We are very happy to announce this call for paper for a special issue of
CoDesign. Feel free to pass it on to whoever might be interested. Apologies
CfP: Unfolding Participation over Time in the Design of IT
Special Issue of CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design
and the Arts
Joanna Saad-Sulonen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Kim Halskov (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Helena Karasti (Roskilde University, Denmark; Luleå University of
Technology, Sweden; University of Oulu, Finland)
Eva Eriksson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
John Vines (Newcastle University, UK)
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
- 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
26.8.2016: Notification of relevance sent to authors
15.12.2016: Full papers submission deadline
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
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
1) Submission of intentions to contribute
In the first instance, potential contributors are asked to send an
intention to contribute (deadline 15 July 2016). This should be in the form
of a document of 1000 – 1500 words that outlines the content of the paper
and a concise summary of the article’s research contributions. In
particular, this document should also make it clear how the authors’
intended submission relates to the overall scope and specific themes and
issues of this special issue. The document should be sent by email to Dr.
Joanna Saad-Sulonen ([log in to unmask]) in pdf format.
The special issue editorial team will provide a short review of the
intention to contribute and will notify authors whether their work is in
scope of the special issue call (notifications by 26 August 2016).
Submissions in scope and with a potentially strong research contribution
will be invited to submit a full paper.
2) Submissions of full papers (for pre-selected authors only)
Those authors who proceed past the intention to contribute phase will be
invited to submit a full paper (maximum 6500 words including tables,
references, captions, footnotes and endnotes) that will be subjected to the
normal review procedure of the CoDesign journal. Manuscripts should be
prepared according to guidelines which can be found on the journal website (
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ncdn - link “Instructions for Authors”).
The deadline for full paper submissions is 15 December 2016.
All full paper submissions should be made online at the CoDesign Manuscript
Central site at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ncdn. Authors should
select submission to Special Issue ‘Unfolding Participation’ when uploading
New users will need to create an account. Instructions on how to do this
can be found on the same website. All published articles will undergo
rigorous peer review, based on initial guest editors screening and
anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees.
Potential authors should contact Dr. Joanna Saad-Sulonen (
[log in to unmask]) with any questions about the Special Issue.
For further Information about CoDesign go to:
Halskov, K., and Hansen, N.B: The Diversity of Participatory Design
Research Practice at PDC 2002-2012. International Journal of Human-Computer
Studies, vol 74, 2015, pp. 81-92.
Saad-Sulonen, J., Halskov, K., Huybrechts, L., Vines, J., Eriksson, E.,
Karasti, H. (2015). Unfolding Participation. What do we mean by
participation – conceptually and in practice. In Proceedings of the 5th
Decennial Aarhus Conference, Critical Alternatives. Volume 2. New York:
ACM. (pp. 5-8)
Vines, J., Clarke, R., Light, A., & Wright,P. (2015). The beginnings,
middles and endings of participatory research in HCI: An introduction to
the special issue on ‘perspectives on participation’, International Journal
of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 74, February 2015, pp. 77-80.
Andersen, L B., Danholt, P., Halskov, K., Brodersen Hansen, N., Lauritsen,
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Ehn, P. (2008). Participation in design things. Proc. PDC’08, 92-101.
Fischer, G., & Giaccardi, E. (2006). Meta-Design: A Framework for the
Future of End-User Development. In H. Lieberman, F. Paternò, & V. Wulf
(Eds.) End User Development – Empowering People to Flexibly Employ Advanced
Information and Communication Technology (pp. 427–457). The Netherlands:
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Henderson A. & Kyng M. (1991). There is no place like home - continuing
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Karasti, H. (2014) Infrastructuring in Participatory Design. In Proc. of
PDC 2014. ACM Press, 141-150.
Karasti, H. and K.S. Baker (2008) Community Design: Growing One’s Own
Information Infrastructure. Proc. PDC 2008, 217-220.
Karasti, H. and A-L. Syrjänen (2004) Artful infrastructuring in two cases
of community PD. Proc PDC 2004, 20-30.
Oostveen, A. & van den Besselaar, P. From small scale to large scale user
participation: a case study of participatory design in e-government
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Saad-Sulonen, J., Botero, A. & Kuutti, K. (2012). A long-term strategy for
designing (in) the wild: lessons from the Urban Mediator and traffic
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