Anticipation dialogue method in participatory design

Jari Laarni, Iina Aaltonen

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    In the design of complex information systems and social practices for different domains a balance between theory-driven and practice-driven approaches is at best developed in a collaborative communication process between designers, researchers, and other actors. The authors have developed the Anticipation Design Dialogue method within the context of participatory design, which is based on dialogic communication between different stakeholders. A dialogic relationship between them takes place in future workshops in which experiences of different stakeholders are integrated in a way that makes it possible to illustrate the situation from different perspectives. The workshop participants develop in small groups a vision of the future state in which the situation is imagined from the future perspective by considering which kind of problems they have at the moment and by which way the problems could be managed in the future. Secondly, reflective thinking is promoted by letting each group at the time present their ideas while others are listening. The authors have found that the development of mutual understanding between different stakeholders in these kinds of workshops is a complex process that needs time, and therefore, an iterative series of workshops is recommended.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEmerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface
    EditorsKatherine Blashki, Pedro Isaias
    PublisherIGI Global
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4666-4624-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4666-4623-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Publication series

    SeriesAdvances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology


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