This workshop discusses power, participation and the politics of PD. We propose a set of concepts and related questions for analyzing and deliberating these issues on the basis of participants’ own experiences in PD projects. The conceptual framework we propose has been inspired by Schön’s notion of ‘design moves’ and by Alfred Schütz’ concept of choice. The PD experiences of workshop participants will be explored collaboratively with the aim of arriving at a deeper and more specific understanding of what the users participate in and how they can recognize their influence in the design result.