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Technical Report

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Abstract or Description

Abstract: "Participation in design is caught between two tendencies: (1) traditional design where experts hold tight to their expertise and authority and (2) participation itself taken to the extreme preventing timely decisions and thereby stalling work. This paper articulates this power/authority versus inefficiency dimension at various levels. Some implications to computer tool design as well as the new potential for participation that computer tools may provide are outlined."