The Lucas stewards' plan and 'human centred design'

This is just an initial gathering of a few materials. The story starts with a graduate engineer's choice - inspired by the Lucas steward' vision and organisation - to back into industry in the mid 70s as 'a subversive', organising alternative forces of 'workers' knowledge' It moves into the 80s 'Livingstone GLC' and - as computers begin to become part of the furniture of homes and workplaces - into other movements of participatory design, focused on other kinds of workers and alternatives to 'workerist' politics.

More to be added.

These are some materials to work with:

Made with WIX by Barefoot Doc

Technologies are pervasive - digital, profoundly so.

Direct making of society in ordinary life is central.

Theorising is essential - organic intellectuals, yay!

The State is unavoidable but a pain in the arse.

Platforms are helpful - when user controlled.

Emotions and emotional skills are pivotal.

Facilitative practice is crucial.

Commons are fundamental.