Empowering people with impairments: How participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts

Jelle van Dijk, Niels Hendriks, Christopher Frauenberger, Fenne Verhoeven, Karin Slegers, Eva Brandt, Rita Maldonado Branco

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Abstract

Participatory Design has developed methods that empower people with impairments to actively take part in the design process. Many designed artifacts for this target group likewise aim to empower their users in daily life. In this workshop, we share and relate best practices of both empowering methods and empowering designs. Participants are therefore invited to bring along cases of designing for- and with people with sensory-, cognitive- or social impairments. Our workshop consists of three parts: (1) Foregrounding empowering elements in PD methods using method stories, containing the backstory of a method put into practice; (2) Reflecting on technological artifacts, exploring the empowering qualities of person-artifact-context interaction; (3) constructing a critical synopsis of the various relationships between empowering products and - methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '16
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages121-122
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4136-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016
Event14th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2016 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 201619 Aug 2016
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2016
Abbreviated titlePDC
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period15/08/1619/08/16

Keywords

  • Artifact
  • Assistive technology
  • Empowerment
  • Impairment
  • Method stories
  • Participatory methods
  • Product design

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van Dijk, J., Hendriks, N., Frauenberger, C., Verhoeven, F., Slegers, K., Brandt, E., & Branco, R. M. (2016). Empowering people with impairments: How participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts. In PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops (Vol. 2, pp. 121-122). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2948076.2948101
van Dijk, Jelle ; Hendriks, Niels ; Frauenberger, Christopher ; Verhoeven, Fenne ; Slegers, Karin ; Brandt, Eva ; Branco, Rita Maldonado. / Empowering people with impairments : How participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts. PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops. Vol. 2 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016. pp. 121-122
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Empowering people with impairments : How participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts. / van Dijk, Jelle ; Hendriks, Niels; Frauenberger, Christopher; Verhoeven, Fenne; Slegers, Karin; Brandt, Eva; Branco, Rita Maldonado.

PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops. Vol. 2 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016. p. 121-122.

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van Dijk J, Hendriks N, Frauenberger C, Verhoeven F, Slegers K, Brandt E et al. Empowering people with impairments: How participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts. In PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops. Vol. 2. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2016. p. 121-122 https://doi.org/10.1145/2948076.2948101