Scaling up participatory design

Cozza, M. and De angeli, A. (2015) Scaling up participatory design. In: 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 9 June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Abstract

In this paper we elaborate on the scalability of Participatory Design (PD) with a special attention towards engagement. We ground our reasoning on the concepts of scaffolding and infrastructuring as instruments for engaging large groups of heterogeneous participants. Scalability is defined with reference to both the number of people and the space for active participation. We suggest that socio-technical scaffolding is needed to enable the infrastructuring process. Scaffolding and infrastructuring, meant as consecutive phases of design, can enact and support the scaling up of engagement.

Keywords:Scaffolds, Scalability, Systems engineering, Engagement, Infrastructuring, Large groups, Number of peoples, Participatory design, Scaffolding, Scaling-up, Sociotechnical, Information systems
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:25469
Deposited On:14 Aug 2017 09:57

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