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Call for Participation: Participatory Design Conference and Workshops

2006 Participatory Design Conference: Expanding Boundaries in Design
Trento, Italy, August 1-5, 2006

The conference has 3 days of technical program and 2 full days with a 
wide range of workshops to choose from . The program is online at
This year 15 full papers (single track) and 18 exploratory short papers 
(parallel tracks) have been selected for presentation with a wide range 
of topics related to PD - from experiences with design games, 
development of museum installations, case studies of dental practice, 
health care to exploring the role of PD in Tanzania and India. The theme 
'Expanding Boundaries in Design' focuses attention on the multiple 
contexts in which design takes place and on an expanding range of 
possible design outcomes.

Workshop Program

PDC 2006 offers an exciting and varied programme of workshops. 
Contributions range from hands on explorations of methodological 
innovations, to the production of participatory TV broadcasts and 
artworks. There are discussions of the importance of boundaries, the 
relationships between international development, e-democracy and 
participatory design, and sessions where participants are invited to 
write, review  and explore position papers, e.g. on the participatory 
design of CSCW technologies in healthcare. We received and accepted 17 
high-calibre proposals from applicants in academia, art, non-profit 
organisations (Overseas Development Institute), and industry (the BBC, 
IDEO, Pitney Bowes).


Early Bird Registration deadline for the overall conference is the 15th 
of June with fees for students, CPSR-members and others. Registration 
for workshops coincides with this deadline.

The requirements for participating in workshops differ: Some workshops 
ask for a position paper, others (for purposes of planning) require 
sending a statement of interest. Deadline for most of these is the 7th 
of June, details can be inquired from the workshop webpage. 
Participation incurs a fee of 25 Euros (this is to cover catering and 
equipment costs). It is necessary to register for the conference to 
register for a workshop.

Overview of Workshops (half day events indicated):

1 August

Technology and social action (Andy Dearden, Sheffield Hallam University; 
Steve Walker, Leeds Metropolitan University) (half day)

Innovation play: Visualization and story telling for engaging 
participation in design (Gitte Jonsdatter, IDEO; Judith Gregory, 
Institute of Design, Chicago USA) (half day)

Elito: a method for practicing research based design (Trysh Whalig, 
Pitney Bowes) (half day)

Collaborative Scenario Planning - Tools, methods and use. (Anne 
Fairbrother, BBC New Media Innovation)

Translating representations of the past to representations of the future 
(Andrea Sieber and Mandy Kräuter; Chemnitz University of Technology)

Agent oriented analysis and design for participatory and user centred 
design (Vincenzo D'Andrea, University of Trento; Anna Perini and Massimo 
Zancanaro, ITC-irts, Trento)

Participatory broadcasting (Kris Krois)

Wednesday 2nd of August

RGB project (Jacky Sawatzky)

PaperWorks - designing for paper technologies (Bo Peterson, Lone 
Malmborg and Trine Freiesleben, Malmö University)

Participatory design and international development (Andy Dearden, 
Sheffield Hallam University; Alan Jackson, Aidworld Humanitarian ICT, 
Cambridge; Ann Light, The Fiankoma Project, and Paul Matthews, Overseas 
Development Institute, London)

Locating boundaries: A workshop on place, space, and design (Julian Orr, 
Black Sheep Farm; Thomas Binder, School of Architecture, Copenhagen; 
Dvora Yanow, Vrije Universitet Amsterdam; Erling Bjorgvinsson, Malmo 
University; Steve Harrison, Virginia Tech; Gunnar Sandin, Lund 
University; Genevieve Bell, Intel Corporation)

Learner centred design: Developing a participatory approach (Emma Rose 
and Kathleen Gygi, University of Washington) (half day)

Reconfiguring healthcare: Issues in Computer Supported Cooperative Work 
in healthcare environments (Ellen Balka, Simon Fraser University and 
Vancouver Coastal Health, and Ina Wagner, University of Vienna)

Co-investigating user-experience in pervasive iTV future scenarios 
(Daria Loi, Globalism Institute, Design and Social Context Portfolio, 
RMIT and Anxo C.Roibas, School of Computing, University of Brighton)

Prototypes as probes (Hilary Carey Steckbauer, Yahoo!; Jill Lawrence, 
and Austin Henderson, Pitney Bowes)

Wearing conversations (Asa Stahl and Kristina Lindstrom, Interactive 

PDC conference chairs

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