In this essay several virtues are discussed that are needed in people who work in participatory design (PD). The term PD is used here to refer specifically to an approach in designing information systems with its roots in Scandinavia in the 1970s and 1980s. Through the lens of virtue ethics and based on key texts in PD, the virtues of cooperation,… (More)
to engage in recreational activities requires, for example, safe ways to travel to these activities and a mindset that motivates people to actually go there. I believe the CA can help to steer clear of two typical designer obsessions: technologies and activities. The CA requires that, ideally, people are enabled to access and use technologies in order to… (More)
This paper is a proposal to organize a workshop about co-design during the during MobileHCI 2008 Conference. Main goals of the workshop are to discuss co-design practices and to articulate challenges and lessons learned.
A multidisciplinary team at Philips Sound and Vision's TV Lab developed an E-mail-on-TV functionality. Their objective is to offer the benefits of E-mail to people in their living environment without having to use a PC. Developing such a product-market combination requires working on the product-side and on the market-side in parallel. In order to guide… (More)