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The 2016 Fall PIT Symposium
November 3rd 2016

INCUBA, Aabogade 15, 8200 Aarhus N
Large auditorium (building 5510, room 103)

We hereby invite all interested researchers, locally and internationally, to the 2016 Fall PIT Symposium on November 3rd 2016. The symposium will be a full day event with presentations of activities and research results from the Participatory Information Technology Center (PIT) together with talks by invited guests. PIT proudly brings you tastes and examples of our research from the past five years, that will then be discussed together with the audience and our invited guests. These international guest speakers present their own work as a lead-up to the discussions. The day is scheduled as four main themes, with an introduction, and a reception to round everything off.

The symposium day will consist of four sessions with the titles:

  *   Participation and Participatory Design
  *   Technologies of Participation
  *   Communities and Cities
  *   Aesthetics of Participation
Each session includes an overview presentation, a case presented by a local research, and a talk by an invited guest.

Program:

8:30-09:00           Welcome and introduction
09:00-10:15        Participation and Participatory Design
10:30-11:45        Technologies for participation
11:45-14:00        Lunch and poster session
14:00-15:15        Communities and Cities
15:45-17:00        Aesthetics of Participation
17:00     Reception

The details of the program are still in the making and you can find further details at pit.au.dk/2016-symposium<http://pit.au.dk/2016-symposium>

The event is free for all participants, but you have to cover your own travel. Sign up<https://auws.au.dk/PIT2016-symposium> for the event no later than October 27, 2016.
The Center for Participatory IT (PIT – pit.au.dk<http://pit.au.dk>) has been founded as an Aarhus University interdisciplinary research center. It has strong roots in the Scandinavian tradition for Participatory Design (PD), which combines the areas of technology development and use with a broader interest in participative practices at the workplace. The PD field has since the mid-80’s developed into a distinct research community, demonstrating that the quality of IT could be im­proved by involving future users in the design process. With IT in recent decades diffusing from the workplace to people’s everyday lives, PD practice and research face new challenges due to the nature of new communities of IT use as well as technological developments.

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