The interest in participation in design since the 1960s has led to a range of productive practices and theories. Today however, there arises the question whether the guiding model of participatory design is based on an idealized understanding of democracy and social participation. This volume is critically taking inventory of participatory design, its genealogy and current theorizing. With contributions by Gilbert Cockton, Pelle Ehn, Jesko Fezer, Richard Herriott, Claudia Mareis, and Elizabeth Sanders among others.

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