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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Registration now open.


PDC 2004
The eighth biennial Participatory Design Conference

Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices

<http://cpsr.org/conferences/pdc2004/>

July 27-31, 2004
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
In cooperation with the ACM and IFIP

Academic sponsors:
Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), University of Toronto
Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), University of Toronto

Participatory Design (PD) is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies and social institutions more responsive to human needs. A central tenet of PD is the direct involvement of people in the co-design of the systems they use.

The Participatory Design Conferences, held every two years since 1990, have brought together a multidisciplinary and international group of software developers, researchers, social scientists, designers, activists, practitioners, users, citizens, cultural workers and managers who adopt distinctively participatory approaches in the development of information and communication artifacts, systems, services and technology.

Participatory design approaches have been used in traditional application domains (such as computer systems for business, health care and governmental) and are also relevant in emerging areas such as web-portal design, e-government services, community networks, enterprise resource planning, public (and other) CSCW (computer supported cooperative work) systems, social administration & community development, university/community partnerships, tele-health, communities of practice and political deliberation/mobilization (e-democracy), digital arts and design, scholarship and teaching with mediated technologies (e-learning), the experience of a sense of place, cultural production and cultural institutions. Other topics are the relationship between PD approaches and the design of ICT (information and communication technology) infrastructures such as open source projects, standards, protocols, new media, policy, broadband and WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) networks and the like, and how in turn they may enable and constrain the possibilities for participation.

Participatory designers of ICT-applications may learn from, and, hopefully contribute to, work in other fields, such as community and organizational development, architecture, urban planning, policy development, media, design and art, especially insofar as these fields increasingly use ICTs.

Participatory design approaches can be applied in various social settings such as local communities, government agencies, civil society, NGOs, schools and universities, companies, trade unions, etc. each with its own distinctive stakeholder arenas and power relations.

The overall theme of the 2004 conference, "Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices" describes a central reality of participatory design. It recognizes that an essential ingredient in design practice is the working together of multiple, heterogeneous elements. Whereas conventional design approaches emphasize the role of the designer and the creation of singular "things," artful integration calls attention to the collective interweaving of people, artifacts and processes to achieve practical, aesthetic or emancipatory syntheses. The conference will include the inauguration of the "Artful Integrators Award" for exemplary work in participatory design.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 

Keynote speakers: 
- Dr. Tone Bratteteig (Department of Informatics, University of Oslo): 
  Participatory design in present society
- Professor Reinhard Keil-Slawik (Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn):
  Participation in the Age of Digital Media
- Professor Emeritus Jonathan Barker (Political Science, University of Toronto): 
  Fearful Asymmetry:  Terror, Power, and the Shape of Popular Action

First Artful Integration Award Session:
- The first Artful Integrators Award will be presented to Randy Trigg and the Global Fund for Women.  Accepting on behalf of the GFW will be Dr. Kavita Ramdas, who will speak on a new (participatory) model for philanthropy.

Research papers (only first author mentioned):
- Johan Ivar Sæbø (Informatics, University of Oslo) Participatory health information systems development in Cuba - the challenge of addressing multiple levels in a centralized setting
- Gustav Taxen (KTH, Stockholm) Introducing Participatory Design in Museums
- Jorn Messeter,Interactive Institute, Malmo, Facilitating Collboration through Design Games
- Anders Morch (University of Oslo) Workplace as Learning Laboratory: The Winding Road to E-learning in a Norwegian Service Company
- Magnus Irestig (Linköping University Sweden) The Impact of Participation in Information Systems Design: A Comparison of contextual placements
- Erling Bjorgvinsson (K3 Malmo University) On the spot experiments within healthcare
- Minna Isomursu (University of Oulu) Using Mobile Video for Concept Evaluation and User Participation
- Jarmo Sarkkinen (Department of CS/IS, University of Jyväskylä, Finland) Framing Planning Discourse: A Perspective on Representing
- Kari Rönkkö (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden) Personas is not Applicable: Local Remedies Interpreted in a Wider Context
- Satish Puri (Norway), contextuality of participation in is design - a developing country perspective
- Jackie Yan-Chi Kwok (School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Weight of Space: Participatory Design Research for Configuring Habitable Space for New Arrival Women in Hong Kong
- Ellen Balka (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Technology Trouble? Talk to Us: Findings from an Ethnographic Field Study
- Robert Luke (University of Toronto, Canada) The Promise and Perils of a Participatory Approach to Developing an Open Source Community Learning Network
- Virginia Eubanks (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Making Sense of Imbrication: Popular Technology and "Inside-Out" Methodologies
- Cecelia Merkel (Penn State University) Participatory Design in Community Computing Contexts: Tales from the Field
- Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado, Boulder) Social Creativity: Turning Barriers into Opportunities for Collaborative Design
- Mike Wu (University of Toronto) Participatory Design with Individuals Who Have Amnesia
- Anne-Marie Oostveen (NIWI-Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) From small scale to large scale user participation
- Rogerio DePaula (University of Colorado at Boulder) Lost In Translation: A Critical Analysis of Actors, Artifacts, Agendas, and Arenas in Participatory Design
- Catherine Letondal (Institut Pasteur, France) Participatory Programming and the Scope of Mutual Responsibility: Balancing scientific, design and software commitment
- Kai-Uwe Loser (University of Dortmund, Germany) Socio-technical Walkthrough: Designing Technology along Work Processes
- Helena Karasti (University of Oulu Finland) Artful infrastructuring in two cases of community PD
- Monika Buscher (Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK)  Ways of grounding imagination

