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|Macchia T., DAndrea V., Mazzini R., Di Fiore A., Cozza M.
|Exploring theater of the oppressed for participatory design
Macchia T., DAndrea V., Mazzini R., Di Fiore A., Cozza M.; Exploring theater of the oppressed for participatory design ;ACM International Conference Proceeding Series vol:2.0 issue: page:125.0
|Design experience; Design techniques; Theatre of the oppressed
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|Design challenges refer to a difficulty of corresponding human and contextual complexity (i.e. needs, roles, and resources) in design practices. Such an issue calls for combining deep investigations with relevant design experiences. We propose a workshop for disentangling and discussing design practices by adopting the Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. These techniques allow enacting personal performances as well as the construction of a shared narrative about the participants roles, needs, and resources. By this workshop, we aim to improve the participants competence in understanding peoples needs and developing a design solution accordingly. Finally, possible outcomes are: a special issue of an international peer reviewed journal, and/or a live performance that the conference attendees can enjoy as an experiential design occasion. © 2016 ACM.