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Participatory Design: Histories and overviews
Many have written histories and overviews of the Participatory Design approach usually starting from socio-technical design and the collective resource approach in Scandinavia in the 60s and 70s. Most of these are unfortunately not accessible on the web. Here are a few that are:
- David Levinger's history of PD for the PDC'98 conference
- Includes a discussion of the Collective Resource Approach and quotes from a paper by Gro Bjerknes and Tone Bratteteig.
- Overview of Participatory Design from the University of Toronto
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- Pelle Ehn's book chapter on the Scandinavian roots of PD as well as the philosophy and practice of skills-based participatory design
- Ehn, P. (1992). Scandinavian Design: On Participation and Skill. In P. S. Adler and T. A. Winograd (Eds.), Usability: Turning technologies into tools (pp. 96-132). New York: Oxford University Press.
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