June 9, 2017

Participatory Design Conference 2018. Open Call

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Participatory Design Conference, held on 20–24 August 2018 in Hasselt and Genk, is calling for submissions – full papers, short papers, workshops and tutorials. Open call for participation open until 10 November 2017 / 9 February 2018.

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Participatory Design is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies, tools, and social institutions more responsive to human needs. A central theme of Participatory Design is the direct involvement of people in the design of things, spaces and technologies they use.

PDC brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of software developers, researchers, social scientists, designers, practitioners, cultural workers, activists and citizens who both advocate and adopt distinctively participatory approaches in the development of information and communication artifacts, systems, services and technology. A central concern has always been to understand how collaborative design processes can be driven by the participation of the people affected by the technology designed.


Call for Submissions

Participatory Design Conference 2018 invites contributions from, amongst others, the fields of human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, co-design, design research, computer-supported collaborative learning), 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, reflective and exploratory short papers, workshops, tutorials, a doctoral colloquium and an interactive exhibition format ‘Situated Actions.’

PDC 2018 seeks novel research results or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities in the following and related areas: participatory design as a political process, participatory design as a political movement, domain-specific applications of participatory design, infrastructures and complex challenges, theoretical reflections and tools, methods and techniques of participatory design. •

Participatory Design Conference 2018
20–24 August 2018
Hasselt / Genk, Belgium
Full papers 10 November 2017
Full-paper revised submission, short papers, workshops, tutorials, doctoral colloquium and situated actions submission 9 February 2018
Full schedule and more information



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