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Wed, 3 Jun 2020 07:42:15 +0000
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RtD in Situ: Discussing the Domains and Impact of Design Research
A virtual workshop in conjunction with DIS 2020

Within design research, research through design is becoming an established means of both understanding and engaging the complexities of the world. As a way to discuss and reflect upon how RtD and it operates in these settings, this workshop gathers researchers and practitioners whose work involves practicing design as a
way of generating knowledge in contexts that deal with complex, thorny issues.

This workshop will assemble researchers and practitioners whose practice uses design as a way of generating knowledge about a specific context, condition, or issue. This research is structured around four concerns related to how RtD operates in the world:

• RtD as a process of building engagement: With whom do we engage and not engage? How do designers broker relationships? How do you set the parameters of a design inquiry?
• RtD as an ongoing process with a site: Do you observe, make, and show, and go back to the studio? Do you use others to intervene, facilitate outside of the design team?
• RtD afterlives: Is there is an after? Is there broader dissemination? What does impact look like?
• RtD things as situated knowledge. In what sense can RtD artifacts stand on their own? How can we understand them as non-human actors that produce knowledge about a site or situation?

This virtual workshop will combine examination of design objects, comparison of design experiences, and discussion about the underlying methods, forms, goals, and disciplinary perspectives of RtD practice.

Interested participants are invited to submit examples of their work to show at this workshop. This should include:

• A 4-page position paper in CHI extended abstract format describing the research object and context under consideration
• Digital documentation, such as photos, video, or other materials.

Submissions may be sent to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Participation in virtual workshops at DIS 2020 will be free, and workshop timing will depend on participant location.

Submission Date: June 25, 2020
Workshop Date: July 10, 2020

Tom Jenkins, IT University of Copenhagen
William Odom, Simon Fraser University
James Pierce, California College of the Arts
Kristina Andersen, TU Eindhoven
Andy Boucher, Goldsmiths, University of London
David Chatting, Goldsmiths, University of London
William Gaver, Goldsmiths, University of London

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