Assembling Fragments into Continuous Design: On Participatory Design with Old People

  • Suhas Govind JoshiEmail author
  • Tone Bratteteig
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 223)


The paper takes a close look at a participatory design (PD) process with old users. We discuss how we organized and carried out the PD process so that they could participate in the mutual learning and co-construction activities on their own terms. We use the design of a radio to illustrate how the old users participated in the co-construction. We discuss some important topics to consider when organizing PD with old users: recruiting, timing, continuity, representativity and immediacy.


Participatory design Old users Mutual learning Co-construction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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