Taking Design Games Seriously

Re-connecting Situated Power Relations of People and Materials

Mette Agger Eriksen, Eva Brandt, Tuuli Mattelmäki, Kirsikka Vaajakallio

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Resumé

Using design games at Participatory Design (PD) events is well acknowledged as a fruitful way of staging participation. As PD researchers, we have many such experiences, and we have argued that design games connect participants and promote equalizing power relations. However, in this paper, we will (self) critically re-connect and reflect on how people (humans) and materials (non-humans) continually participate and intertwine in various power relations in
design game situations. The analysis is of detailed situated actions with one of our recent games, UrbanTransition. Core concepts mainly from Bruno Latour’s work on Actor-Network-Theory are applied. The aim is to take design games seriously by e.g. exploring how assemblages of humans and non-humans are intertwined in tacitly-but-tactically staging participation, and opening up for or hindering negotiations and decision-making, thus starting to relate research on various PD techniques and power issues more directly.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2014
Antal sider10
Udgivelses stedWindhoek, Namibia
ForlagACM
Publikationsdatookt. 2014
Sider101-110
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2014
BegivenhedParticipatory Design Conference 2014 - Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Varighed: 6 okt. 201410 okt. 2014

Konference

KonferenceParticipatory Design Conference 2014
LokationPolytechnic of Namibia
LandNamibia
ByWindhoek
Periode06/10/201410/10/2014

Emneord

  • Design Games
  • Actor-Network-Theory
  • Participation
  • Situated power relations of humans and non-humans
  • participatory design
  • co-analysis

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

Citer dette

Eriksen, M. A., Brandt, E., Mattelmäki, T., & Vaajakallio, K. (2014). Taking Design Games Seriously: Re-connecting Situated Power Relations of People and Materials. I Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2014 (s. 101-110). Windhoek, Namibia: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2661435.2661447
Eriksen, Mette Agger ; Brandt, Eva ; Mattelmäki, Tuuli ; Vaajakallio, Kirsikka. / Taking Design Games Seriously : Re-connecting Situated Power Relations of People and Materials. Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2014. Windhoek, Namibia : ACM, 2014. s. 101-110
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Taking Design Games Seriously : Re-connecting Situated Power Relations of People and Materials. / Eriksen, Mette Agger; Brandt, Eva; Mattelmäki, Tuuli; Vaajakallio, Kirsikka.

Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2014. Windhoek, Namibia : ACM, 2014. s. 101-110.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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Eriksen MA, Brandt E, Mattelmäki T, Vaajakallio K. Taking Design Games Seriously: Re-connecting Situated Power Relations of People and Materials. I Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2014. Windhoek, Namibia: ACM. 2014. s. 101-110 https://doi.org/10.1145/2661435.2661447