Extending the Meta-design Theory: Engaging Participants as Active Contributors in Virtual Worlds

  • Benjamin Koehne
  • David Redmiles
  • Gerhard Fischer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6654)


Meta-design has emerged as a theoretical framework by supporting open systems that allow end-users to become designers in dynamic use contexts. Our research is grounded in the objectives that (1) the meta-design theory can inform the design of virtual worlds, and that, in return, (2) observations and insights from virtual worlds can broaden the meta-design theory. Our work is based on 80 hours participant observation and additional interviews.


Meta-design virtual worlds end-user design human-centered design science of design open evolvable systems empowerment of the user 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Koehne
    • 1
  • David Redmiles
    • 1
  • Gerhard Fischer
    • 1
  1. 1.Donald Bren School of Information and Computer SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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