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Joanna Saad-Sulonen <[log in to unmask]>
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*** Apologies for cross-posting ***
There is one month to go before submitting intentions to contribute to this
Special Issue of CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design
and the Arts:

Unfolding Participation over Time in the Design of IT

The theme of this special issue is participation in the design of
information technology (IT). The aim is to continue and contribute to the
debate around the notion of participation in Participatory Design and
participatory Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research, recently
invigorated by Vines et al. (2012), Halskov and Hansen (2014) and
Saad-Sulonen et al. (2015). Ongoing transformations in IT mediated
participation in contemporary societies at large are challenging us to
explore the nature of participation in IT design. Some of the questions
that emerge relate to the need to rethink notions and practices of
participation temporally (e.g. ranging in scale from single projects taking
place at one point in time to connected projects that occur over years as
well as attend to more momentary participatory activities), and how they
connect to notions of spatiality (both geographically and
organizationally), offline and online participation (as a continuum of
modes of participations ranging between traditional face-to-face to fully
digitally mediated participation), as well as commitment to democracy and
user empowerment and how these can be maintained. We invite submissions
that interrogate participation by analyzing and reflecting on the ways that
participation unfolds in practice, over time, in the design of IT.

Within the theme of  'Unfolding Participation over Time in the Design of
IT’, authors are invited to consider (but are not limited to) the following
issues and questions for this special issue:

- What kinds of new participatory configurations are emerging in
contemporary settings?
- What temporalities and scales are associated with new participatory
- How can we map, analyze and reflect on how contemporary participation is
unfolding over time?
- In what ways do contemporary participatory configurations and their
unfolding over time relate to the original values of participatory design
(e.g. democracy, quality of working life, alternatives, and politics)?
- How can we account for the diversity of participants, including large and
diverse groups of users, but also designers and researchers as
participants, in the unfolding design practices over time?


16.5.2016: Call for submissions announced
15.7.2016: Submission deadline for intentions to contribute (1000-1500
26.8.2016: Notification of relevance sent to authors / selected
contributions invited to continue
15.12.2016: Full papers submission deadline for those selected to continue
(6500 words/all)
01.3.2017: Notification of accept / reject / revisions to authors
01.6.2017: Final manuscript submission deadline
15.9.2017: Final selected manuscripts to production

For more information, please visit:

Joanna Saad-Sulonen
Aarhus University

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