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Making Together Across Space & Time: Mapping Participatory Making when Co-Designing Asynchronously and/or without Colocation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Caroline ClaisseORCiD, Henry Collingham, Bettina Nissen



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2022.

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Designers construct a material sensibility through ‘making’ within a design process; a sensibility which is co-constructed by giving shape to artefacts and systems together with other stakeholders in a participatory design process. Complex research contexts have required reconsideration of the ways in which this ‘making’ takes place. Particularly during recent pandemics, requirements of having to collaborate across different places and/or time periods prompted designers to adapt their praxes, generating reflective insight into how the materiality of participatory making (which includes sketches, toolkits, probes, samples, role play performances, prototypes, and others) may support or challenge the co-construction of shared material sensibilities. In this workshop, we invite PD designers and researchers to reflect on and play with the materiality of participatory making while apart in order to co-create a constellation or network of design practices, materials, and audiences which can provide important insights for designers who face restrictions on meeting stakeholders face-to-face.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hay K, Pschetz L, Koulidou N, Claisse C, Dylan T, Dixon B, Collingham H, Nissen B

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Participatory Design Conference '22

Year of Conference: 2022

Pages: 219-222

Online publication date: 01/08/2022

Acceptance date: 12/04/2022

Date deposited: 27/07/2022

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3537797.3537834

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/pxg8-1w66