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PDC 2018 : Participatory Design Conference 2018


Conference Series : Participatory Design Conference
When Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018
Where Hasselt and Genk, Belgium
Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2017
Notification Due Jan 12, 2018
Final Version Due May 18, 2018
Categories    design   participation   politics   HCI

Call For Papers

Call for Participation

PDC 2018 invites contributions from, amongst others, the fields of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), co-design, design research, CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning), ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development), design anthropology, sociology, media studies, architecture and spatial planning, and arts. The conference offers multiple venues for contributions, including traditional academic Full Papers, and reflective and exploratory Short Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, a Doctoral Colloquium and Situated Actions (an interactive exhibition format). PDC 2018 seeks novel research results or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities in the following and related areas:

PD as a political process

Critical application and evaluation of the relations that characterise PD processes, e.g. in relation to gender, power, culture and sociomaterial dimensions in the development, implementation and appropriation of designed artefacts.

PD as a political movement

Critical, theoretical, and empirically-based reflections on the role of participatory design in contemporary societies, e.g. how socio-technical relations shape and can be shaped towards cooperative design of technologies, spaces, artefacts, and services, or the politics of design.

Domain-specific applications of PD

Experiences with and analysis of applications of PD within specific domains, including: economy and social inequalities, migration and xenophobia, museums and cultural heritage, tourism and transportation, healthcare and basic social needs, education and the labour market, public administration and crisis management, social computing and datafication, spatial planning, architecture and city-making and other domains and communities.

Infrastructures and complex challenges

Empirical and theoretical studies and perspectives addressing complex challenges such as the infrastructuring of multiple and widely distributed stakeholders in participatory design.

Theoretical reflections

Development of new theoretical concepts, introduction of theoretical perspectives, or critical analysis with clear relevance to participatory design and collaboration around technology design and use.
Tools, methods and techniques

The description and evaluation of new tools, methods and techniques developed to facilitate democratic cooperation on designed artefacts, experiences, IT-based systems, or organisational forms of design, including the extension of existing ones.

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