Week 3

Week 3 Topics: Thinking Critically about Co-Design and Participatory Design

This page provides a brief overview of key topics and dates, as well as links to course materials that we’ll be using this week.

Key Information


Monday, Jan. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 30

Week 3 Assignment To-Do List

  1. due Monday Jan. 24, by the beginning of class
  2. due Wednesday, Jan. 26, by the beginning of class
    • readings and annotations
      • Part 3, pp. 189-221, in Beyond Sticky Notes
  3. due Thursday, Jan. 27, by 11:59 pm ET
    • Thursday Participation Assignment (assignment description) (see below for this week’s workshopping instructions)
  4. due Friday, Jan. 28, by 11:59 pm ET (submit in Teams)


In Week 3, we’ll continue to explore co-design and the role it plays in putting inclusive design justice into practice. We’ll engage with critiques of co-design and participatory design approaches, and consider the role that power and privilege play in these processes. We’ll participate in a design jam to give you some hands-on experience with more co-design practices. You’ll also continue to work on your projects, and reflect on what you’ve been learning in the context of your project.


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Thursday Participation Assignment

Project Workshopping Activity for 1/28/21

Instructions TBA