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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 18  
high-calibre proposals from applicants in academia, art, non-profit  
organisations (Detroit Collaborative Design Center), 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  

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  

Eva Hornecker (Dr. / PhD)       Lecturer in Interaction Design

University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8004
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 2987 extension 8325       Fax: +64 3 364 2095

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