What can Design Laboratories do?

Thomas Binder, Lone Malmborg, Per-Anders Hillgren, Jörn Messeter, Yanki Lee, Mamello Thinyane

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The distinction between design and use is getting blurred in several ways as products and services increasingly are co-created in use, and use and users proliferate and diversify. This has led to a growing interest in staging what we here will call design laboratories that both involve future users in codesign and incubate emergent everyday practices of design in use. In this panel that brings together researchers from some of the environments that most vigorously has pursued this line of inquiry we will ask what it is that constitutes a successful design laboratory and what we can expect design laboratories to accomplish in a world of diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2 Sept 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2013
Event14th International Conference on INTERACT: designing for diversity - Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sept 20136 Sept 2013
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on INTERACT
LocationCape Town
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Internet address


  • Co-design
  • Participation
  • Living labs
  • Community
  • Open innovation


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