publication . Article . 2016

PARTICIPATORY DESIGN: AN INTERSUBJECTIVE SCHEMA FOR DECISION MAKING

Tom Sanya;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2016 Journal: International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR, volume 10, page 62 (eissn: 1938-7806, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
Abstract
The focus of this paper is participatory design (PD); a field that has been in existence since the 1960s. Reflections on a PD project in which the author played a central role revealed that existing literature does not engage adequately with intersubjective decision-making in PD processes. In this paper, appropriation and re-imagination of the Nordic framework for performance-based standards results in a novel multidimensional schema with five mutually related steps. Analysis indicates that the schema has a capacity for enhancing intersubjectivity in PD decision-making while also rendering the process more malleable to multiple viewpoints and their fusion into p...
Subjects
free text keywords: Epistemology, Projective test, Viewpoints, Intersubjectivity, Critical design, Public space, Schema (psychology), Appropriation, Participatory design, Psychology, Social psychology, Sustainability, Nordic Framework for Performance-based-Standards, Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying, NA9000-9428
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