Archive for October, 2007

10th anniversary conference on Participatory Design

The 10th anniversary conference on Participatory Design: Experiences and Challenges
September 30 – October 4, 2008
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Sponsors: CPSR and ACM

Please visit the web-site to see the different contributions that we call for.

Submission deadline (all contribution types): March 15, 2008

Participatory Design (PD) is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies, tools, environments, businesses, and social institutions more responsive to human needs. A central tenet of PD is the direct involvement of people in the co-design of things and technologies they use. Participatory Design Conferences have been held every two years since 1990 and have formed an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology innovation and use.

The conference theme for PDC 2008 is Experiences and Challenges. It will be the 10th PDC and a golden opportunity to reassess the achievements of the PD movement and to consider its future. We invite you to reflect on past experiences and review the important lessons we have learned so as to better meet the new challenges of the future. What are the important trends, phenomena, developments, and views on participation and design etc., which in so many different ways challenge our traditions, our experiences and/or the current ‘wisdom’ within the field?

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