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The practice level in participatory design rationale: studying practitioner moves and choices

Selvin, Albert M.; Buckingham Shum, Simon J. and Aakhus, Mark (2012). The practice level in participatory design rationale: studying practitioner moves and choices. In: Carroll, John M. ed. Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design. Human-Computer Interaction Series (20). London: Springer, pp. 287–325.

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Most research in design rationale focuses on specific tools, methods, models, or artifacts. There has been relatively little attention to the practice level of design rationale work: the human experience of working with the tools and methods to create rationale artifacts. This paper explores a particular juncture of creativity and design rationale that is found in the special case of helping groups of people construct representations of rationale within live meetings. Such work poses challenges and requires skills different from those of individuals working alone. We describe the role of practitioners who perform caretaking and facilitative functions in collaborative or participatory design rationale sessions, and present a set of analytical tools aimed at making the practice level more visible. We locate the analysis in a theoretical framework aimed at understanding the experiential dimensions of such practice, including sensemaking, narrative, aesthetics, ethics, and improvisation.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2012 Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 1-4471-4111-3, 978-1-4471-4111-2
ISSN: 1795-6889
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetNASA
Not SetNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: knowledge media; sensemaking; improvisation; reflective practice; aesthetics; ethics; narrative; grounded theory; facilitation; visualization
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 36142
Depositing User: Simon Buckingham Shum
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 09:22
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 18:14
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