Participatory programming and the scope of mutual responsibility

Catherine Letondal, Wendy E. Mackay
2004 Proceedings of the eighth conference on Participatory design Artful integration: interweaving media, materials and practices - PDC 04  
Over the past seven years, we have been conducting a variety of participatory design activities with research biologists, programmers, and bioinformaticians at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. We first describe the history of these activities and how they have created the beginnings of a participatory design culture. We introduce participatory programming, which integrates participatory design and end-user programming, and examine how it acts as a medium for forging scientific ideas. Finally, we
more » ... eflect on three poles of activity: the computational medium, scientific hypotheses and participatory design. We begin with a brief description of our teaching and participatory design activities at the Institut Pasteur and describe how participatory programming has evolved. Next, we describe the reflections of participants on their participatory design and programming work. Finally, we discuss the tensions among
doi:10.1145/1011870.1011875 dblp:conf/pdc/LetondalM04 fatcat:7bxmtc33ozdubcamasje2wwvfa