Teaching participatory design: A participatory approach

Vincenzo D'Andrea*, Maurizio Teli

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Abstract

In this paper we describe our experience in teaching Participatory Design during a period of student activism. The paper begins with an introduction to the general contexts, characterised by widespread university budget cuts and student activism, and our positioning as course instructors. Drawing upon different conceptualisations of participation, from innovation to motivation, we describe and analyse our experience in teaching a course as it was a Participatory Design project, discussing with students not only some side elements but the whole course details and structure. In conclusions, we show under which conditions this approach is able to re-frame the power balance between teachers and students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '10 Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date29 Nov 2010
Pages223-226
ISBN (Print)9781450301312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 20103 Dec 2010

Conference

Conference11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period29/11/201003/12/2010
SponsorThe UTS Human Centred Technology Design Research Strength, Roskilde Univ., Dep. Commun., Bus. Inf. Technol., University of Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and IT, CHISIG, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, Digital Eskimo, Zumio

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Methods
  • Participatory design
  • Power
  • Teaching

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D'Andrea, V., & Teli, M. (2010). Teaching participatory design: A participatory approach. In PDC '10 Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (pp. 223-226). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1900441.1900486