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Author Dearden, Andy ♦ Finlay, Janet ♦ Allgar, Liz ♦ Mcmanus, Barbara
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Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Generative Design ♦ Pattern Language ♦ Christopher Alexander ♦ Life-enhancing Outcome ♦ Participatory Design ♦ Physical Presentation
Description We present an evaluation of pattern languages as tools for participatory design, based on three criteria, derived from the work of Christopher Alexander: empowering users, generative design and life-enhancing outcomes. Our results suggest that pattern languages can be used to enable users to participate in design, but that the role of facilitator and the form and physical presentation of the pattern language are factors in success.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-01-01
Publisher Institution People and Computers XVI—Memorable Yet Invisible, Proceedings of HCI2002