Spray-On Socks: Ethics, Agency, and the Design of Product-Service Systems

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Abstract: Participatory design is a major orienting position in contemporary debates about design methods. In my own areas of research -- human-computer interaction and computer- supported co-operative work, it has transformed thinking about the role of users in the software development process. However, participatory design refers to a high-level feature of design methods that can be implemented in myriad ways. It is not a single and integral design method. In this paper, I discuss several dimensions of possible implementations of participatory design: domains of human activity — roles of stakeholders in a design, types of shared design representations, the scope and duration of participatory interactions, and the relationship of users to design activity with respect to changes in their knowledge and skill. I believe these dimensions

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  • design method
  • design process
  • design representation
  • human development

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