Emergent Meaning & Innovative Insights With Figurines

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    A core discussion when embarking on a
    participatory innovation effort is to identify who
    should participate in the project - in studies or
    interviews, in workshops etc. This requires
    knowledge of all the people potentially involved,
    their practices and relations. In this paper, we
    investigate what roles visual representations of
    ‘users’ and ‘stakeholders’ may play in encouraging
    groups of project makers to start this discussion
    early on. We have achieved convincing results
    with figurines: Doll-like shapes that team members
    can use to build a shared understanding of the
    complex of people, who will be affected by a new
    design and should have a say in the design process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C)
    Publication date2018
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event5th Participatory Innovation Conference - Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden
    Duration: 11. Jan 201813. Jan 2018
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th Participatory Innovation Conference
    LocationMälardalen University
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