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Karin Slegers <[log in to unmask]>
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Karin Slegers <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 8 May 2012 06:49:33 +0000
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Are you interested in participatory design and do you work with users with impairments? We organize a workshop on participatory design for users with impairments<>. This workshop is part of the Participatory Design Conference 2012<> and will be held on August 12th in Roskilde, Denmark.

Workshop on participatory design for users with impairments

Involving people with impairments in the design process is very challenging, especially when impairments affect cognitive functions or communication. People with such impairments may have substantial problems with thought processes and communication, including understanding abstractions, sequencing thoughts and actions, understanding symbols, and interpreting social cues. Many participatory design techniques are based on these processes and are therefore not usable, or need to be adjusted for people with impairments.

Workshop aims

This workshop aims to 1) bring together people who are active in the topic of the workshop to create a community; 2) exchange ideas about and experiences with tools and techniques for specific groups of users with impairments; and 3) identify general principles and guidelines for doing participatory design with users with impairments.

Important dates

  *   June 1st: application deadline
  *   June 6th: notification of acceptance
  *   August 12th: workshop date
  *   August 12 - 16 Participatory Design Conference

Further information & contact

Please visit our project website for the workshop's programme and to apply for the workshop: For more information and questions, please contact Karin Slegers: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

We hope to see you in Roskilde in August!


Karin Slegers, PhD  |  Senior Researcher  |  Centre for User Experience Research (CUO)  |  KU Leuven / IBBT  |
Address: Parkstraat 45 Bus 3605  |  3000 Leuven  |  Belgium  |
Contact: T.+32 16 32 36 52  |  F.+32 16 32 32 10  |  |<>  |


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