INTEGRATION OF END-USER NEEDS INTO BUILDING DESIGN PROJECTS: USE OF BOUNDARY OBJECTS TO OVERCOME PARTICIPATORY DESIGN CHALLENGES
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco CantaMESsa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni
Author: Latortue, Xavier (1,2,4); Minel, Stéphanie (1); Pompidou, Stéphane (2,4); Perry, Nicolas (3,4)
Institution: 1: ESTIA-Recherche, France; 2: Univ. de Bordeaux, France; 3: Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France; 4: I2M, France
Section: User-Centred Design, Design of Socio-Technical Systems
Participatory design is perceived as a way of improvement in both manufactured and building design. Nonetheless high level of user involvement has its limits. Part of the difficulties of the participatory design is due to the tacit nature of conventions that are shared between professionals. Boundary objects are described as an interesting tool to bridge those boundaries and should be investigated in the context of participatory design in building projects.