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Creating Participatory Design Tools: A Didactic Experience

Creating Participatory Design Tools: A Didactic Experience

Year: 2011

Section: Design Training and Education

Editor: Chakrabarti, A.

Author: Canina, Marita; Coccioni, Elisabetta

Section: Design Training and Education

Pages: 853-861

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe the didactic experimentation conducted on the involvement of the user in the design process at the Politecnico of Milan during the Final Synthesis Design Studio course and to document the interesting results of this experience. For students it is strategically important to understand the scenarios of the corporate reality they are about to fit in. The didactic choice requires the introduction of tools created and adopted by important design studios and research groups as well as practical experimentation through short exercises of the simplest approaches. The classroom workshop allowed the students to build up their own work instruments: a set of tools meant to support and stimulate the brainstorm phase. The material assembled during the experimentation was devoted to knowledge elicitation and creativity techniques. The achieved results have very interesting implications for both education and training

Keywords: Design education, didactic experimentation, collaborative tools

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Design is ubiquitous; it pervades almost all spheres of life, and has been around as long as life has taken up the task of purposefully changing the world around it. Research in design and the emergence of a research community in this area has been relatively new, its development influenced by the multiple facets of design (human, artefact, process, organisation, and the micro- and macro economy by which design is shaped) and the associated diversification of the community into those focusing on...

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