Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems


This article argues that Participatory Design and what is outside known as ‘Scandinavian Approach’ to systems development implies a radical scientific and technology program: a change in the perception and implemetation of technology production and use. This implies not only to develop an understanding of the manifestation of power relations in and through ICT and software. It also requires new ways of developing and deploying technology. Without methods and processes that are applicable in non-academic contexts, the democratisation of technology remains an unfullfilled claim.