Writing participatory design: a workshop on interpreting, accounting and novel forms of reporting

Ann Light, Lone Malmborg, Jörn Messeter, Eva Brandt, joachim halse, Per-Anders Hillgren

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This workshop asks participatory designers and researchers to consider how they write about their work and what role there is for novel approaches to expression, forms drawn from other disciplines, and open and playful texts. As we bring social science and humanities sensibilities to bear on designing with others; as we conduct experiments in infrastructuring and sociotechnical assemblages; as we ask what participation means in different contexts and types of futuring, can we find voice to match our innovations? How do reflexivity, positionality, autobiography and auto-ethnography fit into our reflections on designing? How far are we making our practice even as we write? Is the page a contemplative or collaborative space? Does the tyranny of the conference paper overwrite everything? Join us for this day of reading, writing and discussion about how we tell the stories that matter most to us.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date15 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016
EventParticipatory Design Conference: Participatory Design in an Era of Participation - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 201619 Aug 2016
Conference number: 14


ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference
LocationAarhus University
Internet address


  • auto-ethnography
  • autobiography
  • expression
  • infrastructuring
  • narrative
  • participatory


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