Participatory Design Wiki:Call for Participation

  • Sunir Shah
  • Andrew Clement

Abstract

This paper announces a new wiki for participatory design (http://meatballsociety.org/cgi-bin/design). A growing discipline like participatory and cooperative design faces the problem of information management within the discipline. Good information management stabilizes knowledge, speeds research, lowers the barrier to entry for new researchers, increases the exposure of existing researchers, and attracts new researchers to the discipline. Previous attempts to create information resources within the participatory design discipline and the larger HCI discipline face the significant structural challenge of being individual projects, which hampers their growth and stability. Collectively held and collaboratively built information resources like the remarkable Wikipedia point the way to a new model that can lead to sustainable organization of this discipline's collective knowledge. We ask in this paper for your participation on this new participatory design wiki.
Published
2006-01-01
Section
The Wiki-PD Project