Participatory realisation?: PD in a complex, large-scale, and commercial context

Preben Holst Mogensen, Susanne Wollsen

Abstract


The main contribution of this paper is its attempt at formulating principles and insights pertaining to Participatory Design in realisation, and doing so within a large-scale, complex, and commercial context. It explores the concepts of Communities of Practice, Legitimate Peripheral Learning, and Boundary Objects both to unfold the activities in the project and to be used forward-looking as means to foster constructive workshops in settings with very heterogeneous groups. Furthermore, it emphasises the mutual learning taking place among and between the various practices, and provides concrete examples of ways to handle that the project is part of a larger and continuously changing context.

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