OTHER SESSIONS:
- Tutorials, Doctoral consortium (Tuesday, July 27)
- Workshops (Wednesday, July 28)
- Short paper session (research work in progress field experiences, reflective practitioners, tools and techniques) 
- Art Installations, Environments, Projects, Designs, Demonstrations
  
REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Early registration (before June 15)
- Student: US$ 85
- CPSR member US$ 200
- Other: US$ 300

Regular (ends July 20)
- Student: US$ 100
- CPSR member US$ 250
- Other: US$ 350

On site:
- Student: US$ 115
- CPSR member US$ 275
- Other: US$ 375

Fees for the tutorials are US$100 each.
Fees for the pre-conference workshops are USD 25 each.

Further information about the registration:
<http://cpsr.org/conferences/pdc2004/register.html>

Information about accommodation:
<http://cpsr.org/conferences/pdc2004/travel.html>


ALSO OF INTEREST
The ACM SIGCHI conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS2004)
takes place August 1-4, immediately following PDC2004 in Cambridge, MA,
1 1/2 hrs by air from Toronto. More information is available at:
<http://sigchi.org/dis2004/>

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES
Conference Co-Chairs:
  Andrew Clement, University of Toronto, Canada
  Peter van den Besselaar, NIWI, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts
    and Sciences, Netherlands
Program Co-chairs:
  Fiorella de Cindio, University of Milano, Italy
  Doug Schuler, The Evergreen State College, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Liam Bannon (Ireland), Thomas Binder (Sweden), Jeanette Blomberg (US),
Tone Bratteteig (Norway), Jacob Buur (Denmark), Debra Cash (US), Todd
Cherkasky (US), Andrew Clement (Canada), Peter Day (UK), Fiorella De
Cindio (Italy), Yvonne Dittrich (Sweden), Frank Emspak (US), Gerhard
Fischer (US), Joan Greenbaum (US), Davydd Greenwood (US), Judith
Gregory (Norway), Robert Guerra (Canada), Michael Gurstein (Canada), Bo
Helgeson (Sweden), Vidar Hepso (Norway), Finn Kensing (Denmark), Sarah
Kuhn (US), Leah Lievrow (US), Peter Mambrey (Germany), Preben Holst
Mogensen (Denmark), Gale Moore (Canada), Michael Muller (US) Julian Orr
(US), Norberto Patrignani (Italy), Volkmar Pipek (Germany), Rob Procter
(UK), Toni Robertson (Australia), Patricia Sachs (US), Partha Sarker
(Bangladesh), Doug Schuler (US), Steve Scrivener (UK), Lucy Suchman 
(UK), Randy Trigg (US), Peter van den Besselaar (Netherlands), Ina 
Wagner (Austria), and Volker Wulf (Germany).
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Liam Bannon (Ireland), Thomas Binder (Sweden), Jeanette Blomberg (US),
Tone Bratteteig (Norway), Jacob Buur (Denmark), Debra Cash (US), Todd
Cherkasky (US), Andrew Clement (Canada), Peter Day (UK), Fiorella De
Cindio (Italy), Yvonne Dittrich (Sweden), Frank Emspak (US), Gerhard
Fischer (US), Joan Greenbaum (US), Davydd Greenwood (US), Judith
Gregory (Norway), Robert Guerra (Canada), Michael Gurstein (Canada), Bo
Helgeson (Sweden), Vidar Hepso (Norway), Finn Kensing (Denmark), Sarah
Kuhn (US), Leah Lievrow (US), Peter Mambrey (Germany), Preben Holst
Mogensen (Denmark), Gale Moore (Canada), Michael Muller (US) Julian Orr
(US), Norberto Patrignani (Italy), Volkmar Pipek (Germany), Rob Procter
(UK), Toni Robertson (Australia), Patricia Sachs (US), Partha Sarker
(Bangladesh), Doug Schuler (US), Steve Scrivener (UK), Lucy Suchman 
(UK), Randy Trigg (US), Peter van den Besselaar (Netherlands), Ina 
Wagner (Austria), and Volker Wulf (Germany).

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