory design arising from this commitment by asking what participation really means: who should participate and in which parts of a design process; what does it mean to share power with users; how are decisions to be made in a participatory way and what is it that users participate in? The book provides a conceptual framework for understanding these issues as well as a fresh look at participation.

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06163-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38080-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disentangling Participation
Book Subtitle
Power and Decision-making in Participatory Design
Authors
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06163-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06163-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06162-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38080-3
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 118
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
Topics