Max Krüger, Ana Duarte, Anne Weibert, Konstantin Aal, Reem Talhouk, Oussama Metatla
At its very core, participatory design (PD) is concerned with issues of power . Since PD's earliest applications, the aim has been to make voices heard and provide agency through participation in the design of technological artifacts, infrastructures, and processes. But participation does not happen by itself, and what participation means differs from time to time, place to place, and culture to culture. It needs to be actively constructed and adapted to the present conditions. To do this, PD practitioners must be mindful of the existing power relations not just between participants and the rest of the world, but…
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