Cartographic Mappings – Participative Methods

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Pirjo Elovaara, Christina Mörtberg
Title: Cartographic Mappings – Participative Methods
Conference name: Participatory Design Conference
Year: 2010
Pagination: 171-174
City: Sydney
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Planning and Media Design (Sektionen för planering och mediedesign)
School of Planning and Media Design S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: In this paper we discuss and reflect on participative methods used in a research project conducted in a south-eastern part of Sweden. With participatory design and feminist science and technology studies as the frame of reference we explore diverse and multiple experiences and knowledge created in work practices. We conclude the article by telling about the method we worked with, which we chose to call cartographies and how the method made visible everyday performances and practices in a municipal administrative office.
Subject: Feminist Technoscience Studies\General
Keywords: cartographies, participative methods, knowing, e-government, participatory design
Note: The complete title of the conference proceedings: Bødker, Keld, Bratteteig, Tone, Loi, Daria & Robertson, Toni (eds.), Participation :: the Challenge, Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2010