Staging Participatory Design


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge of the latest international research discussing staging processes and participatory design
  • has insight of participatory design and co-design methods and can reflect on the possibilities of using these in design processes involving vulnerable actors
  • has knowledge to critically reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of engaging different actors in design processes


  • can design and use boundary objects when staging co-design processes with actors, including vulnerable actors
  • can apply different methods to stage co-design processes
  • can reflect on the difference between staging a dialogue ‘in situ’, or via a design lab                 


  • is able to independently take professional responsibility of planning and staging co-design processes
  • is able to critically reflect on own roles as facilitator of co-design processes

Type of instruction

Reading and analysing texts, lectures and cases, facilitating exercises etc,



Name of examStaging Participatory Design
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
The type of exam will be specified further in the semester description.
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleIscenesættelse af participatorisk design
Module codeTBISDK17203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design