Participatory Design Discussion Guide

This week in studio a classmate and I led a discussion on Participatory Design. Thought I would share the list of readings and our discussion guides!


  1. Design Things and Design Thinking: Contemporary Participatory Design Challenges by Erling Bjögvinsson, Pelle Ehn, Per-Anders Hillgren
  2. Designing Conditions for the Social - Anders Emilson
  3. Dick and Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design
  4. Alejandro Aravena's TED Talk on Participatory Design
  5. The Ethics of Measurement by Lauren Weinstein
  6. The Case Against Democracy by Caleb Crain
  7. Why Democratic Design is Important by Martin Brown
  8. Opening Up the Museum by Nina Simon (just watch the first 8 minutes!)