Melehat Nil Gulari
Towards an evolutionary understanding on the success of participatory design.
Gulari, Melehat Nil; Börü, Asl; Malins, Julian
The notion of `participation, and the democratization of design' is not just a movement for social innovation but it is also a powerful methodology for the innovation of products and services. However, the complicated nature of participatory design may result in the failure of projects. The concept of participatory design is similar to climb mount improbable. Mount improbable is the metaphor developed by Dawkins to support Darwins Theory of Natural Selection . He uses the term mount improbable to explain the development of natural objects or events, and how unlikely it is that these natural phenomena are simply a result of coincidence. The concept of climbing mount improbable could be devised to understand the innovation process in participatory design. How do innovations evolve when using participatory methods? This paper examines the user involvement in participatory design with evolutionary understanding of success of products selection phenomenon either natural or artificial, which is explored through the perspective of design.
GULARI, M.N., BORU, A. and MALINS, J. 2011. Towards an evolutionary understanding on the success of participatory design. In Kovacevic, A., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Buck, L. and Hogarth, P. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2011), 8-9 September 2011, London, UK. Glasgow: Design Society [online], pages 721-726. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30969/Towards+an+Evolutionary+Understanding+on+the+Success+of+Participatory+Design
|Conference Name||13th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2011)|
|Start Date||Sep 8, 2011|
|End Date||Sep 9, 2011|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 30, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 30, 2011|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2011|
|Deposit Date||Nov 6, 2013|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 6, 2013|
|Keywords||Participatory design; User involvement; Evolutionary understanding|
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