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Title:Learning Design from Emergent Co-Design: Observed Practices and Future Directions
Author(s):Floyd, Ingbert R.; Twidale, Michael B.
Subject(s):Participatory design
patchwork prototyping
open-source software
emergent design
intentional design
Abstract:In everyday work environments, systems for work evolve constantly in response to changing environments, the need to overcome technical and social obstacles, or out of the desire by individuals to try something new or satisfy their curiosity. This proposal briefly reviews some emergent design activities, namely patchwork prototyping and a recent trend in academic computing for adopting and modifying open-source software. On the basis of this past work, the authors provide suggestions for future research on how design activity by both professional and amateur designers can be studied to inform both the design of systems to support co-design, and to learn better about how to do intentional design.
Issue Date:2008
Citation Info:Floyd, Ingbert R.; Twidale, Michael B. (2008). Learning Design from Emergent Co-Design: Observed Practices and Future Directions. Presented at Designed for Co-designers workshop at the Participatory Design Conference 2008 (PDC 2008).
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-03-30

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