‘Designerly’ analysis of participation structures

Jacob Buur, Marie Rosa Beuthel, Agnese Caglio


With the inclusion of not only users but stakeholders of many different kinds, design processes turn into complex collaborative challenges. Thus, improving design practices requires research into how people participate and contribute in social interaction. But research methods for understanding such activities tend to be highly analytical and hence difficult for design researchers to engage with, if results are meant to be actionable. Through a series of experiments we develop tangible support for a ‘designerly’ interaction analysis of one important aspect of collaborative design activities: the participatory structures.

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