Democratic design experiments: between parliament and laboratory

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For more than four decades participatory design has provided exemplars and concepts for understanding the democratic potential of design participation. Despite important impacts on design methodology participatory design has however been stuck in a marginal position as it has wrestled with what has been performed and accomplished in participatory practices. In this article we discuss how participatory design may be reinvigorated as a design research programme for democratic design experiments in the light of the de-centring of human-centredness and the foregrounding of collaborative representational practices offered by the ANT tradition in the tension between a parliament of things and a laboratory of circulating references.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCoDesign
Volume11
Issue number3-4
Pages (from-to)152-165
Number of pages14
ISSN1571-0882
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • participation
  • democracy
  • experiment
  • parliament
  • laboratory
  • thing

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Democratic design experiments: between parliament and laboratory. / Binder, Thomas; Brandt, Eva; Ehn, Pelle; Halse, Joachim.

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