Interview: Technology for Citizen Participation, with Per Linde

Per Linde, interaction design researcher affiliated with Medea, was recently interviewed by the organizers of Smart City Exhibition 2012, where he will also be one of the speakers. Here’s an excerpt of that interview: “For me it is important to not have a totally technology centered perspective on ‘smartness'”.

Agonistic participatory design: working with marginalised social movements

This article is currently not available for open access. If you’re behind the subscription firewalls of academe, download it here.

Item record on MUEP: http://muep.mah.se/handle/2043/14331

Björgvinsson, E; Ehn, P & Hillgren, P-A. (2012). Agonistic participatory design: working with marginalised social movements. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, 8:2-3, 127-144.

ABSTRACT – Participatory design (PD) has become increasingly engaged in public spheres and everyday life and is no longer solely concerned with the workplace. This is not only a shift from work-oriented productive activities to leisure and pleasurable engagements, but also a new milieu for production and ‘innovation’. What ‘democratic innovation’ entails is often currently defined by management and innovation research, which claims that innovation has been democratised through easy access to production tools and lead-users as the new experts driving innovation.

Call for Submissions: Making Futures – Challenging Innovation (PDC workshop, Aug 13, Roskilde)

In this workshop, we will challenge the logic of innovation by exploring the potential of participatory design cases that demonstrate a repertoire of differently situated practices of ‘future-making’; futures made locally, in heterogeneous communities, and with marginalised publics. The workshop will focus on map-making and storytelling to form landscapes of multiple futures.

Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design and Democracy

[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] Making Futures is a book that is in the making; a collected edition of stories written by people that for many years have been working with and thinking about innovation, design and democracy. By sharing alternative stories about what design and innovation can be, we hope to provide a richer, and more profound image of what innovation constitute which in the longer run may contribute to a more sustainable future-making.

Participatory Design and ‘Democratizing Innovation’

[PUBLICATION] Participatory design has become increasingly engaged in public spheres and everyday life and is no longer solely concerned with the workplace. This is not only a shift from work oriented productive activities to leisure and pleasurable engagements, but also