Probes and Participation

Graham, Connor and Rouncefield, Mark (2008) Probes and Participation. In: PDC '08 Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Conference on Participatory Design 2008. ACM, New York, pp. 194-197. ISBN 978-0-9818561-0-0

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Abstract

This exploratory paper considers the relationship between methodological techniques and forms of user participation. Specifically our concern is to document the different kinds of participation that different sorts of ‘Probes’ - ‘Cultural Probes’, ‘Technology Probes’ etc - elicit, encourage and provoke. Analysis of the different kinds of participation invoked by Probes – imaginative, investigative, emotional, discursive, reactive, disruptive, reflective, and playful – may prove useful as heuristic devices guiding the selection and deployment of these methodological and design tools. Whilst there are further opportunities for new forms of participation through ‘Probing’, new concerns, challenges and risks have also emerged.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 41664
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2008 12:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 03:05
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41664

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