Bosse Westerlund


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Presentation at PDC 2016,

I present my paper The use of the absent and Othering in design and critical analysis of PD activities at PDC '16, the 14th Participatory Design Conference, August 15 - 19, 2016 in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Presentation at Karolinska Institutet (KI) 2015

Co-design and multiplicity: Co-creating knowledge and problem-setting with artefacts. Presentation at Design in academic health care – an international seminar, organised at Karolinska Institutet by DöBra December 10, 2015


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Presentation at Service Design Jam 2013

Here is a video from the begining of the Service Design Jam 2013 at Transformator Design in Stockholm. My presentation starts at 1:30 into the stream.

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Workshop creating video prototypes 2004

This video presents a cooperative design workshop on future mobile video communication for deaf people using sign language.

Reality based video prototyping from Bo Westerlund on Vimeo.

One issue was to explore how an idea for a mobile interpretation-on-the-fly service could be designed for collaboration and communication. Besides the deaf sign-language users, other stakeholders participated, for example service providers and mobile phone manufacturers. The workshop started with users' narratives of their daily life. We encouraged them to narrate collaboration and communication situations that they had conceived as problematic.

During the discussions after the stories were told ideas for solutions were constructed. Thereafter all participants collaborated in constructing video-prototypes, i.e. staged and videotaped visual representations of the ideas for solutions. The workshop methodology provided the telephone manufacturers, service-providers, etc. with first hand experience of the narrations and they brought the video prototypes into their own organizations for further development.

Workshop video 2010

The video below presents a workshop that Liz Sanders (Maketools) helped out in running. It was carried out at the Linaeus University. Master students helped out in the facilitation and the documentation (Video by Carmelo Di Stefano).

Exploratory Workshop at Linnaeus University, School of Design, September 7, 2010, Pukeberg, Sweden.



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