While it is commonly claimed that users of participatory design projects reap benefits from their participation, little research exists that shows if this truly occurs in the real world. In this paper, we introduce the method and results of assessing the participants' perception of their personal benefits and the degree of participation in a large project in the healthcare field. Our research shows that a well-executed participatory design project can produce most of the benefits hypothesized in the literature but also highlights the challenges of assessing individual benefits and the PD process.
|Title of host publication||PDC '14 Proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Industry Cases, Workshop Descriptions, Doctoral Consortium papers, and Keynote abstracts - Volume 2|
|Editors||Heike Winschiers, Vincenzo D'Andrea, Ole Sejer Iversen|
|Place of Publication||Windhoeck, Namibia|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Oct 2014|
Garde, J. A., & van der Voort, M. C. (2014). Participants' view on personal gains and PD process. In H. Winschiers, V. D'Andrea, & O. S. Iversen (Eds.), PDC '14 Proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Industry Cases, Workshop Descriptions, Doctoral Consortium papers, and Keynote abstracts - Volume 2 (pp. 79-82). Windhoeck, Namibia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2662155.2662194