Participation is of high relevance to the CHI Design community. Participatory work has been performed with very different intentions: to democratize the design process; to better inform the design of new systems; to engage the public in the construction of their own futures; or simply to appease funding commitments. Whilst this increased attention has lead to a large amount of methodological innovation, very little effort has been spent reflecting on when and why certain participatory approaches should, or should not be, used. This SIG will bring together an invited panel of experts who have explored participation to vary degrees within their past work. The aim of this SIG is to provide an opportunity for discussion and reflection on how and why participative methods are used in HCI research and practice.
Proceedings of Chi, 5.-10. May, Austin, Tx, Usa, 2012