We investigate the concept of participation from the perspective of quality of the contact in the communicative interactions between participants. We argue for the need for an academic-personal competence that qualifies the human contact central in all Participatory Design (PD) activities as a way to contribute to “an era of participation.” We describe a contact perspective in PD developed through a collaboration with body-oriented psychotherapeutic research that have specialized experiences in investigating open-minded contact and authentic meetings as body-related experiences.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference : Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops - Volume 2|
|Editors||Rachel Charlotte Smith|
|Number of pages||4|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Publication date||Aug 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2016|
|Event||14th Participatory Design Conference: Participatory Design in an era of participation - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark|
Duration: 15 Aug 2016 → 19 Aug 2016
|Conference||14th Participatory Design Conference|
|Period||15/08/2016 → 19/08/2016|
Bibliographical noteSimonsen, J., and O. Storm Jensen (2016): “Contact Quality in Participation: A “Sensethic” Perspective,” in C. Bossen, R.C. Smith, A.M. Kanstrup, L. Huybrechts, J. Vines, and K. Bødker (Eds.) Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference, August 15-19, 2016, Aarhus, Denmark: Participatory Design in an era of participation, Vol. II, ACM, pp. 45-48.
Simonsen, J., & Jensen, O. S. (2016). Contact Quality in Participation: A “Sensethic” Perspective. In R. C. Smith (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops - Volume 2 Association for Computing Machinery. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2948084&CFID=658920908&CFTOKEN=66750889