Participatory Design in Health Care – Participation, power and knowledge

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The theme of this conference is `Participatory Design in an Era of Participation´. Today´s healthcare system is undergoing perceptible changes as the system is facing a paradigm shift due to demographic changes, technological developments, increasing complexity, organisational changes, and demands on user involvement and participation. The aim of this workshop is to reflect on the challenges and dilemmas which are emerging when participatory design is used in Healthcare, because the epistemological, cultural, methodological assumptions of participatory design collide with the traditionally well-established science tradition, language, culture and biomedical approach in health science.
This workshop will be an opportunity to share our experiences in using participatory design in healthcare and research, or experiences in applying participatory design activities across different healthcare systems, particularly addressing dilemmas on knowledge, power and participation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC 2016 : Participatory Design in an Era of Participation - Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference; Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops
EditorsAnne Marie Kanstrup, John Vines, Liesbeth Huybrechts, Rachel Charlotte Smith, Keld Bodker, Claus Bossen
Publication dateAug 2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4136-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Event14th Participatory Design Conference - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 15. Aug 201619. Aug 2016


Conference14th Participatory Design Conference


  • Epistemological assumptions, genuine participation
  • Healthcare
  • Participatory design

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