PDC Place Nordic: participatory design in/for the digitalization of public services

Amalia De Götzen*, Justyna Starostka, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Nils Ehrenberg, Per Linde

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Public libraries are more and more recognized to become partners in co-design and technology education, also aiming to bridge the digital divide. We see it as a great opportunity to expand the roles of public libraries even further, engaging citizens in co-design processes, improving existing public e-services and co-designing new services. That shift requires new roles taken by librarians, but also new processes, as well as new methods of development of e-services in the public sector. In PDC Place Nordic we explore this new role of libraries in participatory future making, engaging librarians, academics, practitioners, and different local communities. Events will take place in Copenhagen, Malmö, and Helsinki/Espoo.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '22: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2022: Exploratory Papers, Workshops, Places, Situated Actions and Doctoral Colloquium
EditorsVasilis Vlachokyriakos, Joyce Yee, Christopher Frauenberger, Melisa Duque Hurtado, Nicolai Hansen, Angelika Strohmayer, Izak Van Zyl, Andy Dearden, Reem Talhouk, Cally Gatehouse, Donna Leishman, Shana Agid, Mariacristina Sciannamblo, Jennyfer Taylor, Andrea Botero, Chiara Del Gaudio, Yoko Akama, Rachel Clarke, John Vines
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9681-3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventParticipatory Design Conference: Embracing Cosmologies: Expanding Worlds of Participatory Design - Virtual, Online, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 20221 Sept 2022
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference
Abbreviated titlePDC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • libraries
  • Participatory design
  • public digitalization
  • public services


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