This article joins the debate on political aspects in participatory design (PD) in Scandinavia. The article argues that the political aspect is not missing but rather inherent in current Scandinavian PD research. Democracy is brought forward as a core political ideal. It is discussed whether democracy is an outmoded political ideal and how to reach democracy. Finally, the article touches upon the discipline of handling political aspects in research.
Kanstrup, Anne Marie
"D for Democracy: On Political Ideals in Participatory Design,"
Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems:
1, Article 9.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/sjis/vol15/iss1/9