Resonating with reflexive design: On participatory design, narrative research and crystallization

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In this article, we further explore the idea that educational de-
sign, and subsequently educational design research, are in es-
sence dialogical processes in which problem statements, strat-
egies and interventions, and their implementations are realized
in co-creation between different stakeholders. We elaborate
on the idea of reflexive design as stated in the article of Rich-
ter and Allert (2017) by exploring three deepening thoughts on
the characteristics of such dialogical design processes. First, we
further relate reflexive design to the concept of participatory
design to see if we can use insights from this approach on when
and how co-creation can take place. Second, we explore the
merits of narrative research as a way to include multiple voices
in the process of reflexive design. And third, from a methodo-
logical point of view we explore the idea of crystallization as a
way to collect data and validate findings within reflexive design
research processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalEducational Design Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2018


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