Co-crediting in an Age of Participation

Sune Gudiksen, Thessa Jensen


Participation in creative productions increases in complexity with the accessibility of digital technologies and forums, and the acceleration of these into many types. Using Norbert Elias’ theories on power figurations as a starting point and supply with Fuchs' theories on power in participatory culture, we investigate the challenges and possibilities of co-crediting in participatory design. To do so, we examine three case examples to search for different perspectives in understanding the power structure seemingly inherent in these creative productions. Through a brief historical outline and the analysis of three creative production cases from different participatory fields, the authors provide an initial understanding of co-crediting and its challenges for co-design and participatory design from a participatory culture viewpoint.

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