I have been using participatory design methods and research through design since I started working as a research scientist at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. The methods learning on those projects, where we collaborated with School of Design Faculty from Carnegie Mellon University, became my standard practices in research. I began writing about this practice, and how it relates to the learning sciences in 2013. In 2017 I co-edited a book on participatory design and how it is practiced by learning scientist with Jason Yip, Elizabeth Bonsignore, and Carl DiSalvo; Design for Learning: Perspectives from Practice and Research.
For other writing on design and methods:
DiSalvo, Betsy (2016). Participatory Design through a Learning Sciences Lens. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, San Jose ,2016.
DiSalvo, Betsy and DiSalvo, Carl (2014) Designing for Democracy in Education: Participatory Design and the Learning Sciences, Proceedings of 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Boulder, June 2014.
DiSalvo, Betsy and Roshan Khanipour, Parisa (2014). Medium Probes: Exploring the medium not the message, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2014, Vancouver, June 2014.
Dimond, Jill, Fiesler, Casey, DiSalvo, Betsy, Pelc, Jon and Bruckman Amy (2012). Qualitative Data Collection Technologies: A Comparison of Instant Messaging, Email, and Phone. Proceedings of the International ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (Group 2012), Sanibel Island, October 2012.