Cultural hybridity in participatory design

  title={Cultural hybridity in participatory design},
  author={Samantha Merritt and Erik Stolterman},
In this paper we examine challenges identified with participatory design research in the developing world and develop the postcolonial notion of cultural hybridity as a sensitizing concept. While participatory design intentionally addresses power relationships, its methodology does not to the same degree cover cultural power relationships, which extend beyond structural power and voice. The notion of cultural hybridity challenges the static cultural binary opposition between the self and the… CONTINUE READING
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