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Examining Interdependencies and Constraints in Co-Creation

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This paper reports on the first year of a three-year-long co-creation project with older adults. We focus our analysis on one particular workshop in which participants stopped designing and began to think about promoting the app we were co-creating. The workshop proved uniquely important for examining assumptions we had made about how and why the co-creation process would be successful. This paper concedes flaws in these assumptions and in the execution of the methodology as a way of illuminating dynamics that act on research projects in ways that are antithetical to effective co-creation. Reporting on the unexpected results of our participant engagements, we reveal new insights into the challenges in executing co-creation methodology.

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Author(s): Knowles B, Bull C, Davies N, Simm W, Bates O, Hayes N

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: DIS '19: Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 291-302

Online publication date: 18/06/2019

Acceptance date: 23/06/2016

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3322276.3322317

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450358507