Information Systems DIGEST Podcast

Scandinavian Tradition of Participatory Design - Guest Joanna Saad-Sulonen

December 31, 2021 NTNU - Digital Enterprise
Information Systems DIGEST Podcast
Scandinavian Tradition of Participatory Design - Guest Joanna Saad-Sulonen
Show Notes

Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Associate Professor Joanna Saad-Sulonen. Joanna works at the Department of Digital Design at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Her interests include the intersections of participation, design of digital services and technologies, as well as civic participation. Empirically, she collects rich qualitative data through an ethnographic approach alongside participatory design interventions. She aims to draw attention to the ongoing need of ensuring citizens' agency and engagement in shaping their digital world. Joanna's research draws from the Scandinavian participatory design and computer supported collaborative work theories and she regularly publishes her participatory design research in related conferences and journals such as Science and Technology Studies and NordiCHI. 

In this episode, we continue our design theme episodes by unravelling participatory design (PD), the Scandinavian tradition and related roots to democratization, talking further about the many hats researchers wear during ethnographic research in PD, upscaling and the potential involvement of service design as part of a hybridized future in design research.

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