Project[X]Changing Perspectives

[X]Changing Perspectives

What .
[X]Changing Perspectives is an interactive product-service-system for participatory sensemaking in multistakeholder dynamics. It consists of 15 tracking tables, each with 6 interactive tokens, and 1 dynamic visualisation. The system is used in participation settings in which the public good is at stake, allowing different stakeholders to gain insight into each other’s perspectives, skills and approach; herewith eliciting holistic grounds for constructive and complimentary collaborations to benefit the public good.
The system is a design-research part of the PhD project by Philémonne Jaasma and Evert Wolters within their co-promotion on Embodied Design for Participatory Spaces at the Department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where RISE Interactive collaborates in the research both with methodological and with technological competences.



Who .
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Necker van Naem, Interac- tive Institute Swedish ICT (TII), Municipality of Eindhoven (partner)

When .
September ‘15 > ongoing

Where .
Eindhoven, Netherlands and Umea, Sweden

Story .
The aim of the project is designing for- and researching constructive interactions between municipalities and citizens in a co-promotion of a designer and a political theorist/consultant.
The design-research mainly revolves around [X]Changing Perspectives: this system includes an interactive product (tracking tables, interactive tokens, data visualisation) and service (moderating method, invitation and participatory evaluation).
The project is based on phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty) and political theory (Arendt, Habermas). The main focus is on plurality (Arendt). The designed system aims to elicit a personal, engaged conversation in which sameness and otherness go together, and to explore a complementary basis for collaboration in situations where system and life-world.

Beneficiaries | Stakeholders .
TU/e 3 researchers + 10 BA and 3 MA students Necker van Naem 3 consultants
TII 1 design researcher
Clients, partners and participants: Municipalities in the Netherlands and in Sweden, Housing Corporations, Welbeing organisations, Neighbourhoods, Citizens